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EarlyBird Portland
10/18/13 6:56 am

Once while in high school while with 2 other girls, I was peer pressured into it.

thejoker Call me Bartholomew
10/18/13 6:32 am

I'm not a murderer but I still can't get a ride

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/17/13 11:28 pm

I have probably hitchhiked somewhere close to 40,000 miles in my lifetime. It was a common thing to do back in the 70's and 80's. I travelled the country multiple times, plus commuted back and forth from Oregon to California (college).

Happy Hong Kong
10/17/13 8:23 pm

From the Isle of Skye to Durham.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/17/13 7:29 pm

I used to hitchhike at the age of 7-8 all the time. My brother and I would walk a country road picking-up bottles for their redemption value, hitchhike to the store to exchange them, then hitchhike to the next town where the fireworks stand was.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/17/13 7:31 pm

He was 8-9 at the time and I was 7-8 and we did this countless times during the summer months. What else were we to play with? Rocks? Oh yeah. We did play with rocks.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/17/13 7:32 pm

Then the bottle rocket wars would ensue. We also deconstructed fireworks, collected the powder, and made bigger explosive devices. Those were fun times.

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/17/13 7:34 pm

I'm seriously impressed you have all you fingers. Sounds like fun times. I never dismantled fireworks, but I did my share of similar shenanigans.

Kris Humidity Central
10/17/13 7:11 pm

Yes, but not in a country travel way, just across town. And I was wearing a school shirt too, and my destination was the school so...

Inspired by Shazam?

Emily33 North Carolina
10/18/13 3:28 am

Sort of. I saw someone hitchhiking the other day and thought about asking about it. Shazam just reminded me to ask :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/17/13 6:57 pm

No, I haven't... I hope I never have to.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 6:55 pm

I did through the 80s, but haven't recently. Not bc I'm afraid to, I just haven't needed to. Have thought about doing it cross country sometime - bucket list.

MJSeals J.D.
10/17/13 6:52 pm

What do you think I am? A rangers fan?

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susanr Colorado
10/17/13 6:51 pm

In the 1960s & 1970s. I can't imagine doing it today.

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