Thanks, I would not have thought about what was said.
I have been living as part of society for about twenty years now and recently unemployed. I recall the days of the 80s with great fondness and amusment (forgetting the hardships of course) as you will one day think back on your trips across the land.
I can say I met interesting people and actually hitched around the world literally. I was in Atlanta, had a passport and found a guy who bought me a ticket to Germany. I hitched through Europe and Asia and then got deported back to the States when my passport got lost (with the help of an unfreindly driver).
One day your adventures will be history. I urge you to record them any way you can, journal or tape, because you will be saying somthing one day about a true happening, the three girls in brussels, etc., and no one will believe you.
There is a magic on the road that only a true hitcher will ever know; a person in the office never can. In a few days my wife and I will be on the road. I'm looking forward to it. She's scared; never been there before. I look forward to being once agin a road warrior of the age.
While I'm here I'll help where I can with advice from days gone by, pass on info to the new generation of hitchhikers if I can. Like:[list:8147da6168][*:8147da6168] Kentucky and NJ give you 30 days for pedestrian on the interstate.
[*:8147da6168] Virginia stops you every time they see you, as of 1988.[/list:u:8147da6168]
Well if I can contribute I will. And thanks for having me here.
Happy trials to all, and keep a smile on your face.