Our names are Scotty and Fiddy and we hitchhiked to all 50 state capitols in 50 consecutive days. We started in Times Square on October 10th 2006 and ended in Honolulu on November 28th 2006. It was awesome. Email us: hitch50@gmail.com. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, it was fun! Read about our trip here.
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The Building

The first class DC treatment continued today. Shawn’s neighbor Missy is in the Air Force and works at the Pentagon. Missy was able to gain us special access and give us a private tour of one of the world’s largest buildings.

She escorted us through the security checks and into the inner rings of the building. We walked throughout the gigantic building checking out some impressive displays of American military power. I think it’s safe to say few hitchhikers get to see the places of the Pentagon we saw. Unfortunately taking photos is banned so we couldn’t get proof we were standing at Donald Rumsfeld’s office. However, we did manage to get some photos in the TV studio of Scotty interviewing Missy.

pentagon interview

We looked for the rooms where men in general’s uniforms were plotting strategic attacks. They would have small figures of tanks, troops and trucks, moving them on different fronts by pushing them along with a stick. All this takes place in a dimly lit room with a large map in the middle. And we listened carefully for someone to pick up a phone and demand “get me Moscow”, but found neither. I know it’s there somewhere though.

We let Missy get back to work in the mid-afternoon and said goodbye to DC. Waiting across the street was Lindsay. We hopped in and headed south…


Anonymous Diana in STL said...

Way to GO!

The Pentegon must have been awesome!

Ride Safe!

Diana in STL

6:19 AM  

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