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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Bye bye Branson

After spending the night in Branson we tried our luck hitchin’ on the highway again. Getting rides was slow going so we decided to break out our “A game” with some freestyle hitchin’. Here’s a video titled “The hitchhikers guide to the hitchhiking” outlining the different moves we use to get our rides.



The barrel roll attracted the attention of Joey who came back to see what was going on. He took us across the Arkansas state line and dropped us on the side of the highway 20 miles down the road. Here we enjoyed sights such as a full size RV towing a full size Airstream trailer. You know, sometimes the RV just ain't big enough.

After an hour of standing in our third location of the day, an Acura hatchback pulled over. As we walked up to the car there didn’t appear to be much room available to fit us and our bags. We were greeted by a friendly man speaking quickly in Spanish. Not fully understanding what was going on, we jumped in the back seat. Jose, Julio and Bryan didn’t speak any English, ya that’s right his name is Bryan, but were happy enough to cram all five of us in the four seater car.

With our limited Spanish we managed to explain what we are doing, why we are wearing white suits and the directions to Little Rock. The ride got even better when they told us how they love Bon Jovi and put in their CD. It turns out it was actually Guns and Roses, but we didn’t have the heart to tell them.

Our new Latin American friends are originally from Nicaragua but are working in the Rogers area of northwest Arkansas. It was difficult to communicate with them, but it was clear they love their new home in America, happy to be living the American dream. The American dream for today was enjoying their day off, driving through the Ozark Mountains, celebrating the St. Louis Cardinals’ winning the world series.

They took us south throught the Ozark Mountains for a couple hours to the town of Conway, then headed back home.

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Nicaragua crew

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course scotty had to do the 360. I know for a fact that fiddy couldn't pull of the 360 if his life depended on it.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Hilarious collection of hitch attempts. I guess you had some free time on your hands in Branson!

9:43 PM  
Blogger One Pinch of Pocket Lint said...

Nice Chuck Norris Blowout the zipper move.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - love the hitchhiking guide -- you guys are just too funny. Can't wait until you are in Colorado!

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Fiddy in Vancouver said...

Anonymous said...

Of course scotty had to do the 360. I know for a fact that fiddy couldn't pull of the 360 if his life depended on it.


Maybe but I don't see that boy poppng and dropping. He couldn't even pop a tag with his fly done UP!

1:29 AM  

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