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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Charleston, West Virginia

We returned to Lloyd’s house in Lexington after we viewed the Frankfort capitol. The time was almost 1AM, but we were pumped to keep going. In Lloyd’s living room we scoured our ride offers list for anything that could get us closer to West Virginia. Next we tried Lloyd’s CB radio. In his Jeep, parked next to the highway Lloyd put on his best southern drawl “Hey y’all who’s got their ears on, anyone going east to West Virginia tonight, common back now y’all”. The CB idea, which seemed like a good one at first turned into a game of listening to the ridiculous conversations and accents from the CB conversations and putting in our two cents where we felt worthy. The idea didn’t get us a ride, but it was pure entertainment.

It looked like the night was over, but Lloyd came through with the mother of all offers. He pointed across the street to a dented, green Geo. “That car’s there is mine, I paid $50 bucks for it and don’t give a damn what happens to it. It’s got a full tank of gas, you guys are free to take it.” Wait, did we just get a car given to us? Well, no, but we had free reign of the Geo for the night. Having a full tank of gas, it fit within our rule of not being allowed to pay for any transportation. We sealed the deal on the hood, packed our bags and got in. Lets just pause for a moment and thank Lloyd, who is possibly the most generous guy in the whole USA. Thanks Lloyd.

Llyod and Scotty 2

It was a feeling of freedom behind the wheel. We were off to West Virginia, cruising through the night, controlling our destiny for the first time on the trip. After a stop at Waffle House, and some energy drinks to fend off sleepy thoughts we made the West Virginia line, and then the capital, Charleston.

Charleston was fun, but for the first time we didn’t have anyone to share the experience with. But we kept ourselves entertained. Fiddy even went through the whole state of West Virginia blindfolded. He's been there, but never seen it.


After having a look around our 27th capitol building we made the sleep deprived journey back to Lexington, Kentucky, arriving at about 10AM.


Anonymous Jerad said...

WV is a relatively easy state to navigate. It's a shame I couldn't have helped you out (I'm a student at Marshall in Huntington), but you guys should at least be passing by. Keep up the good work.

7:29 AM  

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