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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Chicago, IL

Don met us at The Slippery Noodle for lunch and agreed to take us north to Chicago. Don lives in Lebanon, just north of Indianapolis. He took the day off work and met up with us to hang out and go for a drive. A friendly family man, Don got set up in his dad’s car for the day. It even had sheep skin seat covers.

Don took us in downtown Chicago and right to the capitol building. Number 41 done. Nah, just kidding we know it’s not the capitol. Don left us downtown to check out the city and figure out what to do next. All of Chicago is really cool, but the best part is “The Bean”. The Bean is an oversized chrome coffee bean on the edge of Lake Michigan. These photos show how cool it is.

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Julia gave us a call around five and offered a place to stay and entertainment for the night. We quickly met up with her and went to the Chicago Museum of Modern Art. Julia is in town on business from Canmore, Alberta, Canada. She’s staying at a friend’s apartment on the 27 floor of a building in downtown Chicago, and offered us some couches for the night. Julia, or Jules, invited us to a work party in Chicago last month, and it randomly worked out she was back in Chicago again this week. She’s a super cool, laid back girl who retired from the life of a ski bum, and entered the white-collar world. Well kinda, she still lives in a ski town and skis more than me or you. I think she’s still a ski bum at heart. The company she works for, was getting about 20 people together to check out the sustainable design exhibit, then having a wine and cheese party. The museum was awesome, all the new designs and exhibits were amazing to see. You may have heard the trendy catch phrase “Waste equals food”, well this exhibit proved that statement.

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Before leaving we got the record for group jump shots. Here’s 14 staff members of Critical Mass jumpin’ it up.

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Geoffery (third from the left) had us all back to his swanky urban apartment for wine and dinner. It’s a strange feeling sitting in this amazing downtown apartment, surrounded by lots of awesome people, when only two hours before we had no idea what we were doing for the night. Everyone there decided we needed to generate some content for the web site. We wanted everyone to make a hitchhiking sign that shows where they would want to hitch to.

After the party a group of us went out in Chicago and spread the word about Alexandra’s hot dog challenge. After a fun night with awesome people we crashed on the couches at Julia’s apartment.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lisa A. said...

Cool....yet another Canadian gets involved in Hitch50, Eh!!!!

2:54 PM  

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