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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Helena, MT

First off some phone and contact info details. Nextel kinda forgot about Montana, Wyoming and most of the Dakotas. So our phone doesn’t have service today and maybe not tomorrow. We can still check the messages though, but email is the best way to contact us. It’s also wreaking havoc on the GPS tracking so please be patient for the next day or two, we're working to get it going. Thanks.

Slow going on the Montana highways today. Kept it grassroots the whole day, but our first ride didn't come until about noon in Bozeman and took us all they way to Belgrade, 10 miles away.

Another half hour on the side of the highway, then a two-tone brown van pulled over. We crammed ourselves in with Arianna, Leprechaun and their son Rowan. That’s right Leprechaun. They are a friendly group who belong to the Rainbow Family organization.


Along the ride we learned a little about numerology from them. Calculated from our birthdates Freddy and I are both 8’s, while Arianna and Leprechaun are collectively a 7. Here’s where it gets interesting: Add both our 8’s together and you get 16, now add the 1+6 and you get 7! So both groups are both collectively 7’s. Not really sold on what this means, but they were pretty excited about it.

Leprechaun talked passionately about mind over body, spirit over mind, body over mind type theories and ideas. Like two stone statues we sat in the back of the van trying to take it all in. I don’t really get it all, but it seemed positive, so that’s cool. Half an hour later they dropped us off on the side of the road with the challenge to take two cookie jars, fill them with cookies then write love on one and hate on the other. Over the following two weeks focus on each jar thinking thoughts of love and hate for the appropriate ones. Apparently after two weeks the ‘hate cookies’ will be rotten and the ‘love cookies’ will be fresh. Interesting. Someone try it out and let us know on your findings.

After parting ways with our Rainbow Family friends we waited a couple hours more for a ride to Helena. A few dozen rabbits kept us company on the side of the highway, so that was fun, so much fun. Finally Drew picked us up and took us the 65 miles into Helena. Drew is a nice local guy back from military service and finishing business school. He took us into town and dropped us at the local shopping mall. Luckily the capitol building was only a couple blocks away. 34 done.



Anonymous Ben said...

Wait a minute, who are Sammy and Freddy? I'm confused...

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are Freddy and Sammy, and what have they done with our friends Scotty and Fiddy? Is it connected to the Nextel conspiracy?

I thought so.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I miss something? Where did the Sammy and Freddy shirts come from?

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Freddy in Vancouver said...

I tried the cookie thing once but I got impatient and ate them. The hate ones made me sick but that might be because I ate two dozen cookies...

Thanks for the props. I really do feel awesome today.

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said 'Freddy'! I caught you!

9:43 AM  
Blogger famechaser said...

This is the funniest story yet. I want numerology.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Kyla said...

So I'm just curious, what happened to the Fiddy t-shirt...why is it Freddy all of a sudden? Keep up the good work guys!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Joyce Carnagey said...

who is Sammy??

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. When did your names change from Scotty and Fiddy to Sammy and Scotty? In need of fresh shirts or what?

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do the shirts say Freddy and Sammy now? What have you done with Scotty and Fiddy!?!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did you change your names??? I like it, esp with white suits and cowboy hats.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



or what?

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Wait a second! Who is Scotty and Fiddy?

11:22 AM  
Anonymous shamelessharbor said...

I am moving out to Montana from Michigan in the spring and I hope everyone is as nice as the ones who helped you two lol

2:27 PM  

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