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Alexandra picked us up in Madison and we headed south to Illinois. Alexandra is originally from Byron, Illinois, but has been living in LA for the past few years. She is into competitive fitness routines; kinda a mix between bodybuilding and a beauty pageant. She’s actually on her way to LA today to enter a competition on Friday. Now, here’s where you can help. We challenged Alexandra to eat a hot dog on stage. If she does it, and does it well, we’ll fly her to State 50. So we need you to email her through her web site and encourage her to chow down on stage. C’mon it’ll only take a second. We’re not joking either.
Alexandra is one of those happy-go-lucky kind people. She gets excited when she drives through highway tolls, because she gets to pay for herself, and the person behind her. We had a good time riding with her in her Saturn to her parent’s restaurant in Byron, Illinois. Randy, her step dad treated us to lunch. We didn’t get a chance to do our workout routine, but maybe in state 50.
Stacy came to meet us at the restaurant and took us south towards Chicago. She blew off work for the day to drive us into Michigan. Along the way we stopped to get a new Hitch50 symbol.
This hound now appears on the bumper of any car we’re in. Watch for it on an interstate near you!
Stacy lives in the Chicago area, and wants to go to law school. Check out her web site to see how you can help her achieve her goal.
Stacy and her dog Madison took us to Kalamazoo. I knew we we’re officially in Michigan when a pickup rolled into the gas station blaring Eminem and a scrawny white guy got out of his Sunfire, adorned with bleach blond hair and proceeded to stare me down. We know Michigan isn’t all like this, but pop culture leads us to this image.
We said goodbye to Stacy and met up with Kahn. Kahn drove out from Detroit to take us to Lansing. Kahn is a cool guy who loves his four kids and steak. He originally planned to take his whole family and us on a family road trip, but unfortunately the timing didn’t work out. Oh well, next time.
He took us for a quick visit in Lansing Monday night. After a short photo shoot, at the capitol we were on the road again heading south.