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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Salt Lake City, UT

Jack’s driving hours are limited by federal laws, so we pulled into a truck stop in northern Utah for the night. After a cheap motel sleep we continued our trucker lifestyle with a gas station breakfast and headed to Salt Lake City. Jack had to smuggle us through certain parts of the highway, like scales and when other company trucks were around. We felt like illegal aliens, shoved in the sleeper cabin of Jack’s truck, not being able to see what was going on or where we were. That’s okay because we made it to Salt Lake City in good time.

Jack is an interesting guy. Not your stereotypical trucker. He owns a production company and is trying to make a documentary on the trucking lifestyle. He heard us on a NPR radio station in Portland, Oregon on Sunday night and liked the idea of our story. To his surprise he spotted us on the side of the road Monday afternoon. Jack has some good ideas to make the documentary a success. He's planning on doing a combination of pre-arranged rides and hitchhiked rides with truckers all over the country and getting their stories on film, sounds like an interesting idea to me. We talked more about setting up a blog or website for Jack. He has so many cool stories from the road and sees such amazing places everyday. Jack you got an audience waiting to hear your stories and see your sights, make it happen.

Jack’s truck was too big for the roads around Utah’s capital building, so his friend Roger picked us up and drove us to the capitol building. Niki met us there too. We decided it would be fun to vote, so we went inside to ‘have our voice heard’. It turns out nobody wanted to listen, so they sent us off without letting us vote. Not even Niki, a Salt Lake resident. We got some cool stickers though. And some even cooler jump shots.

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After saying bye to Jack and Roger we got in Niki’s sweet new Acura and headed back north towards Montana.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great rides. Not surprised about your truck driver not fitting the stereotype as I have met few truckers who do.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much too cool. Could you also post some more information about Jack's film?

12:51 PM  

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