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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St. Paul, MN

We slept at Brad’s place Saturday night and he offered to take us into St. Paul Sunday morning. But, Jason, also from Sioux Falls also wanted to take us into St. Paul. Luckily Brad had already handled the situation by calling Jason and combining their efforts to get us there together. To make it even easier, they live only a couple block away from each other, but never knew it. The four of us piled into Jason’s Jetta and headed east to Minnesota.

Before leaving town we checked out the falls of Sioux Falls. The area was recently restored and made into a really nice park. Don't believe us? Have a look.

Jason served in the Navy and has some crazy stories about working on the submarines, like staying submerged for 72 days, running into whales and a hatred for dolphins. Brad is on a quest to prove to us that South Dakota is cool, and it’s working. You can read about it all here.

We consider ourselves professionals, but not yet experts in the hitchhiking field. The expert title comes with years of practice, concentration and diligence. It was our good fortune we met a true expert in St. Paul. Roger Johnson is “The world’s first self proclaimed welcome sign photography expert”. Roger, a St. Paul local, agreed to meet us at the capitol building with his twin brother Rodney and Haley Chamberlain. Never heard of her? Well you better check this out. The three of them are planning a 50 states in 50 days trip for the spring and have been following our progress. You can follow their progress here.

They are filming weekly updates leading up to their big trip and invited us to join along this week. The video is posted below. But wait, keep reading and watch it after.

The capitol events continued with Nick’s Great Dane, Tango. Nick, a St. Paul local hooked us up with train tickets from Montana to North Dakota through his travel agency Leisure Travel. Then we got to hang out with Paul from the local TV station WCCO.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better out came the Minnesota tradition of the capitol building stairs three-legged race. Scotty and Fiddy were in tough competition against Roger and Haley, two seasoned veterans. The wind was gusting from the east, the stairs were freshly polished and the crowd anxiously awaited the starting gun.

Some say it was the weather, while others say we were road weary, but frankly we were just out of our league.


Anonymous Mike R said...

I see "Scotty" and "Fiddy" have been washed, ironed and pressed back into service.

Heres hoping the White Suits appear again in Vegas or somewhere.

2:14 PM  
Blogger famechaser said...

Talk to me Haley.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is the roger johnson video so crappy compared to the previous ones?
and way to go guys! it was nice to shake hands with you at the MN capitol. even though i've been living here for 7 years, it was my first time there.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Haha I love that you lost your shoe! That really slowed you down, bummer.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous "Fiddy" in "Vancouver" said...

FYI: the links to Roger, Haley, and Nicks' websites all appear to be broken.

4:07 AM  

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