Big Riggin'

Before we started Hitch50 we figured rigs or long-haul trucks would be the 'bread and butter' of our rides. But this never happened, we didn't have a single ride in a rig, or any commercial truck. Until today.

After waiting several hours on the side of I84 we climbed aboard Jack's truck in The Dalles, Oregon and headed east. He's hauling empty beer kegs to Salt Lake City, Utah. Jack is also planning to make a documentary about trucking and the lifestyle on the road. So hopefully we can get some good footage for him.

On the open road, through Boise to SLC.


Boise, ID

The particular Peterbilt we are riding in is pretty much the Cadillac of semi trucks. It has two separate sleeping bunks, cushy suspension and seats that are fit for a King. Tonight we ride in style.

If you're going to be riding like a trucker, you need to eat like one too. So the three of us pulled off at the Truck Corral in Baker City, OR for some authentic cuisine. They specialize in Chicken Fried Steaks...the size of hubcaps.

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Awesome

After that onslaught we were on our way to state capitol number 32: Boise, ID. We were a little concerned about how exactly we would be getting our obligatory capitol- building photos while riding in a 18 wheeler on the interstate. Jack said he could make it happen. As long as you don't mind paying for four parking meters at once, apparently you can park a semi truck at the capitol building.

Big Rig

Fiddy Jack Scotty

Onwards to Salt Lake City!