with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Hitchhiking to All 50 US State Capitals

BloggingPro pointed out a blog about two guys, Scotty and Fiddy, who have set a goal to hitchhike to all 50 US state capitals in 50 consecutive days. Their site is Hitch50.com.

It’s official. Hitch 50 begins Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 AM Eastern time. We will be in Times Square hitchin’ to New York’s capital: Albany. This gives us until Wednesday, November 29th to reach the 50th state capital.

I doubt many people hitchhike from Times Square, should be pretty fun. If you’re in the area come see us, get a photo with us, hang out, attract attention or offer us a ride.

This lark is definitely more than a lark. It’s well thought out. From their about page, they explain:

The rules of Hitch50 are simple. We can’t pay for ANY transportation. And we must get a photo in front of every state capitol building in 50 days or less. Most importantly, we must provide reader of our website with original content at least once every day and at least once every state.

They explain that if you are one of the people who gives them a ride, they will put you in their blog posts, along with videos and photographs. They will also give you a “Golden Ticket”.

Every person who gives us a ride receives a golden ticket and is entered into a draw. Near the end of the project, we’ll choose one of these names at random. This lucky person will fly to wherever our final state capital is, party with us and hang out. For free. Now, there’s a good chance this could be in California, or Hawaii. So how does a free tropical vacation sound?

As for why? Do they really need a reason? I guess so. For them, their reason is that their education isn’t over. They just graduated from collect and wanted to do…something different.

Something fun to do, which involved traveling and meeting people and sharing experiences with them. So… we decided to hitchhike to every state capital, in 50 days or less. This gives us the opportunity to meet fun people and see fun places all over the USA. During the process we’ll also get the opportunity to neglect sleep, nutrition and exercise for almost two months….which is awesome.

Ah, to be young again.

Good luck, and from a fellow traveler, a promise that good or bad or whatever label you want to put on it, you are going to have the time of your life.

One Comment

  • Posted November 9, 2006 at 11:43 | Permalink

    Wow. How are they going to get the transportation all the way to Hawai`i? :) I live there, but go to college in Indiana, and my parents practically weep every time they have to pay for airfare. But wow. What a fun project. I wish I had the guts to do something like that.

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