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Hitchhiking around the United States. I have until July 20 before heading home. Growing up sheltered in a small town, I'd love to learn about the different cultures here; something i could never learn on television.
Currently I'm wandering. I'd like to he a teacher, English or history and figured a long hitch would give me the perspectives needed. I set out on June 6, two weeks ago today. Still able to travel another month, but my connections east of Utah are few and far between. Currently, even though there is much more to me, all I can think about is my trip.
I began in Yachats and made my way north to Tillamook before cutting east through Portland. After spending a few nights in Hermiston with my uncle I followed my feet through Walla Walla and onto Spokane. From there I was given a ride through Idaho, through most of Montana before dropping through Yellowstone for the first time. Making my way south I spent Father's Day weekend with my dad exploring the desert of southern Utah. Today I will head east through Colorado, hopefully reaching New Orleans soon. From there I will make my way into Florida to see Coral Castle (wikipedia it, I heard about it while Hitching). Maybe up the east coast before making my return journey. I would really like to spend Independence Day in Philadelphia.
Gandhi has influenced me a lot. My mother gave me a necklace quoting his most famous: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." There are many changes I would like to see. I try to remind myself every morning to live these changes(compassion and kindness are not rare).
I would love to dive into the depths, to probe your perspective and share mine. I enjoy long discussion, something to leave me pondering my way of life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hopefully I can share stories and perspectives with people along the way. Don't be shy if you'd like to meet for an hour without offering more, I'd love to see the local favorites of an area.
If all goes well I'll offer a couch on the Oregon Coast through the winter before going on another adventure next summer.
Recently, unrelated to this organization, a family.welcomed me into their home. Walking through Jackson Wyoming, a young gentleman offered me a ride in the morning. Him and a friend were looking for a camping spot. We drove south a mile or so out of town before finding the perfect spot. We asked the people living near the field if we could squat, they fed and housed us for the night.
Living. Exploring, doing. Wandering, hitchhiking and seeing the natural grace of our beautiful planet.
I hate television but love music and books. I like trying to see the world from another perspective, something I have learned from hitchhiking.
Music, Movies, and Books
Into the Wild, as any respectable adventurer. The Hobbit series and Harry Potter. Really anything with a good adventure. Ishmael and the Perks of being a Wallflower. Anything by Chuck Pahlanuik (Fight Club, ect).
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
In a nut shell, I love the National Parks, small towns and country roads. I've seen compassion beyond my previous comprehension.
Teach, Learn, Share
I've been hitchhiking for three years, spring of '08 is when I began. I understand the ins and outs of listening to a good host, entertaining or simply enjoying the ride. It sounds like couchsurfing is right up my alley.