|Would have been cool to hitch a ride on this bad boy!|
Hichhiking! By myself! For the first time ever! Exciting, scary, anxious, exhilirating! I was so ready for the adventure. The day after I decided to change all my plans and head up North to Bushweek, I packed all my bags and got Adam to drop me off in Cloones. I stood on the side of the road with my thumb out, all sorts of emotions bouncing around my insides. I felt a bit silly standing there as some school kids walked past me. Time was ticking by pr..et..ty.. sl..ow..ly... I started thinking this was hopeless, maybe I should call Adam and get him to pick me up? I checked my watch... Nevermind, only 5 minutes had passed. I stuck with it and only 2 minutes later a man walked up to me and asked where I was headed. I checked my gut, had no bad feelings about it, so I hopped in. He was a nice older fella on his way to work. He dropped me off at the Byron turn off where I got picked up again just like a minute later, this guy saying he stopped just because I had a nice smile! It took me 4 different rides to get to my destination, but I got there, waiting only about a total of half an hour.
Hitchiking is actually pretty cool, I had a nice adrenaline high for a little while after, it provided me with a good taste of the freedom I'd been missing, and it got me to my destination. I also reckon it's a good way to meet new people with all different outlooks on life. I definitely think I'll be doing more of this!