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Day 5. Ohio to Detroit, part 1

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Ohio

I wake up around 8am with a slight hangover. I jump into the shower to see if it makes me feel better. It doesn’t. I fall back asleep on the floor.

We leave and Tonya is late for work. We walk through her neighborhood, hop a wired fence and start sticking our thumb out.

The group splits into 2. I pair up with Angus and Tina pairs up with Arturo.

Teacup chirps us on the walkie talkie, and tells us she caught a ride and that they’re going to scoop us up. We meet Jeff, who turns out to be a successful millionaire in his 50s. We are super excited he retells a poem from memory and catch everything on camera.

He drops us off at a Pilot truck stop, we shake hands, trade info, and we part ways. We take this time to charge up all of our electronics and order junk food from McDonalds.

We walk on to the highway and not too long after, a cop turns on his lights and pulls over. He yells “What the fuck are you guys doing?!” and then he notices my camera and changes his tone. I greet him with a smile.

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December 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Day 2. Hitchhiking the Midwest

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Texts from last night.

Ron 2:41AM: Did u guys find a ride
Me 2:57AM: We didn’t sleepin under the bridge tonight
Ron 2:59AM: That sucks dude ive been trying to find a girl for a bit haven’t got layed in 3 months
Me 3:01AM: Lot lizard!
Ron 3:05AM: No don’t use them I try and find a real girl
Ron 6:14AM: How about that little hottie that’s with u would she bee willing to give it to me for helping u guys out with the ride ans the showers
Me 10:10AM: She’s not like that
Ron 10:12AM: Lol ok

For whatever reason, I decided not to tell Tina about this until after we left the truck stop. We wake up from under the bridge, pack up and head back to Petro and charge up our walkie talkies.

We chill at the Petro for a little bit and run around asking truckers if they can give us a ride. Tina pulls through again by catching Milton (or Melton)

For me, the ride consisted of random trucker lingo and free chips. Refer to Tina’s post for more details because I was asleep for most of the ride and whenever I woke up, it was just for Fritos and more water to drink, then back to sleep and recording Arturo fall asleep on Snapchat and Instagam.

From Tina’s post:

“Lot lizard: prostitutes who hangs around truck stops
4-wheelers: regular cars on the highway
Seat covers: cute girls that wear revealing clothes while driving 4 wheelers. Since truckers are high up, they can look down at cleavage and whatever’s going on. They will also radio to surrounding truckers to check you out too. I think the alertness of boobs is a part of bro-code regardless of occupation.
Pickle park: an area where truckers (male and female) meet up with the sole purpose of hooking up. “

We reach somewhere into South Louisville and catch a bus to town and meet one of my former Couchsurfing hosts from a previous hitchhiking trip.

We reach Eiderdown to meet up with Laura (restaurant and bar) by bus and foot. We hug and I introduce the crew to Laura. Laura closes up and we ride in Laura’s truck bed back to her new place and after a little bit of drinking we decide to go off in search of some food. We end up eating Mexican burritos and tacos from La Bamba. Arturo and I talk to a hottie with huge perky breasts. None of us make any real moves, but Arturo refers to her as one of the most attractive girls he’s seen in a while and I refer to her as burrito tits (The restaurant saying is “Burritos as big as your head” with a picture to go along with it).

We leave the restaurant and walk past some wandering locals and they recommend following them to Tap Room.

We end up doing a horrible job at Karaoke singing “Nice and Slow” by Usher, but for everyone’s entertainment, I suggestively hump a chair to the beat. Angus does a solo rendition of  “Paul Revere” by the Beastie Boys. I am exhausted and we walk back and knock the fuck out.

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Kickstarter Project: Webseries of Woncho like Poncho hitchhiking the Midwest

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This is the video that I put up on Kickstarter, which got successfully funded!

“Starting August 9, 2013, I will hitchhike the Midwest and document my adventures through middle America using video footage, social media, blog, instant film photographs, and a scrapbook. These will tell the stories of the unique people and cultures that I encounter.”

You can check out the the original page below: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/woncholikeponcho/webseries-of-woncho-like-poncho-hitchhiking-the-mi

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September 11, 2013 at 5:36 PM