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Santa Barbara, CA, July 2005. [30 Aug 2007|11:55am]

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The folks'll wonder 'bout the wedding, they won't listen to a word you said [28 Mar 2007|12:24am]

Hello, all.

I know, it's been forever since I posted (and actually, if you remember, I bowed out of the community because the type of traveling I did wasn't the type expected here), but...

Since the last time I posted, I met some dude who became the love of my life and he taught me the wonders of hitch hiking, and January 18th of this year was the anniversary of my very first going-away-from-home excursion.

Looks like you've got another street kid in your midst. I know, one year, whoopee, I should try doing it for five or ten years like the guys I roll with, but hey. I might be a young pup, but fuck off.

Lovin' you.



I read back some of the entries and I noticed that the mod said she was undecided about me so I'll tell you this great story about one of my most memorable nights on the road...and the reminiscing will probably let loose a flood of stories so bear with me.

We were trying to get back to IllinoisCollapse )

Or, there's this really great story about this one time me and my guys were spanging and I said the most stupid thing in the world at the worst time ever.Collapse )

That's all for today, folks.

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it's getting too cold to ride outside up here [25 Sep 2005|01:09am]

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anti-war DC protest - give a poor hippie kid a ride! [18 Sep 2005|05:39pm]

hey ya'lls -
i was wondering if anyone is going to the anti-war protest in DC on the 24th (from michigan). i need a ride, and our fucked-up university offers transportation for $75/person, which i definitely don't have. i mean, i can chip in a bit of money for gas, but i really AM quite poor. but can definitely provide good conversation, good hippie food, good music, and uhh... dread your hair, if you so desire. :) word.

X posted in random locations.
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old ghosts of the west coast [26 Aug 2005|08:44am]

the squamish railway heritage park in BCCollapse )
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Only dead fish swim with the current... [05 Aug 2005|01:05am]


This is an artwork by my friend elbo. He does work about people on the road. If you are in Vancouver BC canada over the next month there is a show at Gallery Gachet, 88 east cordova street in the downtown east side, by artists exploring the travellers' life and traveller art as the road to redemption from guilt and inner strife.

Some of my flicks from when I said fuck it and went train hopping and hitch hiking everywhere will be in the show, too.

A lot of the people in the show are also survivors of the psychiatric system which means they tried to get help but it screwed them up, worse. We're talking electroshock therapy or lobotmies or drugs or institutionalization.

So many of them decided to heal themselves through art. The title of this show is "Way to Bakersfield" after the Dwight Yoakam lyrics.

To learn more about outsider/self-taught/tramp art/raw art, go here. The Raw vision source book is another good resource for learning about outsider art galleries.

There are art galleries all over america, canada and europe for people who don't want to be in the "system".

This is the gallery's website

Finally, another helpful link for psych survivors is here.
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[04 Aug 2005|07:22pm]

everyone listed here is no longer a member of the community.if you feel i have wronged you let me know and maybe we'll work something out, but for now.. i don't see any reason for you to stay.


p.s Jake.. i made you a co-maintainer deal with it ;)

as for everyone else.. keep posting.

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[29 Jul 2005|09:44pm]


Massive 3-day mobilization in Washington, D.C.

September 24-26, 2005

Visit our website today to download leaflets, endorse the mobilization, and learn more about the plans for this powerful weekend of action

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[ mood | happy ]

hey ya'll -
i know this isn't exactly community-appropriate, and for that i apologize. my best friend and i are traveling to philly next month via greyhound!! go greyhound!! leave the driving to them, the drinking in the back of the bus to us!! she got accepted to americorps and will be working in an inner-city school in philly next year (cuz school sucks... drop out of college!!) and i am going there with her in an attempt to find housing for her. thing is, we don't know ANYONE in philly - she has relatives in pittsburgh, but that's about it. so... does anyone know of any squats or cheap places to crash there? i mean, it's PHILADELPHIA, they must have some. also, any info you could provide (if you have any) about free food services, good dumpsters to get shit from (without a security hassle... they're getting worse about that in some places), and cheap-ass punk shows in the area, that'd be super tight. we're trying to do this on as little money as possible, and if you're smart enough, it's very easy to travel very cheaply... yes.
thanks for any help in advance, and i will post more community-related posts eventually... i promise. :) haven't done much traveling lately, what with college and whatnot.
peace, love, and anarchy,

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[25 Jul 2005|09:57pm]

Recently I had the urge to get out of this state and city...
to find something new. I overlooked a lot of things and seemed
just plain distracted by such thoughts. But now I am seeing things
pretty clear. New things happen here all the time. I was so blind
and ignorant to the fact that there is so much already at my fingertips.
I think a lot of other people here think that way too. Almost as if
you have to leave the state to do something... like there isn't the potential
here or something. Like you have to be in D.C. to protest. Well I know different and hopefully we can get the juices flowing to others.

It's always cool to travel but there is already so much around you.
You never have to leave to find something different. I think maybe
I was just not appreciating it here but now I do. There is so much
oppurtunity. I don't really want to leave at all now. I want to experience
the full potential of my city and state before I go onto another.
There is so much I haven't seen or done here.

Where ever you are I hope you realize the same thing.

I mean I feel pretty rich... and everyone should because

I have a back yard full of stars and wherever you are you will always
have the stars and when you realize it that makes you the richest person in the world.
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URGENT [25 Jul 2005|08:29pm]

hello hello
I know this community is practacly dead but i wish to salvage it. I'm doing a bit of a clean up this is how it goes i guess..

As i mentioned in the UserInfo i wanted this community to be pretty much stories of experiences with hoboing and hitching, squating etc. and mainly stick to that. But it's obviously branched off into other things and that's not really what i wanted this community to be about. I wanted this community to be about trainriders sharing storied with other trainriders, hitchers with others, so on and so forth.

I hope everyone gets the point...

I hate being the bad guy but no one else is moderating the community and the last thing i want is for this community to die, so a few people are gonna have to go because they haven't really said anything..
BUT you get a chance to say something or get out.

I'll give you guys a week to get the ball rolling:

Those of you who can stay:

crust_punk you obviously know why
red_pen_theory (it's always nice to have you on our side haha)
roadsick you know why
greenriver you know why
is_circe I'm undecided about you.. but keep posting and i'll figure myself out.

God.. post anything. Stories, questions, start a debate, get an opinion on an idea, post links and pictures you've found that are interesting.
Just keep everything on the subject, please, and if you don't know what the subject is, fer crissake! refer yourself to the userinfo. I really hope this works out the way i'd like it too, i don't want to have to abandon this.

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[26 Jun 2005|09:23pm]


I got these from Bill Daniel's website. Pretty neat, eh???
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Photos from the Phillipines, as promised [27 May 2005|11:11pm]

It was all SO GREENCollapse )
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[14 May 2005|10:45pm]

I'm moving over to is_circe, so it'll be me posting stuff later.

Since I promised pictures, here are some photos of Kuwait in a sandstorm:

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Sun during the sandstorm.

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Look, no buildings in the background.

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The sand was thick in this particular storm.

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It was even hard to see a building a few hundred meters or less away.

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If you look to the right of the picture, right by where the traffic lights are, you can see the faint
outline of two circles, which are the Kuwait Towers.

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[03 May 2005|12:24pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Alright... traveling pictures.
This is all from the summer of 2004.

I'm only putting these behind an lj cut because there's lots of pictures...
Mind you some of them aren't that flattering.

From Toronto To Vancouver To Montreal To Vancouver Collapse )

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[03 May 2005|11:56am]

[ mood | happy ]

yea i've been neglecting to post my pictures up...
I guess i forgot. These aren't traveling pictures, but whatever.. They're pictures of my stay in Vancouver.

0_o Collapse )

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New member! [03 May 2005|07:59pm]

Well, I hope this story qualifies...

I had flown back into Kuwait from the Phillipines (because I'm living here in Kuwait with my mom for a few months) and I needed to get my visa renewed. Men in Kuwait are notorious for being forward about asking women out, and so I felt a little wary about how the visa maestro was looking at me.

"Hello, you're back in Kuwait, I see?" He asks. Preliminary chitchat for what I know is coming. I nod. "How do you like it?" He asks.
"I think Kuwait is beautiful," I say, and eyeball my visa and passport which he held in his hands.
"Kuwait is beautiful because you're beautiful," he says. I wave off the comment with a smile.
He rested his hand solidly on my passport and visa.
"Can I have your number?"
I say no. He pulls the visa and passport back toward himself.
"Why not?"
I start to stammer. I'm not a good liar.
"I--um--well--you see, I have a boyfriend."
"No matter, no matter." He eyes me hungrily.
"Can I, um, have my passport back?"
"Only if I have your number first."
"Okay, okay," he hands my papers over. "I'm a bad man, a bad man."
He chuckles as I walk away.
Of course you're a bad man; you had to have known I'm seventeen; you stared at my passport for at least a minute!

Gotta love visa officials.

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ocupy and resist [02 May 2005|02:25pm]

tennement squat, barcelona summer 2002

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[17 Mar 2005|09:44pm]

here's for all you donkeys who have joined but since you haven't posted it must mean that you are actually 45-year-old stockbrokers sitting in front of a computer screen in your underpants and you have never been within ten miles of a railyard and the only thing on tracks that you ride is the escalator at the mall.

um, my fun story is this one time I got off a train in front of a pulp mill. they were dumping nasty shit into these big cesspools nearby and it was giving me a really bad headache. I was alone and an hour's walk from the highway and as I walked along the deserted road, some guy pulled over on the other side of the road and dragged a big black heavy-looking garbage bag into the bushes and spent enough time in the bush to have buried it. I hid until he left. Then I made my way over to the highway and got a ride in 15 minutes, at four o'clock in the morning no less.
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[17 Mar 2005|05:18pm]

seeing the way this thing is going i thought i'd throw something out there jut to get people talking and posting (because a shit load of people have joined but i'm not getting any posts :( )

What's the most unusual/creepy etc. thing that's happened to you while train hopping/waiting for a train? (this also applies to the hitch hikers just replace train with car and whatnot)..

For me it has to be when i was in Brandon and i was sitting under a bridge waiting for my train to come by and i see this white thing out of the corner of my eye and i see that it's a dog wandering around by itself and my dog didn't react to it whatsoever and i thought she would've because she has a tendency to get over excited when she she's other dogs and goes apeshit. So i see this dog at the bottom of the hill near the tracks and it goes and walks off so i go down to follow and i see it walking along the tracks and then i didn't see it anymore.. fucking weird.
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