Week 10: Thank You.

Week 10: Thank You.

This week we travelled down Route 1 from Big Sur down to San Diego.

We’d realised that contrary to our expectations, California is NOT easy to hitch and although this popular route is flooded with tourists, they are mostly American tourists raised to fear hitchhikers, not hippies as we’d imagined to find along this route.

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Week Nine Part II: Thank You.

Week Nine Part II: Thank You.

We split week nine into two parts because so many people helped us this week! We managed to remember a few more names for the second part of this week…

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Week Nine Part I: Thank You.

Week Nine Part I: Thank You.

The week of no names. We feel terrible when we don’t remember people’s names. You might think “why don’t you write them down!” and I’m not making excuses but this week we had a lot of rides, we ate very little and we slept very little, and it was extremely hot.

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Week Eight: Thank You.

Week Eight: Thank You.

Every week seems to provide endless examples of the kindness of strangers but this week we really saw how strangers can become friends in no time at all, and unfortunately how you shouldn’t count your chickens before they’re hatched…

Week Eight marked the beginning of our trip down the West Coast – the ‘second quarter’ of our journey across the north, down the west, along the south and up the east back to Boston, and we had a pretty interesting (and amazing!) welcome…
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Week Seven: Thank You.

Week Seven: Thank You.

This week is an easy post to write.

Unlike other weeks, where we’ve had countless lifts and hosts and general ‘helpers’, this week we have just ONE person to thank (well, almost.)
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Week Six: Thank You.

Week Six: Thank You.

This is a week of people doing more; of going out of their way, of inviting us to stay, of strangers reaching out to us and offering us dinner, of new friends offering us a place to stay further on in the trip.

Put your fate in the hands of a stranger and they just might surprise you. People are kind, people are generous and people want to help.

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Week Five: Thank You.

Week Five: Thank You.

We pretty much spent the whole of this week in Denver! Two nights turned into six and we started to discuss if it would really be that bad if we just stayed in Denver until October, failing the challenge, but hey, having a great time.

We got into a routine of volunteering, eating amazing food, laying in the park. It was great. And we could not have done it without all of these people. Thank you so much.
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