Hitchhiking in Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine anybody want to meet up? (1 Viewer)

BrutalHeart

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Arriving in Burlington in 2 days. Haven't done a lot of hitching in the past, but planning tour around Vermont, especially Northeast Kingdom. Also planning to explore New Hampshire and Maine. Interested in meeting/traveling with people in the area. I'm really pumped because I just got unstuck in Portland, OR after 3.5 years not traveling. So I'm up to do all sorts of stuff, take some risks, and try new things.
 
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Older Than Dirt

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Burlington used to have a lot more trainkids a few years back than in recent years.

There was a stabbing incident and of course endless ODs, and then a police anti-homeless campaign that had very few folks around last time i was there, but that was 2017.

Also a lot of building on the waterfront cleared out many camping areas, and they closed and are renovating City Hall Park which was a big hangout spot.

Still a nice city though, very easy to get by, with not exactly friendly folks but they leave you alone (Vermonters are just strange), and maybe things have changed back.

The municipal campground behind North beach has showers you can use. You have to have either one or two quarters (i forget which), and you get more hot water than you want to take a shower and wash your clothes, and the thing GIVES BACK the coins, you just have to have them to start the showers.

The benches outside Radio Bean on any sunny day are a good bet for interesting conversation. Buy a coffee, and sit for hours. Burgers at the Shopping Bag rule and could feed a person for a week; ghetto central also, or as ghetto as Burlington gets. say hello to the nice police officer standing outside. Dumpster the gourmet chocolate spot on i think Pine? [near arts Riot]. Food pantry is superb.

Northeast Kingdom has gorgeous woods, and very depressing towns full of strungout redneck wiggers.
 
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Stella Lum

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Arriving in Burlington in 2 days. Haven't done a lot of hitching in the past, but planning tour around Vermont, especially Northeast Kingdom. Also planning to explore New Hampshire and Maine. Interested in meeting/traveling with people in the area. I'm really pumped because I just got unstuck in Portland, OR after 3.5 years not traveling. So I'm up to do all sorts of stuff, take some risks, and try new things.
I'm up in Maine! :)
 
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BrutalHeart

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Burlington, VT
Burlington used to have a lot more trainkids a few years back than in recent years.

There was a stabbing incident and of course endless ODs, and then a police anti-homeless campaign that had very few folks around last time i was there, but that was 2017.

Also a lot of building on the waterfront cleared out many camping areas, and they closed and are renovating City Hall Park which was a big hangout spot.

Still a nice city though, very easy to get by, with not exactly friendly folks but they leave you alone (Vermonters are just strange), and maybe things have changed back.

The municipal campground behind North beach has showers you can use. You have to have either one or two quarters (i forget which), and you get more hot water than you want to take a shower and wash your clothes, and the thing GIVES BACK the coins, you just have to have them to start the showers.

The benches outside Radio Bean on any sunny day are a good bet for interesting conversation. Buy a coffee, and sit for hours. Burgers at the Shopping Bag rule and could feed a person for a week; ghetto central also, or as ghetto as Burlington gets. say hello to the nice police officer standing outside. Dumpster the gourmet chocolate spot on i think Pine? [near arts Riot]. Food pantry is superb.

Northeast Kingdom has gorgeous woods, and very depressing towns full of strungout redneck wiggers.
Thanks bro! Read your post before while hitching, and missed the best part. Sitting in front of the Shopping Bag right now. Going to try a burger on pay day. Radio Bean is pretty cool. Food shelf served delicious egg scramble, sausages, and huge watermellon slice for breakfast yum (on my day off!) Cops stare at me, but do not approach. Going to check the chocolate place soon as I haven't eaten for days because I miss all the free food feed times working way up in St. Albans. Found the wiggers you spoke of up there in large numbers. Drunk Somalians fist fighting in Battery Park, and the loser ran away toward the police station.
 
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