Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hitchin' a ride.

I was headed out to find a feature for my Practicum class when on the opposite side of the road I saw three people and three dogs sitting in the median. At first I wasn't too sure what to do, but I decided to turn around and go talk to them and see what their story was. It was really neat to hear their perspective and spend some time with people who lived so freely. I hope they make it to Louisville to see Hank Williams III.

Shana March, 24, Tasha Stone, 19 and Justin Thomas, 28 'fly a sign' by Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, Ky. The trio has been traveling together for 3 months, but all have been on the road for at least 5 years. "I started hitching when I was 14," Stone said, "I love the feeling of being on the road, life is so big you just gotta live it all." The three met at a music festival and decided to stick together. Since then Stone and Thomas have started dating and March has adopted a puppy. "It's important to travel with people you trust, and these people are my family - I trust them with my life," Thomas said.