Do people still hitchhike?

How about picking up hitchhikers on the side of the road?

When I was a kid, I’d hitchhike while I was visiting my cousins up in Greenwood Lake.

My cousin Lenny and I would want to head into town during the day. No one in the house would give us a lift.

We’d walk about a mile to the main road, begin the process by walking backwards then stick out the thumb.

At times it would seem like many cars and trucks would just pass us by.  Some would beep at us. Every now and then someone would feel sorry for us and pick us up.

We were so close to the road it was amazing that I never got hit by a speeding vehicle.

Here’s a cool song from back in the day…