Hitchhiking Adventures

Two 16-year-olds thumbing the US coast-to-coast in 1970

by Robert Drake



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/1/2023

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781663250445
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781663250421
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781663250438

About the Book

A parent’s nightmare. Two sixteen-year-old boys leave the safety of their suburban homes to hitchhike from New Jersey to California and back—no plans, no places to stay, no maps, and no money ($46). Driven by a yen for adventure, they almost insanely rely on unknown drivers to move them along the 7,000-mile route.

The thrills of the journey are all revealed—the near starvation, gun-toting cowboys, burning deserts, great parties, hostile police, friendly college frats, the homecoming, and more, including humor.

Stick out your thumb and hop aboard.

About the Author

Robert Drake is a lifelong thrill seeker who has fond memories of hitchhiking across America in 1970 when he was sixteen. He lives in New Jersey.