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Hobos, Tramps and Homeless Bums

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by KaBar, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    National Hobo Convention coming up, the second full weekend in August, August 10-11-12-13 in Britt, Iowa. Britt is about 30 miles west of Mason City, Iowa, on Route 18. Free camping, and the jungle feeds two free meals a day (breakfast and dinner.) It ain't fancy, but it's free! Limited spots for RV's or vans. Limited shore power hook-ups. No blackwater pump out stations available. Britt has no Greyhound service, so if you are on a bus, the nearest terminal is in the Mason City airport, east of I-35 on Route 18. Both the Mason City cops and the railroad special agents increase surveillance of the Mason City yard for several days before and after the Convention. Riding in on a train is all but impossible (only one person that I know of has successfully done it in the last twelve or fifteen years, and that was Stray Cat Julie from Canada.) "It ain't real, but it's still fun."
     
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  2. label228project

    label228project New Jack

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    reminds me of manson
     
  3. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

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    You're kind of late to the party. I wrote that SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, ha ha.
     
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  4. theprotester

    theprotester Moderator Crew

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    The past keeps us young, kabar
     
  5. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

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    Are you going to try to make it to Britt, protester? It ought to be fun. And aggravating. And full of pointless drama. What would the Hobo Convention be without some pointless drama, eh? Come on down!
     
  6. theprotester

    theprotester Moderator Crew

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    It's a long arse haul from Australia. But I'm sure before my days are out I'll see it live.
     
  7. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

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    They usually have a little contest about "who traveled the longest distance to get here" contest at the opening ceremonies of the convention. Australia would definitely win, ha ha. This year I only came 1,025 miles. Pathetically short trip, I admit.
     
  8. simon sandleshit

    simon sandleshit Junior Member

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    go explore. jesus you have the whole internet have you ever heard of google maps before? if you have to ask these questions you should probably not be riding trains until you gain more knowledge/wisdom
     
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  9. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

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    You sound as if you're trying to run away from home...?
     
  10. theprotester

    theprotester Moderator Crew

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  11. shaolean13

    shaolean13 New Jack

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  12. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

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    If you have a sister in SF get a train/bus ticket there and go.
    There are too many factors working against you to hop a train at this time, too many to explain here, not the least of which is lack of experience/knowledge on the topic. Do more reading/research.
     
  13. One Man Banned

    One Man Banned Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I see from your posts that you're at that awkward stage where you don't know how to talk to people.
    Relax. Chill.
     
  14. theprotester

    theprotester Moderator Crew

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    Woah. Breathe little fella.
     
  15. Baxte Stockman

    Baxte Stockman New Jack

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