Three American college students, student teaching in London hopped on a ferry to Dublin with little money and no idea how we were going to travel the country. Train rides were too expensive so we hitchhiked. I don’t remember all the rides but here are a few:
- The man from Belfast who heard on the news his neighborhood had just been bombed so he dropped us off and went home.
- The priest who blessed my friend’s rosaries while driving along a highway
- The truck driver who assumed we had marijuana because we were Americans
Was it safer back then?