Weirdly Midland is a good place to hitchhike into & out of. WTF, isn't this Texas? Dig it: oil workers are are not individualist hermit buttfucks the way ranchers are and they're totally cool with giving you a lift. (Midland and Odessa exist because of the oil industry that is there) I dunno, this is just one experience, could be just our good luck when we were there. Midland is George Bush's birthplace.