I was talking with my mother-in-law this morning and remembering growing up in rural areas of Texas. I doubt if it is as simple as it was with the leaps in technology but I image many kids do many of the things we did as kids. One of our favorite things as young children was to jump a boxcar and ride it as far as we could and still get back home before dark. On a good day you would get lucky and catch a train back home and no one would be the wiser. On our worse day we caught a train and rode to far. I in haste had left without my shoes and had to walk miles back home on the scalding asphalt. After hours of walking we were finally found and picked up by the local sheriff and delivered to our very angry parents. Needless to say it was a few weeks before we rode the train again and never that far again.