Day 140

Interesting sticker!

August 13th, 2010


  1. MN Roxanne says:

    Something about fish…. interesting???

  2. Kier from Oregon says:

    Hey Matt ~ I’m getting so excited because you are so close to my home state! We are planning on being in Rockaway to see you very very soon….you are really moving my friend!

    • Kier from Oregon says:

      MN Roxanne ~ according to the computer clock we did tie this time (-; You are one fast lady … referring to posting 1st only LOL

      • MN Roxanne says:

        honestly… I just turned on that site… I was doing emails and thought I’ll check in… not trying to be “fast”

    • MN Roxanne says:

      Kier… I’m so glad to read that you’re going to be there to greet Matt at Rockaway… I was hoping to but he’s walking so fast, he’ll be done before I get there!! Gather bunches of folks and give him a warm welcome from all the Hobo Nation… we’re so proud of him!

    • Gigi says:

      Yay for Kier! So happy that you will be there to welcome Matt. Read in Flickr that the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce is also monitoring his walk. I’m hoping for a great reception when he gets there but you better move fast Kier, our hobo is eating up those miles.

  3. Christopher says:

    10 days (?) to Rockaway – WOW!

    • MN Roxanne says:

      the count down is on… happy for Matt , sad that it’s going so fast…..

      • Michael in Atlanta says:

        i would stop the red line if i did what my heart told me to do. but our Matt deserves to get to Rockaway. He has worked hard for this.

      • John in MI says:

        I just noticed that on the big map at the top (without zooming out), you can fit both the latest picture pushpin and the Rockaway Beach dot. A sad realization, but probably not for Matt!

  4. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Interesting sticker indeed. Some weird fish in there? Dead fish? Sleeping fish? No fish? Lazy fish? I know! Go fish!

  5. John in MI says:

    Yikes! The dreaded upside-down salmon wearing lipstick sticker. Now all we have to do is figure out what it means.

  6. Michael in Atlanta says:

    looks kinky. avoid it like that video store back a ways, Matt.

  7. Michael in Atlanta says:

    omg. Matts site just told me to slow down!

  8. John in MI says:

    Okay, after some brief research on the Washington DOT site, I think this has something to do with water runoff around major waterways and salmon migratory paths. Maybe in the winter they aren’t supposed to use certain de-icers when these signs are present?

  9. John in MI says:

    For some reason, this is the image I have in my mind of what Matt will see as he reaches the Pacific.

  10. Robin in Oregon says:

    So excited you’re almost there Matt! :) I’ll be in the White Salmon/Hood River area tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll see you.

  11. JLarry says:

    180 miles to go. 96% complete.

  12. Candice in Alabama says:

    It’s the manufacturer –

  13. Kelli from MI says:

    I just wanted to say Congrats for your journey! You have worked so hard for this. I have followed you since May. Everyday I”am excited to see what new pics you have posted and the angels across America. Have a safe rest of your trip Matt….

  14. Shannon says:

    Wow! I’ve been gone for 2 1/2 weeks with very limited internet access and I can’t believe how much farther you’ve gone, Matt! Congratulations!

  15. Jaime says:

    I wonder if the residents of Rockaway Beach know of Matt’s story and upcoming arrival?

  16. Sharon P says:

    Great going, Matt! You’re moving so quickly…I say that from my perspective, I know! Love seeing the pictures you post each day! You may have to do something afterwards, as there will be severe withdrawl among your hobo clan.

  17. hehe my husband says hobo Matt should be “traveling Matt” like the fraggle in Fraggle Rock!

    • jeff says:

      ut ohh….showing your age. I was fond of Marge the trash heap myself. And bought the DVD’s so my kids could enjoy.
      Postcards from the uncle who traveled all over the place if I remember correctly.

  18. Sue in NY says:

    We are all so proud of you Matt!!! Way to go. I know I am not alone in thinking how sad it will be to see this journey end. I hope to travel the country someday – though I can’t walk it, but I WILL stop frequently to smell the roses and meet my fellow Americans. YOU, Matt, have reminded us all that we ARE one nation, there are still good people here who care about strangers and will do all they can to help. Your journey has made me proud to be an American again – THANK YOU!!!! And Thank YOU to your parents, family and friends for sharing you with all of us – we all truly appreciate it!

    So this just leaves one question in my mind … HOW are you getting home? Car? Train? Plane? Maybe a southern walking route back home? I know the last one is too much.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Planes, trains and automobiles. Matt is flying home. He’s already told us that one. Then I guess he’d take a car from the airport but I know nothing of NY and where Matt may be going to when he gets home. So, maybe even a train-transit train? But Matt is taking a plane flight home for sure.

      • jeff says:

        well he could actually walk. He does not have much luggage. A rubbermaid toat…a three wheeled cart (that should go in the smithoanian if you asked me) and well he would have just put in 3100 miles plus….why not walk home to rockaway beach. Maybe a hour or two at most. Everyone walks in New York. Come visit us ..!!

  19. Sue in NY says:


    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Yes we do don’t we? Welcome to it Sue in NY. Glad you came along for the journey. We are quite the bunch here if you’ve been silently following along at all. If not it’s okay. Hope you’ve gone back and looked at all the past postings. Matt is an awesome photographer. He needs to make that his next career move.

  20. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Looks like Matt is out of range again today. This hobo fanatic is keeping busy with the usual Saturday chores of grocery shopping, etc. but keepin’ an eye on the planet! Hope for pics soon.

  21. Larry from N.J. says:

    Matt, Been watching silently for 4 months now. Wish you could walk back home to N.Y. also. Great, Great journey. I enjoyed it. Thank you.

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Welcome Larry from N.J. to the hobo planet. Glad you’ve been following along. And even more so that you’ve posted. Jeff will be excited to see another represent the garden state there.

      • jeff says:

        I will? ok…then .. Welcome fellow person from my wonderful, almost bankrupt – income tax rip-off state of New Joisy.
        Are you a Larry from Pompton Lakes…?

        • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

          Now now Jeff, be nice. At least your state isn’t as bad as California(at least I think it isn’t). But what do I know about Joisy? I live in Ohio!.

  22. K.W. From NV. says:

    Looks like it was broken off and stuck back in the ground upside down, don’t know what it s though

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      You know you may be right. That would explain why the fish and the writing look upside down. And yeah, still don’t know what it’s for.

  23. e says:

    Maybe a break day- as its close to 100 f today through tues…

    • jeff says:

      darn weather. always throwing a wrench in things. I was wondering why the slow pace…and that could have alot to do with it. Early on when he would do certain things he would say “record..93 degree’s and 20 miles” or something like that. Would be more accurate but I think (and I could be wrong) there are close to 1500 pictures uploaded already over at Flickr

  24. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Looking at the red line map, it seems like Matt’s still moving…it looks like he’s in Maryhill right now…wonder if he can see the winery up on the hill…hopefully he’s hydrated…it’s just plain hot out there.

    • MN Roxanne says:

      Sounds like the heat wave we had here that just broke… I trust Matt will have all he needs to stay hydrated… wish it wouldn’t be so hot for him… I hope Robin and other folks that know of his walk-about will seek him out and bring refreshments!

      • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

        That’s funny. Deanna you ask if he can see the winery and both you and Roxanne hope he is hydrated. Can you see the funny in that? If he’s near a winery I would think he’s plenty hydrated! Maybe even a little inebriated??? Nah, I don’t think, or at least I hope not, that Matt drinks that much. I just found it funny, near a winery and drinking plenty.

  25. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    I’m such a basket of emotions. While I’m happy Matt’s is so close to his destination, I’m sad that Matt is close to his destination. I really do hope this site/blog continues. We’ve all traveled this journey together and I hate for it to come to an end. Has anyone heard if there are plans to keep this going?

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Jason said he presumed this site would be up for a year but that they need to discuss it. First priority is Matt finishing this walk. But I am sad to see it come to an end. I like seeing all the new pics. Maybe when he gets back to NY he’ll start a sister site to this? What that would be I don’t know, I am not a technical person at all so don’t know how all this blog stuff works.

      • jeff says:

        You keep saying that ..but you know you are expert blogger at this point! you have thrown out some good ideas too..
        good morning! Happy sunday to all.

        • John in MI says:

          Maybe he could take pictures of his frequent walks around NYC once he gets back. That would be cool too.

        • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

          Aw come on Jeff, I want to be a “blog virgin” just a little longer please? I really am only posting comments as the pics are posted. Is that all there really is to blogging? If it is then I guess I have to concede that I’m no longer a “blogging virgin”. ha ha.

  26. I’m going to be so sad when this is over, Anyone want to go for a walk?

    • jeff says:

      on my way….were we gonna meet. How far we gonna go? Got to give me about four hours to get there via plane..and add a hour to make it off the Tarmack in Newark…..ahh heck….we all take a hour walk today and think of Matt doing his 20 something. Safety in numbers.

  27. charlie says:

    i walk every single day…..over to the PC to catch up on matt’s journey!!

  28. katzien in austin says:

    S?? Socks? I get all the other letters, but I usually see an A in place of your S. heehee

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