Day 7

Cake for breakfast!

April 2nd, 2010

It all started when Randy gave in to his curiosity and yelled down to me from his yard in Johnsonburg, NJ. He offered me a drink and we sat on his porch with his neighbor Mel and talked for a while. He let me take a shower, gave me a box of Girl Scout cookies, and even gave me money to go buy dinner at Sweet Jane's down the road. I ended up spending the rest of the evening at Sweet Jane's. In addition to preparing some delicious food, Kevin and Sheila (the owners) let me sleep on their property and gave me the slice of carrot cake you see pictured for my breakfast this morning. Cindy, Chaz, and David invited me over to their table for a while and shared their wine with me. But I think my favorite moment of the evening was when Kevin took a book off the bar, a book about the history of the township, and asked me to write something and sign my name on the title page.


  1. Jonathan says:

    …I had matzoh pizza for breakfast.

  2. Dave says:

    Since I saw the picture before the writeup, I was terrified that your diet had devolved into eating cake that you found lying on the side of the road.

    I’m glad your first week has gone so well, buddy! I’m lovin’ your stories.

  3. Eric Derby says:

    Hey Matt,

    Great following your journey! I was tending bar for Shiela and Kevin the night you happened into Sweet Jane’s in Johnsonburg.

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. Teresa says:

    Sorry I missedyou that night at Randy’s but we checked to make sure you got to Sweet Janes’ and figured they had let you stay there-have a wonderful trip and relish all the memories you’ll get! I called randy and read what you wrote about the day and he wanted to know where you had gotten to.

  5. Frank says:

    Glad you had a chance to get thru our friendly little village on the early leg of your journey. Good luck on the rest of your travels.

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