Day 63

Two-toned street signs!

May 28th, 2010


  1. Kevin says:

    I have to know why these are bi-colored! I am sure someone out there knows why…fill us in. I truly love the pictures and wish I was brave enough to do what you are doing. Maybe someday….

  2. Jfer says:

    My initial guess for the two-toned street signs is so they’re visible during snowstorms and white-out conditions. I’ll ask my born-and-bred in the Midwest husband later today. Happy travels!

  3. Eileen says:

    The signs are two toned as they are designated as truck routes. Heavy trucks are not allowed on all streets in La Crescent.

    • Barbara Kiviat says:


    • Heather says:

      So, like a truck could only go, say, in the direction the yellow side was on?

      I swear I’ve learned so much stuff I never would have known because I stayed up until like 2:00 a.m. looking at all of the pictures & reading people’s posts. Perhaps one day some of the little tidbits I read will come up in conversation… and when I’m asked how I know that, I’ll be able to say, “there once was this guy who decided to walk across the country….”

      I think what blows my mind the most is through Team In Training (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) I’ve learned that like only 1/10th of one percent of our country’s population has participated in a half or full marathon – and Matt’s doing that almost every day! Makes my feet hurt just thinking about it! ha ha

  4. Ann says:

    Hi, I just came across your web site and I am overwhelmed with your commitment. I wish I could do what you are doing. I plan on following you till the end of your trip and see what comes up in your pictures and blogs. Thanks for sharing. Have a safe trip and may God be with you on your travels.

  5. Maria says:

    Happy Be-Lated Birthday.
    I am 60 years old but young at heart and wish I had done what you are doing. I am living vicariously through you.
    I love the pictures and the stories about the people you meet.
    My God keep you safe in your travels and I will keep following you (in spirit) in your journey.

  6. Doug Gray says:

    Good idea for truckers-it’s not like they can just slow down right quick and consult a map about which way to go.

  7. Thank you for the inspiration. Best wishes to you on the journey! I will be keeping up with ya! Stay safe.

  8. Kimmie P says:

    I’m enjoying looking at the pics and reading the comments. Nice to have an escape at night. Keep posting and I’ll keep reading.

  9. Jeff H says:

    I’m willing to bet that at least 75% of American males dream of doing what you’re doing. I did for sure (still do for that matter). Now I can’t, got a wife and new baby to support (not to mention I’d miss them both painfully after only a couple of days or so). Everyday I wonder what your day/night has been like – PURE FREEDOM, new adventures, new people, new places, challenges, and exciting uncertainty. You are accomplishing what I like to call a “life event.” This trip will almost certainly define the rest of your life. Thank you for sharing it.

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