Day 64

Gen and Marv

May 29th, 2010

Last night we stayed up late talking over drinks and cookies (well, I ate most of the cookies). After breakfast this morning I hopped on the four-wheeler with Marv and he took me on a tour of their wooded, hilly farm (it was kind of surreal to see one of their cows wandering through the forest!). We went up to the top of a bluff on their property overlooking the Mississippi, where the views were absolutely stunning. They've hosted different groups and events on their property from time to time, including a peace festival in 1972 with more than 600 attendees!


  1. Will says:

    These are the kind of people I want to run into on my walk! I look forward to your blog every day, Matt!

  2. Peter P says:

    You know, your blog is proving the old saw about couples resembling one another over time. Maybe this is just a Mid-west thing, but I doubt it.

  3. Karen Too says:

    How many cookies, beer, and chips–per mile–do you think that you’ve consumed by now?

    So many fantastic people and sights.

  4. Mom says:

    Thanks for being good to Matt.

  5. Lizzie K says:

    Such cool people, & what hip shirts! Out the window on the way to high school we used to say that seeing cows in the woods was a sign of good luck. We missed you going up and down crazy Staten Island hills Saturday. I finished another whole 19 mile walk!! Thinking of you as you become more and more famous :)

  6. charlotte flory says:

    How amazing! Marv and Gen are my childhood family friends. You are lucky to have found them and their lovely home on the bluff. WE live in POrtland now, so might see you pacific-side! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Daron says:

    Gosh this couple reminds me of the John Hartford Song “Watching the river go by” you should give it a listen if you have the chance. Really enjoy you site and am envious of your journey… Wish you the best of luck!

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