Day 63


May 29th, 2010

Thanks for the groceries! (Lots of fruit, Mom!)


  1. Jay says:

    Reading all this is restoring my faith in humanity. Keep on keepin on…

  2. jamal says:

    Matt, I was inspired by your story. Good luck on your walk

  3. lynn says:

    Matt, I’m curious how you are able to accomplish this blog when you are out in the middle of nowhere? Wonderful adventure!!

  4. Damaris says:

    Hi Matt, amazing journey you are on! Thank you so much for sharing the path in this way. If your next trip takes you through Asheville, NC, please come visit us at Wamboldtopia!
    Blessings to you,

    • Harris says:

      I totally agree with you Damaris, I live in Charlotte but I usually go up to Asheville or Boone every weekend and hike. It is such a beautiful place to walk/hike/bike/ etc….
      Good Luck on the rest of your journey Matt!

  5. Carolyn says:

    you’re incredible. And just as importantly you bring out the incredible in so many others. How generous of her to not only feed you- but to be concerned about the healthiness of it.

  6. Cheryl says:

    Hi Matt I just spent the last 30 minutes looking at the places you have been. I am envious, who knows maybe one day I can convince my daughter to walk to Maine with me. :). I am adding your site to my favorites to keep up with you and if you ever walk to Tampa Florida look us up.

    • Molly says:

      Saw your post , and was just going to tell you after reading Matts site . The other day my husband and i have decided we will walk from the Tampa area to Maine also , in a couple of years as we need to get in condition for this first.

  7. DJ says:

    Just an idea. Maybe Matt can supply some feedback. After Oregon let’s at least keep the cart going around America. Not all of us can leave the daily grind for months, but we can find a day or two to walk. There seems to be a growing amount of supporters around the country for what you are doing here. We can organize legs of a journey that will take your cart to every nook and cranny of our great nation. We can supply the walkers, the pictures and the generosity. In Texas alone the support is pouring in. I’d be willing to walk a day or two. Who else would be on board? I love what’s happening here. The true American pioneer spirit still exists in many of us. We are explorers by nature and although Matt’s journey will oneday come to an end his cart can possibly circle this nation for years to come. It may take some doing but I think we can organize this. Matt, if you are interested in sharing your cart when you are done let us know. If you are interested in walking a leg please find me at I’m not much of an organizer but I’m sure someone out there will have the skills we need to put this together. And yes it will be cold when Matt finishes so lets head south first. You are an inspiration to us all.

    • allyson says:

      This is a fabulous idea! I have been reading about all of his adventures. How wonderful to see so many positive people. Love the imediate mindfulness of it all. Wish I had the free calendar to do such a thing. Would be willing to walk with the cart in St Pete/Tampa FL.

    • EddieBug says:

      No disparagement of anyone’s sentiment intended, but your comment and suggestion makes this all more aligned with the Forest Gump meme. Everyone banding together and running alongside and behind…

    • katzien says:

      Great idea! I’d be up for a day’s walk in and around Austin, Texas.

  8. Mom says:

    Thank you, Suzanne, for helping to keep him healthy.

  9. Jfer says:

    Seeing you being encouraged and helped by complete strangers along the way is really restoring my faith in humanity. I’m so glad ran this story the other day and that I now get to “be a part of it”, so to speak.

  10. Rainy says:

    It’s great to see someone following their dream! I love the pictures of all the mailboxes, I think it would make a great book when your finished.

  11. Bazza says:

    Wow! I used to feel pleased with my self because I walk one mile to the station and back every working day! Not any more.
    Bazza, UK.

  12. Rod Norris says:

    Keep on Keepin on Matt.. Keep your head down this weekend.. lots of traffic on the road!! might be a good idea to take advantage of Bills cabin for a couple more days lol….

  13. Gertjan says:

    Wow, just went through your entire blog. It’s amazing. Keep it up! I’ll be reading and enjoying along :)
    Gertjan, Leiden – The Netherlands

  14. Craig says:

    G’Morning Matt!!!!!!!!! 11:00 am EST (North Carolina)

  15. Perry S of Minneapolis says:

    Matt – one thing (of many) you’ll learn about MN is that cheap bananas + bags of milk = Kwik Trip heaven! Hwy 61 visited or revisited? If you get up to Lake City (birthplace of water skiing!), a good route West would be on Hwy 63 towards Oak Center. Great general store there (lots of organic fruit & veg and a nice owner, Steve, who’d appreciate your travels) at a town that is made up of the intersection of 3 roads.

  16. Tierra from Atlanta ga says:

    Hi Matt. Just wanted to say that i admire your courage. Ive been feeling so unhappy with the way things are in my like even though i Dont have any pressing issues. Been wanting for a long time to do what makes me happy. You make me feel empowered. Keep walkin!

  17. Tom says:

    Love your story. Read your entire blog and was entertained and touched by the generosity of complete strangers. Keep up the good “work” and remember there are people around the world cheering for you to finish your goal. God bless in the rest of your journey!

    • Ryan says:

      Count me in, I’m from the Philippines. I’ve read this article since last week and got hooked ever since. I know the feeling of beibg at some point where you wanted to quit your job and do the things that you’ve always wanted to do, such as following your dreams.
      Your owesome Matt!!! Good luck on your travel… GOD BLESS…

  18. Janine says:

    Suzanne is one smart lady.

  19. Ravi says:

    Hi Matt

    I just came across the article about you.Tough a stranger ,being a New Yorker wanted to write this email to you. Its really great to hear you have taken this adventure. The journey you started from used to be the area I used to work around. I hope this journey brings in lot of new experiences you miss as a New Yorker. You are right about saying ” It’s such a rich experience: you can see, hear, and smell everything around you, and even touch and taste things if you feel like it.” ” There’s also no obstacle to stopping and exploring things when you’re walking “, driving around city all day , chugging along line for toll at GWB , Linclon doesn’t get touching experience life has to offer.

    I hope your Civil engineering background along with this adventure will give you an idea to work on. Hats off to you and your parents in supporting this.
    Take care, lots of good luck and wishes in your journey, Will write to you again.

  20. Katie says:

    Hello there! I randomly came across this site the other day. I scrolled through a lot of your pictures- very awesome! Anyway, I hadn’t been back to it in a few days and when I looked today, realized you’re in my home state! I have relatives in the Winona/Stockton area. I’m about 2 hours West from there, unfortunately, otherwise I would say “hi”. Well, keep on keepin’ on and enjoy Minnesota!

  21. Keep on walkin’, brother. I’m following you every day the rest of the way.

    A Case For Human-to-Human Service and Civility

  22. Hal Hartley says:

    Go for it buddy. Wishing you well, and praying for you every day I remember what you are doing.

  23. monica mohr says:

    glad to see you have come through my part of the country and stopped at one of the many kwik trips and got supplies. good luck on your journey

  24. mari says:

    I think DJ has a great Idea about a collection of pics from other people walking around the world, albeit in their own neighborhoods, I am in the middle east and would love to post pics of all the interesting things that cross my way, what is amazing is how much the world has in common, just in different forms. Nice job matt, of focusing on the positive things rather than the negative, your choice is refreshing.

  25. Vickie H. from Michigan says:

    My brother sent me your link today. He got it from his daughter. Your photos enhanced my Memorial Day. Too bad you missed Michigan. “There’s no place this THIS place anywhere near this place, so this must be the place.” I love the immediacy of your photos.

  26. Maura says:

    Kwik Trip! woo…

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