Day 63

The Ground Round

May 29th, 2010

I had no idea these still existed!


  1. Will Clark says:

    Forget the Ground Round…….$2.50 a gallon of gas? Here in CA we’re past $3.00! Haha there’s your real bargain.

  2. Gabe B says:

    I had no idea they existed at all!!

  3. Mai from Oroville, CA says:

    I enjoy coming to your website and seeing where you are at each day! God bless!

  4. Pete says:

    I like that the Kwik Trip is also selling Baking Potatoes.
    I don’t care who you are, gas and potatoes all in one stop, that’s convenience right there.

  5. Michelle says:

    I’ve never even heard of a place like that!!!

  6. Krystal :0) says:

    I’m with will!

  7. Shannon says:

    My thoughts, exactly. I think the beauty in this photo is how much you are saving in gas alone!

  8. Jonathan says:

    Is that $.01 per pound that the child weighs, or $.01 per pound of food that the child eats?

  9. Kimmie P says:

    Ground Round is still alive and well in RI.

  10. Kari says:

    Wow…this is truly amazing what you are doing. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your site but I’m so happy I did! I just got finishe reading each day from the beginning and find myself curious at night where you have plunked down. You are an inspiration and I admire your ability to do this. If you have the chance to respond – I’d be so curious to know what your body is going through walking all these miles? What kind of diet do you need to achieve to maintain your weight? I would imagine you have dropped some weight but gaining muscle from your trek. Thanks for sharing all your pix too! It was a hoot seeing Darien Wisconsin! Had I seen this a little while back, I would have gone out to look for you.

    Keep on walkin!


  11. Lisa says:

    So, either –
    #1. all of my childhood memories have moved to the midwest
    #2. middle-America is, in fact, a time-warp

  12. Laurie McGill says:

    WOW… Good for you!! What a gift to give yourself and those who have been or will be touched either by meeting you, or by reading about your inspiring story. Sometimes in life you just have to follow your heart, and just do what feels right. Wishing you the most amzing journey, knowing that you will experience so many things by creating your own path. Continue with courage, walk with the faith that you will be safe, and bring with you the enthusiasm of a child experiencing life for the very first time. THANKS for believing that there are good people, who care about much more than themselves. I am happy that I accidently “walked” in to your story… I plan to continue to the walk, as I follow you on your journey. Thanks for sharing your experiences with all who are open to them! And remember that we may be alone, but we truly never walk alone. :) God bless!

  13. JonathanW. says:

    I’m with Pete! Although it gives one pause to wonder… what’s better, a Sinclair station (sans the big green dinosaur) that sells frisbee golf frisbees, or a Kwik Trip (next to a Ground Round, of course) that sells baking potatoes?

  14. TOM F. says:

    Matt, I was a cook with Ground Round on Long Island in my college days. It’s where I met my wife!

  15. Eric Giannini says:

    My parents used to love that place. My brother and I ate for next to nothing and we were more or less expected to leave a giant mess around the table of food that didn’t quite make it in our mouths.

  16. HJP says:

    I miss Ground Round, I’m happy to see they still exist. I grew up in Green Bay, WI and we had family outtings to the Ground Round in good times. About the closest thing here to it is Logan’s Roadhouse. If you pass thru Norman, OK (south of Oklahoma City) there are people waiting for you here – and in Texas to from what I’ve heard.

  17. 'gina says:

    I miss the Ground Round too!!
    I can see you are having a fantastic journey…..thanks for sharing it.

  18. Beth in VA says:

    I used to work at a Ground Round in St. Louis – about 30 years ago! Yikes, makes me feel old. My husband told me to check out your site – love it. We’ll “follow” you on your journey. Maybe you should do the southern route on the way back! :)

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