Day 64

The view from the top of the bluff

May 29th, 2010


  1. Ravi says:

    How many of us can sit by mighty Hudson and watch like this before you start hearing sirens and cars…. Matt enjoy every bit the country side has to offer on the path you have layed out.

  2. Lucia says:

    Wow, the view is stunning!

  3. Shannon says:

    How beautiful. Love the way the suns rays are peeking their way into the top of the photo.

  4. jenny says:

    love it….hope your day continues to be just as beautiful.

  5. Lesa says:

    Minnesota is such a beautiful state! Enjoy your time here!

  6. Amazing. Cherish every moment.

  7. Jenypher O. says:

    That’s amazing. I wish our rivers still meandered like that!

  8. Kelly says:

    Hi Matt. I just wrote a post about you on my website, Psycho Carnival. If you are ever able to, check it out. I just wanted to drop by and tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me, and really, probably a lot of people. It takes a lot of guts to do what you’re doing. You’re really realizing your dream, dude. That’s important. And it’s great that you’re having all of these experiences and meeting all of these great people on your way to Oregon. Take care, dude. This website and your stories are fascinating. After reading a dozen or more of your most recent posts, I’m hooked and will return from time to time to this site to see how you’re doing.

    Stay well and keep on “just walkin'”,


  9. Katrina says:

    That is gorgeous! And you’re definately inspiring many people right now. Soak up all the beauty the country as to offer.

  10. Alex W. says:

    Bluff country is the best! Hope you’re enjoying Minnesota.

  11. Terry says:

    Hi Matt! Wow! I stumbled upon your story via yahoo and immediately checked out your website….I have to say I am so jealous that you were able to just decide to start out on this venture to see America by walking across it.
    Man! How many people can just do what they really want?! I recently returned from a visit to the Santa Fe, New Mexico area and I have to tell you it was absolutely breathtaking. I did not want to return home to Long Island, NY that’s for sure! If anything, it instilled a feeling in my gut to make plans to return to the “Land of Enchantment” to explore it even more and eventually make it my next home. The people I met were very unique and very friendly no fake bones in their bodies. They welcomed the opportunity to pass the time just talking to you and sharing the time – you cant ask for more than that from your fellow man – huh? It opened my eyes as to how sometimes we live our lives only existing and not really living. It has made me reflect on my own life and made me realize that you have to just go for it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Karen Too says:

    What a spectacular view, and a great photo. You get excellent depth of field with your cell, too.

    (FYI, if anyone is interested:

    Also, I do a lot of Internet research, and have no personal ties to any of the sites that I’ve posted on here, in case anyone is wondering, as I’ve put up a fair amount of links.)

  13. Neill Goltz says:

    Hi Matt-
    Anna’s dad here, who pulled over on Hwy 61 when I saw you yesterday north of Winona.

    This picture looks like it’s part of Weaver Bottoms, which was made infamous in the “The Great Armistice Day Blizzard” in November of 1940 or ’41.

    Neill Goltz

  14. Neill Goltz says:

    PS – you’ll be on Lake Pepin today.

  15. Dionne says:

    some of the best views in the country–until you reach the mountains–but still the mississippi river bluffs trump the mountains some days. hope you find a fun small town memorial day service to photograph! or a riverboat.

  16. Jessica says:

    Wow! I’ve looked at everything since you left but I think this is the first comment I’m making. With all you’ve seen you must feel as though this trip is offering you rewards you had never thought of, like this view! :)

  17. Nicole says:

    I actually gasped when I saw this photo. Truly breathtaking!

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