Day 66

The crew from last night

May 31st, 2010

Well, about half of the crew. They were having a cookout when I arrived and invited me to join in, fixing me a big plate of food and handing me a cold beer. After dinner we all hung out, talking and drinking together. When the party was over, August and I had a movie night on the porch. This morning they took me out to the Whistle Stop Cafe in Frontenac for breakfast before I hit the road.

Top row, left to right: Alyssa, April, Montana
Bottom row: Brett (holding Gracie), August, Kim

Kory, who was at the cookout last night, told me I better say something good about him on my blog, or there would be consequences. So here goes: Kory... seems like he'd be an excellent tuba player?


  1. Karen Too says:

    Hi Matt,

    Glad to see you had excellent company, shelter, food, fun, etc. last night.

    Have a feeling that you’ll be hearing from Kory.

  2. Dave says:

    That’s another good looking family. Nothing more enriching to the soul than the people who you meet along the way. I enjoy the people that you meet the most but those darn “Awesome Mailboxes” are running a close second!
    Thanks for sharing another day.

  3. scott mac says:

    “It was a dark and stormy night”
    “Call me Ishmael”
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”
    And now, “Kory seemed like he’d be an excellent tuba player”
    Your first line is ready, just fill in the next 419 pages. I can see it already…”America @ 3mph” a fine example of truly pedestrian prose and unique photos from high stepping author Matt Green.
    Soon to be on sale from NYC to the Oregon coast and beyond.
    Your walk has inspired me. I’m starting tomorrow. At first light I’m walking out to the roadside to dress up my mailbox.

  4. Sandy says:

    While she had a cause (world peace) I’m reminded always of Peace Pilgrim as I follow your walk.
    Espcecially appropriate for today;
    Your silent tents of green
    We deck with fragrant flowers;
    Yours has the suffering been,
    The memory shall be ours.
    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  5. I just wanted to know what you were thinking of doing when you finish your monumental walk and hug your Mom and Dad… They obviously did an awesome job. Reality TV has nothing on You. Your has trip has made You and your followers richer than anyone could have imagined…You have provided hope when things have looked not so bright for humanity…America is still a cool place, Thanks…Oprah’s Peep’s are Watching…

  6. Craig (Yeah..from NC) says:

    “Kory… seems like he’d be an excellent tuba player?”.. heheheheeh LMFAO!!

  7. sandy says:

    Matt, really enjoyed your stories at our home in Frontenac. Good luck on the rest of your journey. Sandy

  8. Rod Norris says:

    As usual your sense of humor is uplifting so that I look forward to your pictures and comments each day Matt. I feel as tho I travel with you in my heart. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  9. William says:

    This morning they took me out to the Whistle Stop Cafe in Frontenac for breakfast before I hit the road.

    was the secret in the sauce?

  10. katzien says:

    The flood of comments are cracking me up! I love how people are pouring on the philosphy and warm fuzzies. ;-)

  11. Mike says:

    I’m am August’s teacher here in Red Wing, and your visit made quite the impression on him. He couldn’t wait to tell us all about it this morning!

  12. Tim in Texas says:

    Matt just a note to tell you that I found your website through the AP story I guess and now check it each morning. Very inspirational, and you do have to write a book. Some books that come to mind are John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charley, William Least Heat Moon’s whatever, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and Walking to Vermont (from NYC) by Christopher Wren.

  13. Tina says:

    I am really diggin’ your blog and it does my heart good to read about the true kindness of people and their inherent desire to do good. Keep on walkin’! :)

  14. T.R. says:

    Thank you for sharing your walk with those of us still stuck in one place! Definantly write a book!

  15. April says:

    Hi matt, i was just checking up on you to see how you were doing! I hope where you are there isnt much rain! i agree with you on the whole tuba thing! i will have to tell kory to come on here and check that out! He will have to write to you, telling you his reaction! HAHA! I hope you have a safe rest of your trip and i will write some more notes up here to keep in touch! I cant believe how far you are already! Montana and allyssa said thay saw you when they went up to the cities one day, and they honked! well i will talk to you later bye!


  16. Andrea says:

    Hi Matt,

    Just checking up on you on your website. Making sure all is well and you haven’t decided just to hitchhike across America. When your journey is done feel free to stop back down in Frontenac and stay for drink or 10!!!

    Andrea Gernentz

  17. august says:

    Hi matt,
    I was just checking to see how your trip is going! I hope the rain isnt being too bad where you are! I am glad to see you are far! i cant wait to recieve a post card from you from oregon! You shouuld stop back ssooon! Talk to you later!:)

    Your buddy

  18. DivaQuilts says:

    I’ve chuckled a few times while reading thus far, but “Kory… seems like he’d be an excellent tuba player?” had me laughing out loud. Something about the question mark. :)

    Okay, reading on before I make some chicken salad – if you were here, I’d make some for you!

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