Day 67

An Erstwhile Ashlander

June 1st, 2010

Aaron stopped to give me a Kwik Trip gift card, and in talking we discovered he used to live in my hometown: Ashland, VA!

FYI, Kwik Trip is a regional gas/convenience chain, and has become a personal favorite of mine. Its stores carry a reasonable selection of good, cheap produce (apples, oranges, pears, bananas), quite unusual among American gas stations.


  1. Shannon says:

    I would have to agree about Kwik Trip. It’s very difficult finding healthy food on the road, and it’s about time gas stations started providing the option.

  2. Kwik Trip Rocks! Its going to suck when your out of there range farther west :(

  3. Claudia says:

    Aarons cute :)

  4. Mai from Oroville, CA says:

    I love Kwik Trip….

  5. mitch says:

    we have a similar store down in the southern part of the country, Quiktrip. It is what all c-stores should be!!

  6. Karen Too says:

    Matt, you probably have this already, but here’s a locator site for the stores:

  7. Linda says:

    You have met some generous people along the way.

  8. Dave says:

    Another good Samaritan. This brings to mind “The Diary Of Anne Frank” when she stated that “at heart I believe that all people are good”, even when she and her family were being pursued by the Nazi SS. Even with all the terrorists’, crazy dictators, and wars in the world; I also strongly agree that most people in the world are good and just want to live in peace and take care of their families.

  9. Judo says:

    I’m so encouraged by the warm welcomes you seem to be getting everywhere. In this world where many people don’t know their neighbors and don’t trust anyone, your experiences are a breath of fresh air. I’m in my late 40s and am living vicariously through your adventures so keep on carting and walking! You seem to be getting quite a following and I look forward to your continued journey.

  10. Jay says:

    Yep, Kwik Trip home of the 29ยข bananas!

  11. Libby says:

    I’m from MN and I love Kwik Trip too! I miss them dearly…

  12. Eric says:

    Kwik Trip can be convenient, but in central Wisconsin they’ve kind of become a hassle. Heck, we’ve even started calling them ‘Slow Journey’; often times there will be a line with ten plus people, one person jockeying the register, one person trying to hand out free pizza samples, and a couple of clowns joking around in the back. Meanwhile everybody in line starts to go insane. It’s hardly ever quick. *grins*

    That being said, I’m a 21st century digital child, but I can honestly say I’ve been inspired by your journey, Matt. Keep on keepin’ on, and be safe.

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