Day 67

Priscilla and John

June 1st, 2010

I had a very educational stay, learning from John about glacial topography, contour farming, and making popcorn on a stove. Priscilla is a master quilter, and gave me a beautiful quilt she made. (In case you're wondering, I don't have much room in the cart, but Mom's coming to visit tomorrow and I can send it home with her.) And at breakfast this morning we discovered that they're good friends with the family of one of my high school buddies!


  1. katzien says:

    Wow, talk about a small world. ‘Course, you probably don’t feel like it’s so small now, but look how far you have traveled in just a few months! Looking forward to family pics with mom. ;-)

  2. Tesla Russell says:

    Oh yes, please take some pics with your mom. I always read her posts, especially the flower ones, man she is an ace!! I’d love to see a picture. It’s kind of funny how so many people around the country really are connected in ways that a lot of people don’t think about.

  3. Jeff says:

    Matt…Keep on walking. I to have been following daily your walk. I wish I had heard earlier since you traveled right down my street early on in your walk (I live right by Montclair State) but oh well….
    To anyone who is following Matt – you can find these same Photo’s and Comments on Flikr. It is under Matt the Hobo…I guess he links over from there..but the point..since more and more people are following him..this sight sometimes runs slow…Matt the Hobo..on flikr goes alot quicker..and if any of you are like me..and following from Work..time is of the essence.

    Matt, as I said in my email, God Speed Brother. Journey on! When I walked this weekend I thought of your journey – you are lucky. Enjoy and like another said..Write a book when you get done, I’ll buy it and then you can walk to all our homes and sign it for us. May St. Christopher be with you .. Peace to you and your now global fan base.

  4. Barbara Kiviat says:

    Please make sure your mother knows to expect the quilt. The way a woman packs, that sort of thing needs to be taken into consideration ahead of time.

  5. Heather says:

    What? No pic of the quilt? How about killing two birds with one stone & get a pic of your mom holding the quilt? :)

  6. Tesla Russell says:

    Agreed with Heather’s idea and Jeff’s idea about writing a book.

  7. Doris says:

    Yea, me too.

  8. Doris says:

    We want Mom, we want Mom!!!

  9. Karen Too says:

    Echoing the sentiment about pics of Mom, and now the quilt.

    John resembles Oliver Sacks.

    Fascinating people out there, just going about their daily business.

  10. Janine says:

    *LOL@Doris* Matt, I love how, when you put up a pic and a little story of the people that help you, we can always count on Mom to post a “thank you.” I look for those especially. Hope you two enjoy your visit!

  11. Mom says:

    It was incredibly generous of Priscilla to share her work with you. I look forward to seeing her creation.

  12. Terry says:

    Awesome!!! I love all of it. What an incredible journey…your in my daily prays…..see you tommorrow…

  13. Christopher says:

    This is so awesome!!!!
    Look forward to your updates.Excellent idea.

  14. Alex from Russia says:

    You made your dream come true & I respect you for your courage!
    Each other day more & more people know about you & support you in your gr8 wish!
    Now news about u got to Russia, we like you, we proud of you!

  15. Joan from Texas says:

    Thought about you this Memorial Day weekend. The temps in Dallas got up around 100. Not much fun walking in that kind of weather. I am so enjoying your journey and the stories along the way. Vaya con Dios!!!!

  16. Look Mom, Your Son has made You internationally famous…You and your Husband have done well.

  17. colleen says:

    I can’t wait to see these daily posts! I love walking and thought of you on my early morning walk. I imagined your Mom coming to see you and then read that she did! Love the photos and stories of the people you meet. I feel connected now to the journey and these wonderful “strangers” who all of us get to know as “friends”! This is so much fun. Thank you!

  18. Bryce Dubee says:

    Wow! It’s a small world indeed. By the way Matt, I read this site almost every day and think what you’re doing is awesome. I’m actually moving out to Seattle from Virginia after I get back frm Iraq in a few months and will try to catch up with you on the road.

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