Day 81

Another rainy night

June 15th, 2010

And another lovely family who put a roof over my head to keep me dry. Their house has been in the family for over 100 years, and was originally built as the farmhouse for a bonanza farm.

Top row, left to right: Nick, Brandy, Amelia
Bottom row: Braiden, Lily, Harold the dog


  1. katzien says:

    What nice folk! Lucky Harold!

  2. Mom says:

    Thank you for sheltering our boy from the rain!

  3. Beautiful family! Wow, 100 years? That’s awesome that they’ve kept the place in the family that long. Harold looks like one happy dog! Way to go family!

  4. Lisa says:

    As a beagle owner myself, i have to say Harold is a handsome dog united with a beagle worthy family.

  5. Karen Too says:

    What a beautiful family, and love learning about the house/bonanza farms.

    It’s always a pleasure to see the faces of the people you meet along the way, Matt, and especially of the ones that give you shelter.

    Matt’s mom never forgets to say thank you, either. Sweet.

  6. Jeff says:

    SHHHH…cant see the picture at work. They blocked it…..will have to wait till I get home. Matt your adventure has made work a much happier place… God (if you believe in him) is giving many blessings to those whom give shelter, food and kindness….to Matt and anyone else who needs it … It is all he/she asks.

    A friend of Matts is a friend of ours…Isn’t that right….>?

  7. Lester says:

    Yo Nick and Brandy, nice pic, glad to see you are all well. We’ll be up in a few weeks, about July 20th. See you then and good jog helping this guy out.


  8. Jackie says:

    So happy too see that there are alot of good people in this counry!!!

  9. Kimmy says:

    Beagles always appear to be wearing eye make-up. I’m kinda jealous of their pretty eyes.

  10. colleen says:

    love this family pic…honest to goodness neighborly people….love all around, that’s what it’s all about!

  11. Mark says:

    Isn’t something the wonderful people you meet traveling inbetween places?

  12. Jeff says:

    This is America we all grew up hearing about.

  13. tim says:

    “Bracero” Good word.

  14. Bobby says:

    Whoa!! I love getting to work on this midnight shift here in Kuwait, reading the new posts Matt puts up, makes my time fly by here, so far away from my loved ones, this brings much joy to me. I think I might walk when I return to the USA..Thanks Matt, walk on..

  15. Ronnel says:

    Matt…Thank you…everyday I check your site and read your updates and I’m always delighted. You bring different joy to me with your journey…keep on walking…God Bless from Philippines:)

  16. MN Roxanne says:

    Hooray for another gracious family to take Matt in out of the rain! We all sleep better knowing Matt has a dry place to spend the night. Thank you!!

  17. Nick says:

    Matt, we just wanted to again thank you for stopping by. It was an honor to have you stay and we will all enjoy following your journey.

  18. Rebecca S says:

    Matt – thank you for posting these great pictures. Makes me miss Casselton a lot!

    Nick and Brandy, it is so cool that you were able to do this. Your girls are getting so big! :-)


  19. Brandy says:

    I believe that this house is special. I cannot tell you how many people it has taken in over its lifetime, from hobos off the train, to taking in extended family members, to special people like Matt that randomly stop by. “If these walls could talk…” I bet the stories would be amazing.

    Good luck on your travels Matt.

  20. Candice In Alabama says:

    Another wonderful family!

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