Day 88

Happy Belated Father’s Day!

June 22nd, 2010

I dedicate this picture of the "World's Largest Buffalo" to my fantastic father and to all the other great dads out there, present and past.


  1. katzien says:

    Thank goodness you’re back on the trail! For Father’s Day, we went on a Segway Tour. Those things are so much freakin’ fun!! Check out these guys who went from Boston to Seattle on a Segway. Cool, but not nearly as cool as walking. heehee

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    Hey Matt – I hope you enjoyed your rest – I’m “real time” with you now! After finally catching up on all the days of your journey blog (including comments), I just finished reading your “cart contents” section – clicked on a few links and just may have to order a couple of items. Glad to see you are back on track/trek. Best Wishes, Candice :)

  3. Jeff says:

    Welcome Back. I’ll thank you for myself and my dad. Hope your track stays more like a road and less like a swamp from now on. Thanks for the email. Now how are all us dads gonna find room for this Buffalo? I guess the grill makes a good start.

  4. Karen Too says:

    Great to see you back online, Matt, and hope you had a fantastic rest.

    Hope, too, that all the fathers here had a Happy Father’s Day.

  5. Mark Drennen says:


  6. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Welcome back to the trail, Matt. I hope your rest was good. Walk safe!

  7. Yeah! Matt’s back! I’ve spent the last 3 days going back and going through all the pictures, posts and comments. I am so cross-eyed from reading so much! But I am caught up to today. Hope you had a really good rest.

    That is one HUGE buffalo there you found. Wow! Nice trail too.

  8. Barb C. says:

    Matt, welcome back. Facts on the Buffalo. Height 26 ft. length 26 ft. Weight 60 tons. Made of steel beams, wire mesh, stucco and cement. The buffalo doesn’t have a name
    Keep safe.

  9. Karen says:

    Glad you are back Matt I was having withdrawals. I agree, that is one huge buffalo.

  10. Kirsten says:

    *yea* So glad for the picture of the Jamestown buffalo, I am still sad they painted it, used to be a beautiful bluish stone.

  11. Fran says:

    Great pictures! Enjoying “your” journey! Saw the video of the wind; oh my goodness! Stay safe and look forward to your next post.

  12. Chuck says:

    Great to see you back on the trail… Hope you had a restful couple of days..

  13. Barb V says:

    Finally, caught up to current-day Matt! Started following your blog right before Memorial Day weekend, but it wasn’t enough to begin on the day I learned about you. Noooooo – I had to start from Day 1, and I’m so glad & blessed that I did. Prayers are with you, Matt, as you continue your amazing journey! (Now, back to work…)

  14. Doris says:

    Hey Matt, it’s about time you giving us all a holler.Happy to hear you got a good rest in, but what did you do all that time? Inquiring minds wants to know.

  15. Dennis says:

    Welcome back to the trail. I’m glad none of the tornados crossed your path (although a photo of one would have been awesome). Have a safe trip across the Northern (not so) Great Plains…I reserve the right to bag on them since I was born there.

  16. Jeff says:

    Matt Fact: His current average is now 23 miles a day. It was 15 miles a day early on…..

    Rest does wonder for the weary soul.

  17. Jennifer in KY says:

    Glad you’re back! I, too, found myself going through earlier pictures and comments. Hope the remainder of your walk is as splendid as what you’ve already covered!

  18. Amanda in WA says:

    WB Matt!! It was a very boring 3 days without your updates!!

  19. bullcitymama in NC says:

    yay glad you’re back!!! i’m so inspired by your trek!!

  20. Angelica says:

    LOL, the buffalo looks like it’s advancing.

  21. Jackie says:

    Happy too see you back ! That is the biggest buffalo ever.

  22. Linda says:

    glad to see you back in action. I thought this was a lovely pic for father’s day. biggest bison I’ve ever seen.

    stay safe


  23. Pete says:

    Matt, watch out for those giant Buffalo “apples”… WHOA!!

  24. Kristy says:

    I will also chime in and add WELCOME BACK!! I miss my daily dose of good news from America via Matt.I Love the pictures and little stories you write about them.My Great Grandmother was from Ireland and she had this Blessing on her wall in a pretty frame and i would like to share it with you<3
    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back
    .May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  25. Julie says:

    WELCOME BACK!!!! Hope you had a great rest and at least had some “fun” down time. I agree with everyone that said they had withdrawals – I’m with them for sure. Good luck – God Bless – may the weather and roads be with you!!!!! …PS…that is one HUGE Buffalo

  26. Dan B says:

    Let me be among the many to chime in and say welcome back, Matt. I look forward to reading more stories from the road.

  27. Laurenis says:

    YAY! You’re back…. keep on keepin’ on!

  28. Alan S says:

    Too bad there wasn’t a bus full of Japanese tourists around. Would made for a great photo op.

  29. Craig (Yeah in NC!) says:


    The Giant mutant Buffalo despite all attempts to stop it, continued it’s reign of terror on many sleepy little towns throughout North Dakota. Here a tourist snaps a picture with families just barely escaping with their lives!
    The mutant now known as “Babe” will be part of an army exercise and BBQ when they finally figure where North Dakota is located.

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