Day 90

John Coal Train

June 24th, 2010


  1. Karen Too says:

    John Coal Train. Very clever, funny.

    A classic shot; love the lights shining down from “on high.”

  2. Plenty of sky in ND

  3. Aw, I was hoping it would be a video of the train. It is a beautiful sight though, big blue skies, looks like classic American West. I too love how you got the “heavenly” sunbeams to shine down on your train shot. Someone must be shining down on you and hopefully keeping you safe tonight. Hard to imagine there could be storms out there tonight when the sky was this clear today. Be safe tonight Matt.

    • Julie says:

      Such a beautiful site I agree !!! Not many of us get to see this part of our beautiful contry!!! Hope you find a great place to “hang your hat” tonight ;-)

      • Julie says:

        OOPS (country that is) sp* One of our next trips is up to that part of the US…well…there Montana and the Mountains 8)

  4. Kevin from NC says:

    I can imagine the engineer’s puzzlement at seeing Matt and his cart.

  5. Jeff says:

    Joking side of me: Matt did you do the raise your arm in the air, pull down…to get the conductor to blow his horn kind of thing? I wonder .. did he…. Hay any fair maidens tied to the tracks??

    Yea video would have been cool. Nice shot as usual. Bizmark ahead. When matt hits Bizmark….it will be about 165 miles to the border or so…pending where he crosses. Wow. 2 1/2 states left. Amazing Feet! (pun sort of intended)

    If you want a shout a day for the matt walk pool (winner gets the sure joy enjoyment of saying I won!! he made it safely) I will post a email today so you can give a date… Name and city, state, country. We can only hope knowing that maybe our energy together reaches Matt and his spirit..his journey and this adventure we are all sharing..BIG THANKS TO MATT……onward ….

    • Michael in Atlanta says:

      I’ve been thinking about that day. Hobo Nation will have to celebrate. Everywhere we are, we should all throw WELCOME TO OREGON MATT parties.

      nice train shot, Matt. Looks like a toy train to me, the sky is so big.

      • katzien in austin says:

        Right on! Let’s all take photos of us raising our glasses to Matt when he reaches Rockaway Beach and then email them to him. Hobo Nation…….I LOVE IT! OMG…that should be the title of the book. There it is.

    • Karen Too says:

      Post that e-mail address, Jeff. I’ve been thinking of a date, and once I settle on one (in about 89 days, hee hee), I’ll send in my pick for day, etc.

      As for our energy reaching Matt, I’m thinking it’s been doing that since day one, and vice versa.

      Also, I personally feel energy from all of the people commenting on here, so many thanks to Matt, and everyone else on here.

      • Karen Too says:

        Approximately how many miles does have left until he arrives at his destination in Oregon? I’ve lost track, and my computer is running too slow to see his locator beacon. Thanks.

        • Jeff says:

          M A T T fact: He has….drum roll..please….1392 miles from the Pharmacy in Bizmark to his destination..of Pacific Ocean at Rockaway Beach Oregon .. .but with his trails and detours….i would think this is within a 100 miles plus.

          • Karen Too says:

            Thanks a bunch, Jeff, and I made note of your creative e-mail for the pool.

            I’ll be e-mailing with the same name used here, as soon as I pick a date/time.

      • Jeff says:

        I’m gonna post it like promised on todays postings (day 91 that is) but here is the email for Matts walking pool….I will post the dates on a calander…and we will see where the breeze takes us we root Matt on.

        Name (any you wish) state, town….and or country ..something to identify you if there are many Joe’s if you get my drift. Give a Date….and we will keep a watch. Just for the fun of it…and the creative email is:
        Just a simple email….and I will acknowledge.

        By the way happy half christmas to all who celebrate it…Christmas that is.

        • Do we get presents today too on half Christmas? I never seem to get mine. Maybe “Santa’s” reindeer eat them just like the deer in my yard eating my flowers!

          • Jeff says:

            Well last night/early this morning Not Santa, but the tooth fairy did leave a present today for my Youngest Corrie…alas she lost a tooth. In honor of Matt’s walk she left a Sacajawea gold coin. (not realy but this is what the tooth fairy leaves in our house). Happy Half Christmas….Your Present and everyone else’s is our membership in the Hobo Nation aka: Matt Greene fan club.

  6. Thomas says:

    In fact, most of your pictures along this long stretch of ND have had trains. Either you stop to watch the train pass and decide to take a picture or the trains are passing all the time.
    Judging from the shots I’ve culled from google street view, I think it is the latter.

  7. Ed in MN says:

    Anyone notice the ‘light beams’ in the top center of the picture. Must be someone above watching over Matt!

  8. The Lock says:

    I’m glad you have so much time to think of great puns that totally aren’t lame in the least.

  9. Nick from Corpus Christi, TX says:

    I am sure you get this all the time but what you are doing is amazing!! I got wind of your journey over a month ago now and first thing I do when I get into work is log onto! It really is awesome and I hope one day to follow in your footsteps. (literally)

  10. Candice In Alabama says:

    Before I read the posts – I’m just going to say – Wow – great TRAIN!

  11. Candice In Alabama says:

    Well – it took me a while and I almost ASKED – and I’ve even had my coffee this morning, but I finally got the PUN! John Coal Train – indeed! :)

  12. Stephanie in Iowa says:

    Beautiful picture! So jealous!

  13. AL says:

    YON COAL TRAIN………………would have been a better title

  14. Kerin says:

    Har, har. :)

  15. mindy says:


  16. Tonia says:

    don’t forget about Rosco P. Coaltrain

  17. Laurenis says:

    I’m loving the rays from the sky….a train from heaaaaven!

  18. Bonnie Grace says:

    Yep, 18 of ’em every day pass through here. Some serious cash.

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