Day 99

And inside the building from the previous photo…

July 3rd, 2010

were these lovely people who shared their venison sausage with me.


  1. Gigi says:

    I hope it didn’t come from the deer that’s mounted on the wall ;-)

    Now, I see Coke cans on the table ..

  2. kristin says:

    did you know that this place made national news, and was mentioned on oprah because it’s one of the last if not the last gas station that runs on the honor system.. everyone in sentinel butte has a key and they go get their gas and then write it down and are billed later… i am surprised you found people in the station, when i was there it was deserted! the whole town was actually.. kind of eerie!

  3. These people don’t seem to know what to make of you yet. Quite a stranger in them thar parts to them. They do look friendly though and nice little country type place too.

  4. Jeff says:

    Honor system. I remember when the local hardwarestore did that…write it down on a index card and once a month my dad would get a bill for what we took. These people got smiles and it looks a whole lot nicer then the dinner people. Reminded me of that shot. Gigi darling beat me to my punch line….Venison sausage…awesome treat. Well, Kalua pig is in the slow is 2:18 am…and I am hitting the sack. happy forth of July Matt and fellow coat-tailers. Hobo Nation celebrates the fourth of July with Matt entering Montana. Hitting a “beach” and goodness knows what he will post. Peace my friends. Lets all have a Beer for Matt today. hopefully someone will give him one two.

    • Dennis in So Cal says:

      I love “Hobo Nation!” I enjoy your posts Jeff. I hope you had a great 4th of July.

  5. Karen Too says:

    That is so sweet. There are some places sort of like that where I’m living now, where people trust you to come back and pay them, etc.

  6. Karen Too says:

    Didn’t realize that I was on the last picture.

    Happy Fourth of July to Matt, and to everyone here on the blog.

  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    To Matt and the rest of the Hobo Nation!!!

    Happy Fourth of July. Hope Matt gets to eat a dog or burger and a cold beer or two!!! We are lucky people to live in this great country. Where else in this world could someone do what Matt is doing-seeing all of this diverse beauty, real people and be welcome by so many people who Matt “May Never Meet Again”.

    Matt – thank you so much for sharing your adventure with the rest of us. I will again raise a beer in your honor today!!!

  8. Jennifer in KY says:

    The honor system – what a concept! Hadn’t thought of that old country store from my teen years in a long time – a place where purchases were put “on account.”

    What a tremendously exciting country we live in! Seeing all the pictures of an open sky and vast landscapes makes me appreciate it all the more. Happy 4th to Matt and all who are following his journey!

  9. Wendy says:

    I worked a gas station in Iowa that would go on honor system as well. I miss it at times…

  10. Candice in Alabama says:

    Happy 4th to you Matt and same to the rest of the Matt followers!

  11. Ruthie of CA says:

    Happy 4th to you Matt…keep on walking and to all of the posters…thank you for your stories, memories and links together we all share in this great adventure.

  12. Jeff says:

    Amen to that.

  13. Kevin from NC says:

    The two ladies in the foreground look like sisters.

  14. Janine says:

    How adorable! I think I must visit ND someday.

  15. Michael Kelley says:

    my small town in arizona had a gas station that had a charge system for local people and business.
    they also serviced twenty Ma Bell trucks every evening,refueling and washing all of them.
    i miss those times and those people.

  16. Laurenis says:

    That is awesome…looks much bigger from the inside! Honor system…nice! Happy belated 4th of July Matt!

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