That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
Matt you could pass for one of the ice cream cart vendors that walk around L.A.
By the way, nice job Candice!
Maybe the cows told them to keep an eye on Matt.
I was thinking a tamales vendor. ” Tamales, tamales, tamales!”
It looks like you have more traffic going by now that you are on Highway 87. Hopefully you will have more human contact. Ever wonder what would happen if your car broke down on Highway 200 between Jordan and Winnett. Apparently there is no cell service. Would you have to walk a day or two to get help?
Nice to see you back online. I’ve been looking for days for an update. Kinda sad that it’s almost done. Thanks Matt for the great pics and the story that goes along with it.
Almost done is relative. Matt still has two mountain ranges to cross.
I just sent Candices version to everyone …and here Matt goes and steels my thunder. Thanks matt…you got the best shot of them all. I think I am buying a droid. You would make a good droid salesman with all you shots. Peace brother…stay hydrated.
This is a little clearer than the pic you sent Jeff. Thank you for sending it and to Candice for the original version.
Btw, is that an awesome mailbox just right across?
Oh my gosh Gigi you’re right. They must be following Matt now like the animals do. Watching him from across the road.
Matt’s droid has almost made ME want one. I’m still using my old Nokia. It doesn’t have a camera, keyboard, etc. I just use it for “talking” emergencies. I did go and check out Matt’s Motorola phone on the Motorola web site. It is AMAZING to have such technology at your fingertips and available ALMOST everywhere you go (except for at least 1 long lonely stretch of road in Montana).
Motorola should give Matt free service for life for the “exposure” he is giving them!
That’s exactly the shot I saw on the link from Candice. How cool is that!
Thanks again, Candice.
Since the motel has touch phones, was the camera at Lewistown a BROWNIE or POLAROID?
Matt- Did you sell any ice cream to the people in the vehicle-you know-like a BROWN COW?
Matt, this old man in NC follows you every day. Enjoy the pictures and comments. Saw your uncle Bill Leslie last Friday at the Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain.
That is waaaayyyyyy coooolllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks Candice and Matt. the new book cover
Nice! Hi Matt! btw I just noticed, according to your current map it says that you started your walk in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
He actually stood in the water of the Atlantic and he will finish getting his feet wet in the Pacific.
Matt – I don’t see your orange vest!
Matt, you are helping to renew faith in people for many others. A lot of great folks around our America. Thanks for the beautiful pics. Have you in our prayers.
Can’t tell but I know you were smiling Matt… just like you did when I drove by you the first time I saw you!
This pic looks better to me on Matt’s web site than what I actually captured! (Oh – maybe it my really nice monitor at home – versus – my “at work” monitor).
Matt – I got a really BIG kick out of seeing you “captured” by that weather station tower camera – thanks again for holding still long enough!
Or were you mesmerized!?!?!?! :)
You are a sweetie in my book! Again, I’m enjoying your journey immensely and thank you again for sharing all the wonderful images and blurbs.
Wishing you the best, safe travel, hope you meet bunches of more kind, friendly folk and am sending you a HUG from myself for making my day!
Candice in Alabama
Matt? or a Yeti? Will we be seeing this photo capture on ‘Unsolved Mysteries’?
LoL he should have waited and did a sexy dance for the camera for the next update. Cus that would have just cracked me up. For most of the rest of matt’s trek I should recognise the terrain. I drive through that route once every year. There should be a gas station called Eddie’s somewhere along the way. It stands out to me considering that that’s my name. :D
Very cool! And thanks for posting it, Matt! Some of us were too focused at work to realize what was going on until way too late. :)