Day 121

Winding around

July 25th, 2010


  1. Jim in AR via MN says:

    First again…Big Sky…I win again…just too much for the old guy…

  2. Nice curves. And plenty more to come. Looks beautiful Matt.

  3. John in MI says:

    I wonder if Matt rides the cart down the hills (you better believe I would).

    • Some have speculated that on some other posts. One said he needed a steering wheel I believe. Maybe he got one from where that monster truck was at and Matt can now glide along down hill and steer too? Sure would be nice.

  4. Jeff says:

    You know I take a shopping cart for a ride now and then…so I think Matt might have taken a good hop or two…but what does it realy matter…He still gets credit for steps in my book

  5. Jeff says:

    My own comment, and no one said it….Nice shoulder to get to walk on. But up in those mountains walking opposite traffic..I suppose you would have to worry about Big rigs loosing it…so nice shoulder…but keep the concentration going.

    • They have “run offs” built in the sides of the roads. Or maybe they’re called runaways? They are for the big rigs when they can’t stop going down and there are these gravel ramps that go a little into the woods/mountains road where the truck can go into to stop itself. I saw them on I-80 when I drove out west. Lots of them in the Seirra Nevada mountain range. Those are some steep and winding, curvy roads. A nice shoulder is good to pull over on for tire chains I guess in the winter and their also good to cry on.!

    • Janine says:

      Everyone needs a shoulder now and then.

  6. Don in Tennessee says:


    You make me thing of so many songs with your photography!!!

    This time it is YES- THE BEATLES –

    Man, thinks for the the walk along experience- What will I do when you are finshed?

    i could be your chauffeur driving the Lincoln and pulling the sheep hearding wagon on your book tour!!!

    ROLL BABY ROLL – I think I like it! It is party time – You know – CELEBRATION -Come on HOBO NATION!!! PARTY!!!

    Hang tough and be cool young MAN.

    We love our Matt HOBOB GREEN!

  7. Karen Too says:

    Ah, Jeff, you took my comment about the wide shoulders. Hee hee.

    I walk in the Catskills where I live, where there is barely any shoulder. Since I can hear the traffic coming before they can see me, I pause, step back as far as possible, and let them pass. Just about every type of vehicle (except, oddly enough, the school buses) will cross the line whenever possible to give us each the widest berth.

    Of course, I’m not pushing a cart, but you get the idea. In any case, Matt, we all hope you’ll be safe out there, on any and all roads.

    • Christine says:

      Karen Too, My family used to vacation in the Catskills. We stayed at Bantis, I think. I remember the Pearling Road and a Log Cabin store. Just wanted to say they were some of my best memories. Nice place to live!

      • Karen Too says:

        Hi Christine, and thanks for the reply. It is pretty up here, and I feel lucky to be living in this area. I moved up here almost a year ago, after living a long time in NYC (and other places).

        The places you named are unfamiliar to me, but I’m still exploring. I can see why you have fond memories from your vacations here.

        • Candice In Alabama says:

          Karen Too – are you retired? Just asking. I’m thinking about retiring (although I’m a bit young). The though has crossed my mind that once I retire – I could move anywhere I wanted. I’ve never been up the East Coast. I’d love to get up that way.

  8. Don in Tennessee says:

    Think, one the- (from above) I am partying and i hope everyone else is!

  9. mari says:

    This is how I imagined it might look like….but wasn’t sure….really really grand and beautiful, thanks for the first hand look.

  10. Candice In Alabama says:

    I’m glad to see you have some wide road turnout areas – to pause in.

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Matt – how do you feel NOW – not being able to SEE the end of a day’s 25 mile trek?!?!?!?

  11. Candice In Alabama says:

    Matt – this reminds me of our return trip out West – we drove east into Colorado – I can’t remember the city, there were TALL Mountain ridges on either side of the road, all around us. The road curved downward in long stretches. I was driving at the time. I got dizzy/seasick or something. I had to pull over and let my husband drive. Never felt that way anywhere/anytime else in my lifetime of driving, just that one road.

    • Could’ve been the altitude too. The air is thinner up there and can cause problems such as that along with the winding up and down and around of the mountain roads. Glad you had someone else to help you drive them.

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