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.
First post! Beautiful
Yeah for Sera! Congrats.
What’s with the pick up and that little flat top thing out in the middle of no where? Or is this where the business is actually located at? I wonder if the perma stone is anything like perma frost?
Most places in MT are in the middle of nowhere and not unusual to see a business there. This is a stone business, so it needs to be where the rocks are; therefore, out in the boonies. You can check out the business on the web showing the kind of stones at permastone.biz At least I think this is the business he took a photo of.
I looked up Perma, Montana. It is absolutely beautiful, and I’m sure Matt will show us more as he walks along.
wow..post #5, woo hoo….
Matt’s alternate mode of transportation is visible. And we thought it was all about the walk…shucks….
Yup and he found one with mismatched wheels so he would blend in with the locals…Sorry Sharon
Very funny, Jeff. Does that make my post here 5.2?
Loving the Perma STONE! :)
The stone is good for landscaping .. http://permastone.biz/landscape.php
What gorgeous stone!! Wow. Wish I had some of those landscapes in my yard. :)
It says that Perm-Stone is like amber. Originally it’s not fossil, it’s pine sap. Apparently the stuff drips and oozes from slits on the bark of trees. You can pick up tiny droplets by running your finger along the stem, but they don’t taste very good, though. For it to turn to stone one must wait a ton of years; unfortunately it’s nowhere as quick as Jadis’ wand, but hey, it’s natural, see?
Caveat: The fumes can de hazardous. One must avoid prolonged exposure, such as in forest fires. They can make your eyes turn red and water.
Here is a website that shows the application of the product. It looks like it is used as a veneer type product much like veneer brick is used in our part of the country. Also, as mentioned above it is used extensively in landscaping. Very pretty!
Hope that the mining of this product does not leave damage and ugliness like other types of mining do if left unchecked.
From the information posted above by AMBER LYNE about the fumes – I would imagine that enough of the fumes would make you STONED!
LOL good one Don!
Perma Stone lasts so much longer then their previous product Temp Stone.
I have enjoyed looking at Matt’s pictures every day. I was wondering if he has a link anywhere where he is writing about his adventures. It would make an interesting read. Does anyone know of anything like that?
Good Que. there Donna it would be great for sure.
This is the link about his adventures. He only has his Droid with him so it would take forever to type much on a phone. It’s also one reason why many of us want him to put out a book about all this. He is journalling for himself about his trip but nothing else on the web except this and flicker.
Matt, you have sure made it a long way! Moving right along! Enjoying the ride along on the web.
wow, if matt continues on this current route, he is headed right for Paradise!……Paradise, Montana, that is! HA!