Day 129

I beg to differ!

August 2nd, 2010

Wallace has designated a manhole in this intersection as the center of the universe, but my hometown of Ashland, VA has its own claim to the contrary. We need some kind of town-versus-town tug-of-war match to settle this dispute.


  1. Steve says:

    nice cover, home boy. no competition.

  2. Marshall in RVA says:

    Matt, I’m pulling for Ashland since I live about 10 miles south of the center of the universe.

  3. Candice in Alabama says:

    I’m just wondering where the actual center of the universe is located – google time.

  4. Lisa Downing says:

    Center of the universe???????? Oh, I think not. My Grandson- Now THAT is the center of the Universe!!!!!
    :) :)

  5. Lori in Ohio says:

    Don’t forget about Center of the World in Ohio

  6. Lori in Ohio says:

    Matt ,maybe you could stop back and start a new walking trip by taking that man hole cover off and see where it leads to( Mongolia maybe?)

  7. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Oh my! I like the idea of town vs. town tug of war! Count me in for that one….

  8. MN Roxanne says:

    It seems like a fun idea was born to help fund a good cause….. and celebrate young love…

  9. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    I don’t know, Center of the Universe on Bank Street? hmmm….

  10. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Well Matt after looking at the Center of the Universe link you’ve given for Wallace, Idaho I have one question for you….What’s it like to have been to the Center of the Universe in 2 different locations?

  11. Karen Too says:

    Will the real center of the universe please stand up?

    That is hilarious.

  12. LOL..that’s Great!!!! Well, Matt, I’m not sure if you read these, but you may get a momentary companion today or tomorrow as I am trying to convince my friend to Stop and see you on his Way from Seattle to Great Falls! A little short guy, with possibly a matching hat and beard …(style? now that i think about it..odd) to yours anyway…have fun! Your almost to the gorgeous Couer’de Alene…and then just a breath away Washington!

  13. Jeff in Joisy says:

    Now I have seen alot of space particles in nyc….so i am not sure. Why don’t we call this all a blackhole and compromise.

  14. Jim in AR via MN says:

    I’m not getting in on the “Center of the Universe”…but I have always taught my kids and now my grandkids, that I am the “Hero of the Universe”…so there!!!…

  15. Don in Tennessee says:

    My SIXTH SENSE IS BANKING on this being something not proven- (Probabilistic) please read the proclamation at the bottom of the page attached – ” if a thing can not be disproven it is thereby proven”

    I will refer to Jeff and his hometown of Ashland, VA as the “PROBABILISTIC” center of the universe. I hope this center of the universe did not mess up Matt’s google map.

  16. deb says:

    Wow! The Center of the Universe is always in the last place you look.

  17. Jim says:

    Technically speaking, the center of the Universe happens to be wherever you are at any given moment, since it does spread out around you in all directions. So Ashland is also the center of the Universe from your perspective, but only when you are there.

  18. Gabe B says:

    Apparently the Center of the World and the Center of the Universe are slightly offset.

  19. Vivian from CA says:

    I burst out laughing with this one! :D What unashamed and unabashed confidence (or arrogance!)…LOVE IT!

  20. Mitch says:

    surprised that no one else has chimed in, but, Tulsa, OK actually has a “center of the universe” as well…..

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