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.
Michael in Arkansas, good morning, Thought I was the only one up this morning. Where a in Arkansas are you? I will be coming to Chester Arkansas Sept.18th.
Hey Barb C.. I rise with the Rooster crow! lol
NW Ark is beautiful! I have a Regional Office in Fayetteville and go through Chester often.
I’m from South Arkansas- El Dorado.. a sleepy Oil Boom Town full of charm. Lots of good stuff going on here.. Free College tuition to all graduating HS Seniors, for example.
Michael, thanks for the information. I will actually be in Chester on the 16th. The 18th is the Royal Wade Kimes concert. I promised Wade I would check out Van Buren Arkansas while I am there. If you go through Chester than you have seen the sign that it is home of Royal Wade Kimes. I like his music and he and his wife are super nice people.If you are up that way on the 18th stop and see a really good concert.
Michael… EL DORADO?! Two of my cousins live in El Dorado! Actually, out at Calion Lake now. Are you familiar w/ Stengall & Walters Auto Sales? One of the owners is my cousin. He’s been in business there for many years now. Small world, and getting smaller all the time — thanks to people like Matt!
Remember “6 degrees of separation”…never more that 6 connections fromone another…or something like that…
Jim, so true, and it’s usually LESS than six.
I want to say those are Lombardy Poplar trees. You will see a bunch of them out there.
They are Lombardy Poplars, and you will see a lot of them out there. They use them for wind breaks.
wow…I had a deja vu moment.
Yeah, me too! wow. And to think it’s without any drugs at all !!
I got the “don kings” after my second reading. The spikey hair…..Matt has a great sense of humor..and then to see the tree’s and think of Don King…..pretty cool. This is what I will miss the most….besides all you buds out there.
I agree Jeff. I will be happy for Matt when he reaches Rockaway, OR, but I’m going to miss this blog.
When I was a kid we had a hedge of trees that looked something like those except ours were Chinese Elm. But they grew with all the branches growing upward like that. Interesting way for a tree to grow but I guess then can grow closer together when they are shaped like that.
There are several places around the area here in Vancouver that have these types of trees. They look especially beautiful when there are a bunch of them in a row. :) Stay hydrated out there…it’s going to be a warm part of the trip.
Hmmmm….I’d like to plant some of those to shade my windows from the Westerly Sun!
CANDICE IN ALABAMA IF YOU PLNAT SOME OF THESE DO AS I DID ON MY SECOND PLANTING OF THESE TYPES OF TREE’S. THEY ARE HYBRID POPULARS AND GROW 8 FEET PER YEAR, THE TOPS OF MINE DIED, NEXT TIME I PLANTED I WOULD CUT 2 TO 3 FEET PER YEAR OFF AND THEY DONE FINE. DO NOT PLANT CLOSE TO SIDEWALKS OR DRIVES, THE ROOTS WILL GROW UNDER THEM BEFORE YOU KNOW IT AND THEN YOU CONCRETE IS BADLY DAMAGED. IF YOU ARE LIKE ME YOU HATE TO SEE THIS TRIP END, I’VE HAD A LOT OF PLEASURE READING EVERYONE’S POST’S
Yes ditto on what Raymond said about the roots. We had something like this, maybe way the same don’t know, but the roots are thick and spread out. Ours were planted in front of our shed/barn and the roots caved in the foundation real bad. Had to take them out and it was very hard work to get them out. So be careful where you plant them.
Ha! Matt, you’re funny! We have lots of those in SoCal. I think I will call them that from now on.
Now, now April SoCal poplars have feelings too you know…lol
Oh, OK! I’ll try to be nice! ;)
Bless the trees for being a wind block and holding the soil in place….
looks like a much larger version of those weeds from yesterday
This looks like an AT&T commercial haha
Good catch, Ashley… the bars! “Can you hear me now?” ;-}
The catch phrase “Can you hear me now?” is from Verizon.
I believe that they are poplars, and used often as windbreaks.