Day 135

Bonnie and Bob

August 8th, 2010

Bonnie has a beautiful smile and flashes it often, but I somehow managed to catch her not smiling here and didn't notice until it was too late. Sorry, Bonnie! Anyway, I had a delightful evening with these two, highlighted by a perfectly sweet watermelon and a freshly made berry-peach pie.


  1. John in MI says:

    Matt, you continually meet such wonderful people; you are one lucky guy. Best wishes on the final leg of your journey.

  2. deb says:

    How great that you are back in civilization again and enjoying the friendships of wonderful people like Bonnie & Bob. Wait a minute. Bob? BOB?! We found Bob from the previous picture!!

  3. Justin says:

    Wow, even with all the stops you’ve made and people you’ve met, you’re still making fantastic time….day 136 and you’ve gone roughly, what, 2700 miles of the 3100? Assuming a constant speed from here on out, that puts you in at about 156 days. That means you would have traveled roughly 19.9 miles a day. So make sure to stop and enjoy the sights now and then, especially as the trip winds down:)

  4. young says:

    My gal Bonnie who loves me
    She always treats me fine
    She lets me hug and kiss her all the time
    Her berry-peach pie taste mighty, mighty good
    and give me, oh give me, I really wish you would
    That sweet watermelon hangin’ on the vineā€¦

  5. Uncle Sam says:

    Pie sounds delicious!

    And is half of that fridge hidden or is that the shallowest fridge ever made?

  6. Candice In Alabama says:

    I think BOB has enough smiling in his eyes to compensate for your miss of Bonnie’s smile.

  7. Wait a minute!!!…a berry/peach pie…hold on…I could hop a plane and be there before long…no, I guess I couldn’t hop a plane…but it sure sounds good…

    Matt…you are one lucky guy…you have met some of the greatest…the “real people” of America…good and generous…you know I think I know Bonnie and Bob…well, they represent the best of America…so, they are all around us…(you know what I mean)…

    • MN Roxanne says:

      I’m with you Jim…. berry/peach pie and watermelon…. I’m there!!! Thanks Bonnie and Bob for treating Matt so well….

  8. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    I agree with Jim in AR – Matt you have met some of the best people ever. And…..I’ll bet you’ve eaten some of the best food ever. There’s nothing like home cooking, or even local diner cooking, and being able to eat local food across the US is great!
    You really should put out a book (or 2 or 12……) with pics and captions of your trip. I’d be the first one in line for a copy of it (autographed of course!). Have a great evening!

    By the way, Thanks to Bonnie and Bob for taking care of Matt!

    • Jeff says:

      I’m with Julie on this one…you’ve eaten food from the heart. People could have just given you a safe sleeping spot on thier property…some just did, as you have stated, some say .. no thanks as if you were selling them something…but then Bonnie and Bob…like so many others….We have a spot for you…but please come and sit to chat for a while. And here is a bit of food for your stomache…. “When I was hungry….” not that you were…. but amazingly everytime you are fed by someone out of kindness…these words pop in my mind.

      Bonnie and Bob….Two things…1) welcome from and welcome to our Hobo Planet of many peoples. 2) is there anything or pet in your house named Clyde?? { what .. I had to ask…someone did …right? }

      • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

        Oh Jeff. I didn’t even think of that at all. But you just had to..couldn’t resist the urge could you? If there had been a pet I would think that would be one thing Matt would have picked up on, no?

  9. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Awww…thank you so much Bonnie & Bob for treating our Matt so well! You both are beautiful people. I agree with Candice…Bob’s eyes smile greatly. :)

  10. Michelle says:

    I love the twinkle in Bob’s eyes.
    Peace, from Michelle in Providence

  11. Mom says:

    Thank you, Bonnie and Bob, for your kindness to our son.

  12. Gigi says:

    Freshly made berry-peach pie .. mmmmm, sounds like heaven, bet it tastes that good. Thank you Bonnie and Bob for giving Matt a delightful evening.

  13. Don in Tennessee says:

    Bonnie and Bob-

    You look like you are still very much in love with each other. I can tell by looking you are kind and loving people. Thanks for welcoming Matt into your home and refueling him. You are a continuation of the many kind and warm hearted people across this nation who have welcomed Matt with open arms and goodness.

    God Bless you both!

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      Well there you are Don! I was worried about you. Jeff and I both were. You must have gone if reverse order or something tonight? There are a few pics I thought for sure you’d have posted on. Maybe tomorrow you will. I’ll check back like I always do. Glad you’re alright.

  14. Jaimye in Atlanta says:

    Man it sure is nice to check in on Matt’s blog everyday, after being saturated with daily news reports of gloom and doom and the ho-hum of office life. So nice to know there are so many kind strangers out there. Your trip is a true treat to follow, Matt. I’m getting a little sad you’re getting so close to the west coast, but I’m glad you continue to share so much with us virtual companions…

  15. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    What a nice looking, loving couple these two are. Good folk are hard to find these days but these are two gems that still twinkle. Hope you enjoyed every last crumb of that pie Matt as all of us here wish we had even that. Pie, fresh made pie, always sounds good. And even better warmed with some vanilla ice cream. Yumm…I’m making myself hungry now. Gonna have to go get me some pie later this week in honor of this. he he.

  16. Janine says:

    Can we make Bonnie and Bob the official Nana and Papa of the Hobo Planet?

  17. marcy says:

    True Americans!

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