Day 138

James and Amanda

August 11th, 2010

Amanda emailed me a while back inviting me to stay with her and James when I got to Kennewick. Well, I got to Kennewick. They were wonderful hosts, fulfilling all my cleaning/eating/talking/laughing needs. After our great big spaghetti dinner last night, I learned from James, who works in IT, the kind of websites people actually visit while at work. Good news, all you employed people: this one is quite harmless by comparison! Amanda got up at the crack of dawn this morning just to see me off and send me on my way with a farewell card and gift.


  1. Martha says:

    Blessings to Amanda and James for taking good care of Matt! Although I must ask, if any site is as addictive as this one, can it be considered harmless? lol

  2. Michael in Atlanta says:

    I love them both already. Thanks Amanda and James.

    • Jeff says:

      the love is pooring out……but who visit’s from work…not me ….Not michael……ok….ok .. I confess…but i’m not there now..

      Amanda on a serious note, You Rock. James you rock too. everyone is gonna say it… just know you guys are loved…and these are the best posts we get to read…..So when I was hungry can be interpreted alot of ways. We hunger for alot of things, more when we are alone…….it sounds like you fed Matt in lots of way. Amen. You proved a point….i hope no one minds…but the living christ among us…..if you know what I mean

      • deb says:

        No, me neither. I’d NEVER check on Matt during work time.
        SHHHHH!!!! My boss is coming!!!
        *quickly closes Matt, Spider Solitaire, today’s funnies, Gemini horoscope & the job classifieds*

  3. Anna One in CA says:

    Thanks Amanda and James, now official members of our Hobo Nation…

    • Jeff says:

      she was around for a while I think. Is she not the one whom someone told to Email Matt so he would know….back in Montana I think

  4. Roe says:

    So glad that you got together and enjoyed a good natter, etc. Amanda, you are great in following through!

  5. Ruthie in CA says:

    Wonderful people live in Kennewick WA. Thank you Amanda and James for your hospitality.

  6. Mom says:

    Thank you, Amanda and James, for your kindness to Matthew!

    • Amanda in WA says:

      It was our pleasure. We were very happy to be able to meet Matt. You have a wonderful son!

      • MN Roxanne says:

        Amanda, so glad you emailed Matt and invited him… that’s what I did in MN too… he stayed w/my folks. He is a nice guy isn’t he… so fun to visit with. I told him he’s touching many lives along this walkabout… thanks for taking him in and being his host in Kennewick!! Bless you.

      • Karen Too says:

        Hi Amanda, and welcome.

        Many thanks to you, and James, for giving Matt food, shelter, great company, and fun for the night, as well as sending him on his way with a gift, and a card. How sweet.

      • Janine says:

        Yay, it’s Amanda! Hobo Planet VIP! Thanks to you and James for taking care of Our Matt!

  7. Don in Tennessee says:

    Amanda and James

    Thank you for giving Matt an invitation to your hospitable home. Looks like you 2 took very good care of Matt, just like everyone else has. I am sure he was recharged and ready to continue his trek.

    The spaghetti dinner loaded up his carbs for more walking. Just what he needed.

    Great hosts and you look like a great sweet couple.

    Glad to see something is still made in the United States-the shirt says some beer (Old Town Distillery)? is made in USA-
    Good luck to you both!

  8. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    Thanks James and Amanda for taking good care of Matt!

  9. young says:

    Amanda’s up at dawn and she sees the light
    Matt’s got a walkin’ thing, he’s gonna get it right
    There ain’t no danger he can go that far
    James’s a believer Matt will finish what he starts
    Walk is the word
    Walk is the time, is the place, is the motion
    Walk is the way he is grooving
    He takes the pressure and he throws away
    Conventionality belongs to yesterday
    Walk is the word
    It’s got groove it’s got meaning…

  10. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Hee hee! Young…you’re cracking me up over here. I hear Frankie Valli in my head now. :)

    Thanks from the Hobo Planet to James & Amanda for taking care of our Chief Hobo!! You are both good people!

  11. Gigi says:

    Way to go young, i’m singing along with deanna ;)

    Thank you James and Amanda for hosting Matt last night. Safe travels Matt.

  12. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Great people and I’m sure Amanda that you were thrilled to have Matt in your home and treat him. I bet that dinner was good, I love a good spaghetti dinner. Thanks for sharing your home with Matt.

  13. katzien in austin says:

    Aww, thanks for taking Matt in and helping him get through one more day!!! Love makes our world go ’round. PS. I always check in from work…I grab my coffee and visit with Hobo Nation for a while. My day is all down hill from there, heehee.

  14. deb says:

    That was so sweet! Glad Matt got a chance to enjoy civilization on the last leg of his journey!

  15. Candice In Alabama says:

    How wonderful to meet the walking Matt man in person. Thanks to James and Amanda for taking care of him. I love your smiles and the twinkles in your eyes!

  16. Donna says:

    Fabulous people!!!!!!!!!

  17. Chaser1 says:

    I work IT also, the things I could tell ya! :D

  18. Nadine says:

    This just proves there sure are nice people in the good ole’ USA. Be safe.

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