Day 143

Awesome! Want a beer?

August 16th, 2010

That was Dan's reply when I told him about my trip. And after baking out in the sun for hours, I couldn't have asked for a better ending to the day: beers, a shower, and a real bed!

From left to right: Colyn, Dan, Michael, Michele


  1. AZLisa says:

    what a lovely family! Thanks for taking care of Matt!

  2. Barb C. says:

    Dan , Michele, a great big THANKS to you for inviting our Matt in and taking care of him. Welcome to the Hobo Planet==You really rock.

  3. Ruthie in CA says:

    Beautiful, Kind, Wonderful Warshinigtonits…Thanks for your generous spirit and friendly help to a road weary traveler, may you be paid forward in the future.

    • Pushed the wrong button, hope this doesn’t show up twice!

      Ruthie: Moot point….in Washington they refer to themselves as “Washingtonians”! And I agree with all the rest, this is a great family. The cold beer on a hot day has to been more than wonderful, not to mention a shower and a bed. Thanks for the kindness extended to Matt.

  4. Gigi says:

    Another awesome family, and the boys are so cute :-) A real bed for Matt, what a treat! Thank you for taking care of our hobo.

  5. katzien in austin says:

    How wonderful! Nothing goes down better than the first cold one, eh?? Thanks Dan!!

  6. MN Roxanne says:

    Beer,shower and bed…. awesome way to end the day…. thanks Dan and family for taking good care of Matt.

  7. Donna in Texas says:

    Thanks so much for giving Matt a great night. We all appreciate all of those who have helped our Matt on his travels.

  8. Candice in Alabama says:

    How nice of them to offer and supply so many refreshments to our weary traveler, Matt.

    Dan and family, thanks for taking care of Matt.

  9. John in MI says:

    Thanks folks. Matt’s been providing us with pictures and updates daily for the last several months, which has let us vicariously take his walk with him. We all appreciate your inviting him in, and making him comfy for a night. Thanks again, and blessings to you all.

  10. Maybe a pizza thrown in???…thanks to you folks for all this…

  11. Donna in MI says:

    You were treated like a “King” last night. I’ll bet when he asked if you wanted a beer, you said, “is it wet, and is it cold?” I think it was near 100 degrees yesterday. A REAL BED! It’s been a while since you slept in a real bed. I’ll bet it felt so good you didn’t want to leave it this morning.

    Thanks Dan, Michele and boys for your hospitality to Hobo Matt!

  12. Mom says:

    Thank you, Dan, Michele, and family, for your kindness to Matthew. We were worried about him in the heat.

  13. Karen Too says:

    Many thanks to another friendly, caring family for taking in Matt for the night.

  14. young says:

    Hey Michele, Colyn, Michael, Dan-gather round
    Listen to what I’m putting down
    you know me, ‘imjustwalkin’ Matt

    I’m not the kind to use a pencil or rule
    I’m handy with walkin’; I’m no fool
    coast to coast I go, I know that I truly can

    If your tired spirit should need a lift
    Than this journey to you I give
    great people and scenes, you tell all your friends
    They’ll come runnin’ to see

    Here is the main thing that I want to say
    I’m walking 14 hours a day
    I walk for my friends, I know that I truly can…

  15. Roe says:

    Wow, young, another great one. Thank you.

  16. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Cute family and cute place. Glad you found some relief from the extreme heat. I can see from your Mom’s post she was pretty worried about you. Hope you had a good rest on that bed they offered you!

  17. Jay says:

    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Benjamin Franklin

  18. deanna valenti meyer says:

    Whoo hoo!! Thank you so much to Colyn, Dan, Michael, Michele for taking in our Chief Hobo. He’s almost to the finish line and we are all cheering him on. You are a beautiful family and we all welcome you to the Hobo Planet!

  19. Ali B says:

    Have you been leaving chalk hearts on the doorsteps of these kind people to show other hobos a kind-hearted family live indoors?

  20. deb says:

    The kindness of the peopple Matt meets along the road never ceases to amaze me. How generous!
    I wonder if blackberry cobbler was on the menu?

  21. Mary says:

    This will be bittersweet when you hit the “Bridge”. Don’t know what it will be like without this “follow-along”…..

  22. Shannon says:

    Looks like a great group of folks! Nice people just make life worth living!

  23. Pacis says:


    America!-Land of the free and free beer too !

  24. Janine says:

    Hooray! Thank you Dan, Michele, Michael and Colyn for being so hospitable to Our Matt!

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