Day 143


August 16th, 2010


  1. Jeff in NEW YORK says:

    Looks like they left off the “S” … for savings.

    Thanks for letting us enjoy your travels

  2. alan of cedar rapids iowa says:

    is the nuber to big to put on the sign

  3. Ruthie in CA says:

    You should of filled in the blank!

  4. katzien in austin says:

    That’s for them to know and you to find out. ;-)

  5. MN Roxanne says:

    Your actual mile number wouldn’t even fit on this sign!!

  6. Candice in Alabama says:

    S-mile though your heart is aching
    S-mile even though it’s breaking.
    When there are clouds in the sky
    you’ll get by.

    If you s-mile through your pain and sorrow
    S-mile and maybe tomorrow
    You’ll see the sun shining through
    For you.

    Light up your face with gladness,
    Hide every trace of sadness.
    Although a tear may be ever so near
    That’s the time you must keep on trying
    S-mile, what’s the use of crying.
    You’ll find that life is still worthwhile-
    If you just s-mile.

  7. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Oops, forgot the number.

  8. charlie says:

    The longest word in the English language is SMILES because it has a MILE in between the S’s !!!

  9. AZ Bob says:

    I suppose all you have to do is look at the OTHER side of the sign… :) Wonder where Matt will cross the Columbia to the Oregon side? Will it be White Salmon?

  10. charlie says:

    i wonder if matt is going to crossover into oregon, on the hood river bridge, or stay on thru portland? HEY, there is a place along the way to the end of his route, called ‘Idiotville’. seriously!

    • AZ Bob says:

      That’s what I was thinking too — but I went back and checked out his original plan — and it shows crossing at Bonneville! This is one of my favorite areas of the country (yet another one!) so I anxiously await more photos. And what lovely weather for walking, eh? Sunshine and beautiful.

      • Robin in Oregon says:

        If he crosses at the Bonneville Dam, Cascade Locks, he’ll can travel Historic Hwy 30 with all the waterfalls including Multnomah Falls. So, so beautiful…

        • charlie says:

          @Robin, are you talking about ‘the bridge of the gods’?

          • Lori says:

            I HOPE he choses Bridge of the Gods at Bonneville Dam…most beautiful scenery along the Historic Columbia River Hwy. on Oregon side, and straight through the beautiful city of Portland.

          • Robin in Oregon says:

            Yes, the Bridge of the Gods crosses over and puts him in Cascade Locks on the Oregon side. Best soft serve ice cream at the little market right near the base of the bridge.

      • Jeff says:

        I vote bonneville. If you point his point right now and walking directions via google to Rockaway beach it will post the dam bridge in Bonneville as the cross over. Matt is trying to exclusivly follow the walking directions via google that is my guess and why. so like 150 miles……

        • John in MI says:

          I know Matt’s going to rest a bit after the walk, but I wonder if he has a plan to be “reintroduced” to the working environment. I just can’t imagine going back to an office setting after five months of this.

      • charlie says:

        i dont see a bridge from point to point except for the hood river bridge and interstate 205 all the way into portland.

  11. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    But if he doesn’t know where he is how will he know where to go?!? lol.

    Did you make a wrong turn some where Matt and start counting all over again? Anyway the scenery around you there is beautiful so does it really matter where you are? And the mountain shooting straight up across the road there. Yikes! That’s high up.

  12. Pacis says:

    Magic Marker,

    Mile ‘2867’

    that would be funny.

  13. Janine says:

    Oh no! It’s the green mile!!!

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