Day 150

My final county

August 23rd, 2010



And my final mountain range.


81 Comments

  1. Gigi says:

    Congratulations Matt! Almost there, so happy for you. Cheers!

  2. John in MI says:

    Congrats once again. Enjoy the view, and we can’t wait for tomorrow.

  3. Saun in Ohio says:

    YEAH!!!! be safe

  4. Saun in Ohio says:

    Looks like you are getting close to Idiotville

  5. Martha says:

    Go Matt, Go! Almost there!

  6. Christopher says:

    Finalleee Tillamook Woop Woop!!!

  7. kheavner says:

    I am so happy for you and sad for me. I have really enjoyed following your journey. Thanks for all the “good times” on here reading posts, learning new things and looking through your eyes at some of America’s best people, places and things. Thanks to everyone posting for all the new things I’ve learned from you as well and for keeping things positive, which I believe is what Matt intended! Thanks again, Matt! Best Wishes for a great day tomorrow, wish I could be there!

  8. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooo Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  9. jeff says:

    Last county, Last Mountain range, last chance to ride the cart down a hill too. But you won’t … sticken to he plan.
    Brother you will be missed. but for now…..let the party begin.

  10. katzien in austin says:

    Hey, I FINALLY saw “hey, I’m walkin’ here!” I’m so glad we’re all just stalking the site…I mean checking in like ‘mad.’ A glass of vino, an update from Matt, funny musing from y’all….life is GOOD!!

  11. GO MATT GO!!! That’s so awesome you are almost there…Wow! Enjoy those last steps!!

  12. charlie says:

    sing us a song, yer the walkin’ man
    sing us a song, tonight
    well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    and you’ve got us feelin’ ALRIGHT!

    • Don in Tennessee says:

      Charlie

      Like the song!

    • katzien in austin says:

      Oh, so perfect. My sister and I wrote a song for Kenny Chesney…anyone know how we can get it to him or his manager???

      • John in MI says:

        For him to record, or as a gift for him?

        • katzien in austin says:

          Gift? Heck no. I want him to buy it, sing the heck out of it, and me earn some royalties when it’s played on the radio. It’s a cool beach/paradise/Mexico song, and nobody does them better than Kenny. It’s even copyrighted. You got connections??

          • John in MI says:

            Connections? Yep. Unfortunately not in the music industry. But I did live in Nashville for 10 years, does that count? I wish I could help you.

            • katzien in austin says:

              Well, I’m betting on the six-degrees-of-kevin-bacon theory, I mean ‘seperation.’ If you know somebody who knows somebody, that get’s the ball rolling. I reached out to that wacky Kathy Griffin, because it’s right up her alley to do a stunt like this, but she never replied. ;-)

      • Don in Tennessee says:

        Kat

        Kenny Chesney was born in Lutrell, TN which is actually a suburb of Knoxville and close to Maryville where I live. He goes to Tennessee football games some when in town.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Chesney

        You might try his website under fan club to find a way to get it ti him. Good luck!

        • katzien in austin says:

          Thanks Don. We are pursuing the usual/public avenues, but if someone knows a band member or a musician friend, etc, we might have a better (faster) chance at success. ;-) I’m hopeful!

  13. charlie says:

    btw, there is still two hours or so of daylight in the portland area, he might just take advantage of that before hunkering down for the night. (i still dont think tomorrow is a done deal)

    • John in MI says:

      According to the Rockaway Beach website, the whole town’s coming out tomorrow for Matt at 3 or 4. I think it’s pretty much a done deal.

      • charlie says:

        that would be sooooo weird, if he didnt make it by that time……kind of odd for him to know zackly when he would walk in to town, seeing as how his entire itinerary on the day to day basis has been more…..casual.

      • katzien in austin says:

        The whole town is about 1200 peeps. ;-)

        • Thomas says:

          Well, after looking at the street views, I think he’s pretty much down the mountains, according to the gps map, so it is at least on the flat side … just have to navigate around the curvy bits of coast.

          • Christopher says:

            Correctamundo Thomas, by all accounts he’s already in Tillamook and that’s just 15 miles from Rockaway. If he pushes a little tonight he could stroll into da Rockaway any time he feels like it. DONE DEAL!

  14. Lizzie K says:

    Go Matt Go!

  15. JLarrry says:

    Charlie,
    This pic was taken yesterday and from that point he was only 31 miles away and descending, so he could probably finish today.
    If he doesn’t he will have a very short walk tomorrow!

    • charlie says:

      yes, i saw that he was 27 or so miles from the end. but i was under the impression that he only walked 15-20 miles daily, and in the mountains, and….and…..perhaps it is only in my head that i never want this to end.

  16. Lizzie K says:

    I can’t believe you’ve almost done it. cheers, friend. I’m a little fahklempt :)

  17. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yeah for you Matt-that’s got to feel good. What an accomplishment. Congratulations! But for me, now I’m crying because it’s the end of a journey, our journey here. Makes me sad. I’ve loved coming here everyday and talking with all of you. I’m going to miss you, all of you. Lots of love spread around to one and all. Blessings in your life, each and every day. May He shine upon you from above. Even if you don’t believe, it warms my heart to know I’ve wished it for you.

    • Nick in Ohio says:

      Thanks for the sentiment Dorinda. Don’t be sad.. all journeys have to come to an end eventually or we will never appreciate the new ones.

      Matt, Many of us in Hobo Nation are in Rockaway Beach in spirit.. From OHIO to Joisey to TN and beyond. Congratulations on your final few miles!!

  18. Don in Tennessee says:

    Ok – per Flickr this photo was taken yesterday in Idiotsville. That means the poulation yesterday in Idiotsville was 1 person and a mattmobile. The sign says summit – coast – range so Matt was at the summit and he coasted down the range towards Rockaway Beach!

    We have the Coasters Drifters and Platters who made records. We have heard Yakky Yak by the Coasters earlier (the fighting buffalos)

    This is for all of the sentimetal people who are at a loss because the end is near.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4OVM8RKx0

  19. Flavia says:

    CONGRATS MATT! YOU’RE ALMOST THERE!!!

  20. JLarrry says:

    I see the little map has been updated and he is now just a few miles east of Tillamook, about 18 miles from Rockaway Beach. He went easy today! I’m guessing that he will update his photos after dinner tonight. From where he’s at, if he leaves out by 8 or 9 that will put him at Rockaway Beach between 3 and 4 tomorrow!

  21. Doris says:

    GO— MATT — GO!!!! A GREAT VICTORY FOR A GREAT GUY.

  22. J.Macias says:

    WOW CONGRATS MATT!!!! Have been following your every move since April I am SO thrilled to see you almost done!!!!!!!!!!

  23. mnbatty says:

    This 57 yr old atty has enjoyed every step. Only wish I could be at the beach to greet. Where do we go next? This just can’t end!! Thanks for letting us tag along.

  24. David says:

    Matt, I have really enjoyed walking with you through your photos and the blog. I am an engineer as well and have enjoyed your humor probably more than most. This has been a bright spot in my day all spring and summer, So sorry it has to end but what a wonderful accomplishment. Put your feet up and have a cold one as you watch the sun set over the ocean tomorrow night. Hope you found the answers you were looking for on your journey and god bless you.

  25. Ruthie in CA says:

    Thank you Hobo Nation…its been fun. A BIG HHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGG) to our Leader Matthew, job well done.

  26. Tna says:

    I wonder if you can smell the ocean from the county line…or how close you have to get to it to be able to smell the salt air?

    • deanna valenti meyer says:

      You absolutely can…it’s a great smell too. And the best part is that he will probably have awesome weather tomorrow. :) Perfect end to a most excellent journey.

      • Well, I always rolled up the windows because when you come out of the mountains you have a flat area to go through that is full of Tillamook Cows! They are the ones that make the cheese and the ice cream! So we sort of have to “bless them”. Matt might have to put a clothespin on his nose for a mile. Kidding!

  27. Nick in Ohio says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKDInwp0G3E

    A nice video of Matt… enjoy if you have not already seen it.

  28. Lisa in Goldsboro NC says:

    I said that I probably wouldn’t post anymore. I am a very sentimental person. Too sad. Love you all and congrats Matt. It’s been real. Now if anyone can take one more song, this is the one that popped into my head tonight. We may never pass this way again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAH5zEtO0zU

  29. Lisa in Goldsboro NC says:

    You’re welcome.

  30. MN Roxanne says:

    Matt, I don’t like the word final…. I’m sure you’ll be walking in a new county sometime soon in the future and I hope you’ll continue to blog about it so we can walk with you… I’m glad this journey is ending smoothly for you and I trust Rockaway Beach will greet you proud!! So wish I could have been there..

  31. Tillamook County….named after a local Native American tribe. Home to WWII US Navy Blimp (building still stands)….Fomous for it’s Tillamook Cheese Factory….and Matt Green walking from Rockaway NY to Rockaway OR!

  32. Jeff says:

    roxanne just say Aloha!

  33. Candice In Alabama says:

    Way to Go Matt!

  34. Barb V from Michigan says:

    Almost there!! I hear the local high school marching band prepping right now!

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