That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
Love to see the patroitc Bear
Are we going to keep getting updates all day?? I hope so!!!!
I just received a phone call from my sister, she lives in Garibaldi OR. She just saw Matt and said HI to him. I am soooooo jealous. He was just south of Bay City… 10:30 west coast time.
Has he got a large group following
him like Forrest Gump movie. Just
joking. I think everyone who has
ever been on this blog, they are on
today. I cannot wait to see large
group that I hope is there to meet
I asked her if there was anyone walking with him, and she said that there was not at the time she saw him.
Steve in WI – Thanks for the update on Matt’s location, and thanks to your sister in Garibaldi. Bay City to Rockaway Beach is 9.4 miles. It looks like he’s on schedule.
Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce is on facebook. Maybe they’ll post some pictures. Here’s the link.
He’s crazy for Matt!
… but patriotic!
Looks like the bear’s mom was right: the sharp tip of the flag stick poked his eye out.
So funny! How many Fourths of July did I hear that?!?
Those bears in Oregon are very patriotic, aren’t they? Didn’t the last one have a flag, too?
Don’t get any bear spray on the flag!
He says “America is gggrrrrrrrrreat!
Lots of roadside bears on the last few days of your walk, good thing they don’t bite. Walk on Matt, Rockaway Beach awaits you.
He’s mad because someone duct-taped that flag to his paw.
Did you use your bear-spray on it? A bear spray unused is a useless bear spray…
That flag looks fresh. I think someone put it there for Matt!
did your late husband follow this trek, too?
Looks like he needs to brush his teeth!!!
I think those dark spots are cavities. Maybe that giant bunny with the dental tool in Portland could help. Somebody will have to take a walk, though; or they could both meet in Idiotville.
see ya in Rockaway!
OK – I am going to lose it. I was gone all morning and came home and my wife was on the computer. I said when will you be done sweetheart? She said, you have been on this thing for months now and I need to use it. I said , but honey I have a meeting today with Matt and as Mayor of the Hobo Planet, I must be at my seat!
I only have about a hour and then I have to leave again and I will miss Matt’s greeting at the Caboose. Does anyone feel sorry for me?
I guessed the arrival to be either August 23 or 24. I should have known it would be on the 25th- 4 months before Christmas; an early present for all of us in the Hobo Planet. Merry Christmas to Matt and the Hobo Nation.
So many photos to catch up on and so little time. Maybe I will have time tonight. Tomorrow, I am driving the church bus on a trip for the senior citizens- I know I am 60 but only a senior citizen if I get a better price to purchase something!
This bear reminds of of this great by Eddy Arnold – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goEozOAQ6yI
A true All American just like Matt Green!
Where are the ducks!!! The Oregon Ducks-all I see are bears!
Tennessee plays the Oregon Ducks here in Knmoxville on September 11. I think this is the only quack team we play this year. We will hopefully waddle over them- GO VOLS!!!
I love you Don. You are the BEST mayor!
Oh Don! you just don’t know how much joy your posts bring me!
Don’t forget the Beavers!!
Would that be the Oregon State Beavers or this beaver?
Thanks for the (I’m Sorry) concern Marcus!!! Brenda Lee-a classic in her own right!
Don!!! I’ve wondered where you were all morning! I’ve missed your posts and humor!!
Well it looks like she vacated the keyboard for you. Woohoo! Sorry you won’t be online with us, but when you get back, it will be all there for you, just waiting to be savored. ;-)
I’ve tried to find out something about the chainsaw bears near Tillamook. So far I can’t find out anything. Does RBCC know?
I like that kind of crazy…
I really hope you make a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory and get some cheese curds and/or ice cream.
The Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce is located inside the Red Caboose in the center of town. Here’s a link to a picture of the Red Caboose and the beach. We can be there in spirit, and dream that we are there in person celebrating with Matt.
OK-I will have to quit very soon and I will miss Matt’s greeting in Rockaway Beach, OR – I will however be in Rockaway in spirit. Would someone pass on to Matt that the Mayor had a scheduled event today that I made in May and I can’t be there.
Please tell him that if had had not goofed off he would have been in Rockaway Beach, OR on the August 23 or 24 and I would not be in this precarious position-I mean it is embrassing to me and my wife.
OK- I missed it 1 day but I think that is good enough that I am going to ————————-
YYYYYAAAAAHHHHHOOOOO!!!! – 5 of each letter for the 5 months it took to finish!
That is for the whole Hobo Planet and not just for me guessing within 1 day. We all love you Matt and are happy for you to have finished and to be safe and unarmed-I mean unharmed.
Some body will tell me I got carried away and Matt does not need arms. How would he have pushed the Mattmobile without arms. Give me a break and please do not come gunning for me!
Mayor of the Hobo Nation/Planet (per Jeff)
I am so broken hearted – I guess I will just be ruffin it for a while! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zCz8SKmGek
Awww Don…we’ve missed you today. I’ve been busy prepping my house for paint so I’ve been outside all day. Just now catching up…but I can see he’s made it by the thumbnails. It’s a happy and sad day all rolled up into one. Sending (((((HUGS))))))) your way Mr. Mayor!
Nice wood carving. Someone out there is very talented. At least you got to see some bears while you were out there! Good thing they were wooden huh? Oh except for that bear in the window, he was real even though he was stuffed. I wonder why these bears a along the way with American flags stuck in them though?
Heres a thought … I was wondering if any of those bears could be used for an awsome mail box, cause Im thinking about buying one and sticking a regulation post box in its tummy just to be different
Thank goodness you are carrying that bear repellent! It looks like he is about to beat you with the American flag!