Day 152

Oh hello there

August 25th, 2010


  1. katzien in austin says:


  2. Lois says:


  3. Belle Zora says:


  4. Amber says:


  5. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Crying here! YEssssssssss!!!

  6. Jeff says:

    don your turn

  7. Jeff says:

    need the beach now Matt…..Need the beach

  8. Christine says:


  9. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Let’s have a tsunami party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Mark in Idaho says:


    What’s next?

  11. Thomas says:

    Congratulations, Matt! Well done, my man. Well done.

  12. Sarah says:

    Congrats, Matt!

  13. Terry from NJ says:

    Awesome, congratulations!

  14. Todd says:

    AWESOME!!!!! (Did you remember your permits, Matt? Hehehe)

  15. Nick in Ohio says:

    Now we pop the champagne!! Congrats Matt… Someone got a tissue?

  16. Krissy says:

    OMGOSH! YAY! Congrats Matt on this entire amazing journey! My family & I have checked your pictures everyday since day 40 or so.. you’ve been a great part of our lives this year, inspiring conversations and good laughes together.. you will be missed & never forgotten!

  17. SLO Gail says:

    Where’s the band?

  18. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    This is it!!!!!!!! I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad but either way I feel the tears coming!!! Congrats Matt!!!!

  19. John in MI says:


  20. Michael in Atlanta says:

    Hip Hip Hoooraaaayyy!
    Hip Hip HooooraaayyyY!
    Hip Hip…I broke my hip dancing about! GO MATTTT!!!!

  21. Brian says:

    So, what now – turn around and walk home? :o)

    Way to go Matt! Thanks again for the awesome pics, stories, people and places we’ve met along the way. How awesome to have been a part of your journey!

  22. CP in MI says:

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!

  23. bullcitymama in NC says:


  24. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yes! Finally reaching that last destination. That’s got to feel awesome, even awesomer will be the beach and the awesomest will be the splash in the Pacific ocean! From sea to shining sea for sure! And you did it in record time, 5 months. Way better than getting there in December that’s for sure. Hooray for Matt!

  25. Jeremy says:

    Awesome. I’ve been following you since Wisconsin. Are you going to walk home now? Kidding.

  26. Barbara says:

    Congratulations Matt!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful journey with the rest of us.

  27. Maria in SC says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see pics of the ocean!

  28. Doris says:

    Ok, I need the PUffs. Congratulations Matt! It’s hard to type through tears.

  29. Saun in Ohio says:

    YEAH!!!!!! Like Brian said now what?

  30. Tom in Wa. says:

    TOO COOL DUDE!!!!!!! Thanks for the ride……

  31. OH MY GOSH!!! FINALLY….Somehow this is bringing tears to my eyes…congratulations MAtt on your incredible, heartwarming, inspiring and faith renewing journey…and thank you so much for bringing us, the power to believe there IS still a respectable America!!! We all are sad your journey is done…but oh so happy you made it!

  32. Nancy from Spring, TX says:

    Congratulations! You did what you set out to accomplish – you Rock!!!

  33. Glenda (the other one) says:

    Most excellent! WAY TO ROCK, Matt!

  34. Melissa says:

    This was certainly a SUPER adventure and I was so excited to be following it. Congratulations, rest those dogs for a while!

  35. Khandee in CA says:

    Goose bumps……….YAY Matt, I enjoyed “every” step with you. Take a rest, you have truly deserved it!!!!

  36. RAYMOND in ALABAMA says:

    Sign says business license required, Matt you had better get one for your walking business,

    I think you will be doing lot of REP work about walking. THANKS FOR ALL OF THE MEMORIES.

    What a time we have had, 5 months now the first thing i done every morning was go to my favorites

    and click on I’m Just Walking, but all good things have to come to an end sooner or later.

  37. Kathy says:

    Well done! and welcome

  38. Janine says:

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Congratulations, Matt! *happy dancing*

  39. SKR says:

    Congratulations Matt!!!

  40. Gigi says:

    Woohoo, Rockaway Beach! Where’s the red caboose? Congratulations Matt and thank you for taking us along your journey. It’s been a pleasure “walking” with you. Cheers!

  41. Scott R says:

    Holy mackerel. I’m envious, excited, proud, and so many other things! Congrats!!! I’ve been following you since Michigan and I’m kinda sad to see the trip end. Amazing!!!!!!

  42. I think there is a “Snoopy dance” sequence that should show up here…it’s just in my mind…but I know it’s out there…Kudos Matt…

  43. Craig.. (Yeah in NC!) says:

    Matt you are almost there!
    And guess what?
    Once you arrive and here is a Tsunami.. you’ll be warned!!!
    Whooo Hooooooo

    PS. My wife is Indonesian, and she lost family in the big one…they had no warning.
    We love and support u Matt.

  44. Lacy says:

    Congratulations Matt!!!!!! This a major accomplishment. Thanks for sharing all the great photos along the way. Best of luck in you future endeavors. I know that you will do well.

  45. Claudia in Arizona says:

    Congratulations Matt! And thank you to the hobo nation for entertaining me since Matt walked thru Minnesota! You gave a glimpse of America not often seen. And this website reminds us how alike we all really are.

  46. dionne says:

    Congrats on reaching your “destination.” It has been a pleasure to follow your trip since May! The pictures, tag lines and insight into America were fantastic. I went on vacation with you!!! Hope you relax, dip your feet in the ocean and enjoy whatever life brings to you next!

  47. Jeff From NJ (was SOMEONE) says:

    NICE! I originally predicted to myself about 150 days! Great job MATT!!!

  48. Roe says:

    Very nice job, Matt, thanks so much for sharing, I have enjoyed every pic you posted!

  49. Rod Norris says:

    My hat is off to you my friend. Im so happy for you. Wish I could have walked along with you but you were kind enough to share your experience with us and I thank you for it.
    Rod from Texas

  50. Dan in LA says:

    Congratulations Matt. What an epic journey! I’m so glad that you shared this with all of us!

  51. Ann says:

    Yeah !!!! I’ll miss coming on here to see your pictures and comments but am very happy for you Matt. You did in 5 months to the day. Congratulations :) Lets see pics of when you land in NY and all your friends are there to greet you. Take care and it has been a pleasure to folow you on your journey. Ann in Wisconsin

  52. Mary says:

    Congratulations Matt. from just another follower that is going to have to find another hobby;-)

  53. I can “feel” your happiness right now! I bet you almost can’t believe that sign is REAL! Relish in the glory of it! Take your hat off, throw it in the air, jump up in the air and kick your heels! I can hear your shout clear over here in Greece! Yes, yes, yes!

  54. Sarah in Italy says:

    Awesome. It’s been a great journey, thanks for “taking” us with you!

  55. G. Midwesterson says:


  56. Fall says:

    Congratulations, Matt!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome journey with all of us. You’re my hero, Matthew Green! *high five*

  57. Matt Penalber says:

    I’ve been following your blog since early on in your journey. Congratulations!!! You Did it!!!!

  58. Tonya in Oregon says:

    My family has been following you since a few days after your departure. It has been a conversation almost nightly around the dinner table and quite the geography lesson for my kids. Not to mention a lesson in integrity and and what is really important in this life. Thank you for sharing your incredible journey with the world:) You’re such an inspiration! Congratulations!!!!

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