"Each of us in our own way, gotta do something to save your soul. Whatever that is." ~Yvon Chouinard Since coming off the water at the end of September, the desire to return to the wind and waves has grown ever increasingly by the day. In the end, it's simple...what's stopping me? What's stopping you? … Continue reading It’s Time!
Christmas for me as always been a special time. A time for family, friends and a celebration of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of the Christ child. This year, I have a lot more to celebrate and to be thankful for. It has been a year that has welcomed so many new friends … Continue reading Merry Christmas!!
A few weeks ago, I started a paddle down the Scioto River that I always wanted to take. Ever since my buddy Sam and I first paddled this river in Columbus after college, a piece of me has always wanted to finish this paddle the rest of the way to the Ohio River and head … Continue reading My Realization
There are days you get excited for what lies ahead on an adventure. Tuesday was one of those days for me. Waking up at about 7AM, I knew I would get my chance to lock through my 1st ever lock and dam! With my awesome new friends Bev and Whitney from the Fat Boy's floating … Continue reading My 1st Lock
About a year ago, I was driving back to Michigan, from a road trip to Maine. On my way back in Erie, PA I stopped to give a lift to an older homeless man, Curtis as he held up his Ohio sign. After offering him the ride, little did I know, that 5 hour car … Continue reading Rollin’ on a River
Dear Ohio, I am truly sorry. I misjudged you! Sincerely, Matthew For many of you that have been following along with the blog, you may have seen that before this trip, I had road tripped and have been to 46 of the lower 48 states. Once upon a time, after seeing the beauty in other … Continue reading My Apology
Before I get ready to move on to the next state along my adventure, it's only fitting to look back at my time in Michigan. I couldn't have started in a better state, and those of you I met there and or helped me out along my way, will never be forgotten. I launched on … Continue reading Thank you Michigan
I'm Baaaaccckkkkk!!! Well almost. In fact in T-minus 3 days. I'm so excited to once again get back on the water to the new adventures, new experiences and hopefully many new friends along the way! First and foremost though before launching, there are definitely a few people I have to mention before I head back … Continue reading It’s go time!
"Maybe there's more than the treasures we secure That become heavy chains, to sink us in tidal waves." ~Brian Fallon It sounds cliche so often when people say that life is more than money. It's more than just accumulating things and what you do for a living that defines who you are. The reason it's … Continue reading Looking for More
There are two ways you can look at everything in life. You can dwell on the negative. You can let it consume you, until it slowly destroys all the hope and good that could come from the things you do. Or... You can look at the positive. You can find the good in every situation … Continue reading Just What I Needed