"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!
A Better Man than I
This post may not be the most adventerous post I have ever written. It also may not be the most meaningful to others. To me though, it is one I couldn't let go without writing about and adding to my Big Adventure. For those of you who either know me or who have followed along … Continue reading A Better Man than I
Rollin’ on a River
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
Thank you Michigan
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
It’s go time!
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!
Looking for More
"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
Just What I Needed
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
Ol King Cole and Other Tales
"Ol King Cole was a merry old soul..." And a truer phrase could not have been spoken. But we will get to King and friends in a second. 1st we have to back track to Saturday. Saturday was Day 67 and after a great night in the Nordhouse Dunes it was off to Ludington. Little … Continue reading Ol King Cole and Other Tales
Attitude is Everything
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~Thomas Jefferson On Friday, day 66 came with knowing I would have to say goodbye to Sam. I was up at six and finished arranging the last few … Continue reading Attitude is Everything