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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

End of the journey

Posted August 26, 2010 10:31 a.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2010 10:39 a.m. EDT

Well, he made it! My nomadic nephew Matt Green has finished his walk across America. It took him 152 days to cover roughly 3,100 miles from Rockaway Beach, NY to Rockaway Beach, Oregon.

Matt wrapped things up with a plunge into the chilly waters of the Pacific. His mom, my sister Miriam, was there to cheer him on along with many others. Miriam said his “feet didn’t look that bad for 3,100 miles.”

I’ve put up a link to a national news story on the big finish. I’d like to thank all of the Carolina Conversations bloggers who have been following Matt’s journey. Special thanks to Thomas Fenske for setting up a Matt Green Fans page on Facebook.

Matt will be in Raleigh in a couple of weeks for my daughter’s wedding. I can’t wait to see him and hear more about his incredible odyssey. We’ll try to book him on one of our newscasts for an interview.

Matt took a break from his civil engineering career to see the country and meet interesting people.  He’s proven to be a superb photographer along the way and has lots of stories to tell about the goodness of America and the people who greeted him with warm hospitality from sea to shining sea.

Feel free to leave Matt a message here and I will pass it along to him.