Brits receive welcome from Matson on visit through downtown Lincoln

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When Roger Matson came upon Jon Beeby and Mike Fields a week ago Saturday, the two had ducked under an awning to get out of a pouring rain.

Matson struck up a conversation with the two and discovered that Beeby was on a journey across America on foot. He had left New York City 28 days earlier, and 1,000 miles later found himself on the downtown square in Lincoln.

Beeby walked from New York to Chicago to meet the Mother Road. He plans to stay with her now, walking approximately 35 miles a day until he reaches the West Coast.

Matson has a long history of being an ambassador to visitors to downtown Lincoln. His enthusiasm, obvious love of our city and  genuine desire to tell visitors about our history and heritage are things we should all try to emulate.

Pictures supplied by Roger Matson


Beeby (left) and Fields hold up their Hallie's menus. Matson hopes to send pictures to Beeby later, which he will in turn post for his followers to see.


Schnitzel was something neither guy had ever eaten. Both were amazed by the enormity of Hallie's house special sandwich.






Matson took them on a quick tour of the downtown. Here they stand with our beloved Civil War soldier statue.

They also took a trip to the depot to visit the Lincoln christening site.


And they took a minute to meet some hometown folk when they came across attorney Warren Peters and his family.

As the guys prepared to leave Lincoln, Matson gave them some mementos of their stop.



A quick pic of Matson, Beeby and Fields before their RV arrives



One last picture: The RV in the background will pick up the guys where they can dry off from the rain before setting off walking again.


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