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Civil Engineer leaves NY career to walk across US

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AVALON, Wis. (AP) -- A man who left his career as a civil engineer to walk across the U.S. says he's doing it just for fun.

Matt Green isn't looking to break a record or draw attention to a particular cause. He has no agenda, except for the handwritten list of directions he regularly compiles from Google Maps, in case his cell phone doesn't work.

The 30-year-old Virginia native began his walk in late March at Rockaway Beach, a seaside neighborhood just south of New York's Kennedy Airport.

He hopes to eventually make it to Rockaway Beach, Ore., just over 3,000 miles to the west.

Green says walking makes him really happy. He says he enjoys meeting people along the way and discovering what's around the next bend.

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