When Matt Roloff mentioned on his Facebook Fan Page on July 27th, that he had "a friend" with a big boat just asked him if he wanted to join them to sail around the BVIs for a few days, curious and sometimes - skeptical fans, wondered what was the real story?
Some people are cynical when Matt states that a vacation or a service the Roloffs is a "friend" - a friend is offering a vacation, a friend custom made Zach's bike, a friend wanted to restore his old yellow VW...so when people saw that Matt had said a friend with a boat had offered he join them on a vacation, people immediately began to wonder what the real story was.
Was it really a "friend"? Was Matt lying? Is it another TLC freebie vacation? Was it a business trip in the BVI or a vacation? What Roloffs went and why?
Well, we've received an email that explains the story and we will pass along the information to you.
A person who had read our site and the comments wanted to set the record straight and wishes to remain anonymous -- we fully value privacy -- however we do have it on a good authority that this story is indeed legit.
Matt's friend with the big boat? It was a family who are big fans of the show Little People, Big World. They have visited the farm like other regular fans for pumpkin season.
However, they up'd their status when they contributed to Amy's Charity dinner and auction in 2009 by bidding and winning the auction item to have dinner with Amy Roloff and the person from the Top Chef in a cook off in June 2010. You might recall a few items we had about that back in June when Amy and the Top Chef got together. When this family met the Roloffs in their home for the dinner with Amy and the Top Chef, they met the other members of the Roloff family.
The family has a teenage son around Jeremy's age (minus a couple of years) who has some mutual interests -- and again, the family are all big fans of the show/the Roloffs.
This is the family, that offered Matt and Jeremy to join them on the sailing trip around the BVIs (and it was indeed just Matt and Jeremy - and this family). Apparently this family is no stranger to sailing vacations. For the record, we were also told that the Roloffs knew about this trip long before July 27th (Matt stating a friend had "just asked him") we were told that the family had been talking about it with the Roloffs "weeks" before that, but that's not really important.
So that is the real story of how Matt and Jeremy Roloff got the offer "from a friend" to sail in the BVI's. It was fans who had bought the dinner with Amy auction item and had befriended the Roloffs from that point.