The mules and I have arrived at the first town in American powered by nuclear power, Arco, Idaho.
The battery on my laptop is dying and I don’t have any way to charge it (I’m writing you from my tent). Still, I wanted to post a few photos of the folks and scenes I encountered on my run from Blackfoot to Arco. I’m down to about 75 miles and 4 travel days between here (Arco) and my final destination, Hailey, Idaho.
From Arco, the mules and I travel toward Craters of the Moon National Monument, Bellevue and our final destination Hailey, Idaho.
Winding Down Thoughts
I’m already getting nostalgic for the trip I haven’t even finished yet.
One of the best parts of this journey has been bringing you posts and photos from the road. I’ve also gotten a lot out your emails and comments. They really mean a lot to me as the mules spend most of our days traveling across some mighty empty land.
I’m really going to miss typing up these updates from the road and will keep pecking them out to the very end.
’til the next post friend!
Mary and Gerald Teton: for the prayer, coffee and alfalfa for my steeds
Gerald and Tina Humpherys: for the spare bedroom, meals and hospitality during that stretch of unhospitable weather.
Shawn and Hillary Humpherys: for putting the mules up and keeping them supplied with a fresh stream of apples and fresh cut hay.
Steve and Wendy Worthen: for putting the mules and me up on a particularly airish night – the mules in a corral and me in a camper. Propane heat is nice!
Blake and Vicki: for putting the mules and me up in Atomic City and introducing me to the Atomic City cocktail (Black Velvet and Fireball Whiskey)
Tara at the Arco Town Office: for arranging a place for me to stay at the Arco rodeo arena