Mules Brick, Cracker and I have crossed the Mississippi River! No, not on a barge, ferry or flatboat. No, I didn’t ride them down Interstate 24 across the bridge that connects Quincy, Illinois to Missouri. No, I loaded them up on a trailer and hauled them across Big Muddy behind a red Ford pickup.
Great big thanks to Todd and Julie Curry for hauling us across. I met the Currys a week ago. What started as a one-night visit sorta grew. They offered to put Brick and Cracker up a few more days and I accepted the offer. It was a break my mules really needed.
One of the things I needed to do while resting the mules in Quincy was find a trailer ride for them across the Mississippi. As the Fates would have it, Todd needed to pick up one of his horses in Missouri. That meant crossing the Mississippi west-bound, the way I needed to take my mules, with an empty trailer. So on Sunday…..in to the trailer we loaded Brick and Cracker. 20 minutes later they were in Missouri.
In the past weeks I’d wondered how I was going to get my mules across the Mississippi. Once again, the road has provided. For that, I am grateful.
Todd and Julie (and everyone who helped us in Quincy), I’m sending you hearty “Thank You”! I’ll be passing these favors ahead.
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