Call this the Big City week. The mules spent the past 4 days resting up on the outskirts of Quincy, Illinois. Thanks Todd and Julie Curry for giving the mules and me a place to catch our breathes! I thought you’d enjoy a few photos of my time in Gem City.
A bridge brought me to Quincy. Specifically the Bayview bridge that crosses the Mississippi River, connecting Illinois with Missouri. It’s my ticket across Ol’ Man River.
No, I don’t plan to ride Cracker and Brick across the bridge. It’s too early to tell you exactly how I’ll cross the Mississippi but I’ll tell you I have a solid lead on a trailer ride lined up. I’ll let you know how that goes.
Down by the River
As I’ve written before, the mid-West has suffered extensive flooding this summer. You seemingly can’t go anywhere, talk to any farmer, drink a beer in any bar, without overhearing how the rising waters have affected folks. In Quincy, this year’s flooding (2019) rivaled the Flood of 1993.
While in town, I walked down to the Old Man river’s edge for a look. Here’s what I found.
The water front was eerily quiet with almost no one around except a lone fisherman and some geese.
Okay, I should post at least one mule photo. Here it is. Mules Brick and Cracker tipped nose down in their pasture. This is as close as I could get before they split out on me. They were clearly ready for a break.
The mules and I plan to start heading across Missouri this week. I’ll let you know how we end up crossing the Mississippi.