Trenton, MO Greetings

I steered the mules in to Trenton, Missouri to pick up a a canvas water bucket at the post office. Thanks, Julia, for supporting your husband in his rambles! Brick, Cracker and I arrived last night (Thursday). Right now we’re camped at veterinarian Alan Alumbaugh’s clinic Affordable Veterinary Care.

Brick makes new friends quickly. Here, hanging with Quintin and Spur. Quintin and Spur were cutting brush behind the vet clinic. Quintin said this work beat an earlier job of his, working at a hog farm.(Trenton, MO)

The plan is to rest the mules ’til Sunday. Thanks Alan and Theresa for putting us up. Also, thanks Carol at Orshelen farm supply for steering us to Alan.

A tip ‘o the hat to the Trenton post office. I picked up my package from Julia…only to discover I’d forgotten to pick up another General Delivery package from Renegade Hoof boots, maker of the hoof boots I use on the mules. As I was kicking myself back at the vet clinic, the package showed up. The post office had heard I was staying at the Affordable Veterinary Care and had gone ahead and sent the package out to me. Thanks guys!

Spot the mules: Cracker and Brick pull the old vanishing act in their pasture paradise behind Alan’s vet clinic. Look super close and you’ll see them at 9 o’clock.

A few More Pics

Here are a few more photos of our last 4 days on the road from La Plata to Trenton. More to come as I the mules and I get settled in.

On the road to Trenton, MO. (outside New Boston, MO)
On the streets of Laredo: Brick and Cracker hanging with battery salesman Charlie Tracy. Charlie lives in Laredo, MO. He gave us directions toward Trenton and sent us up the road with a cold Pepsi. Thanks Charlie. FYI: I’ve heard the “edo” in Laredo pronounced like the “edo” in “torpedo”. (Laredo, MO)
Cooling off: the mules on one of their hourly breaks. Right now, we’re traveling 8 hours per day. This includes and hour and a half lunch break plus hourly rests to cool down the mules’ backs. We’re making 15 to 18 miles per day.
The Plaza Apartments. Some lovely architecture in Trenton.
Looking up
Downtown Trenton
Grub time: a well deserved meal.
The land around here. Back East, in Illinois, we crossed lots of flat farming country. Here in northern Missouri, the land is more wooded, a mix of farm and ranch land. Here the rolling hills of northern Missouri. We’ve been following lots of gravel roads. Wonderful for mule riding. (outside South Gifford, MO);

9 Responses to Trenton, MO Greetings

  • Hey it was nice meeting you today Bernie you seem like a great guy and I’m gonna have to check out that show of yours and it was nice getting to hang out with brick and cracker this is Quentin by the way

    • Howdy Quentin, Hey great hearing from you. Brick, Cracker and I sure enjoyed catching up with you today…especially Brick! Have a great weekend and say howdy to Spur for me. Bernie

  • Thank you for your kind words. It was great meeting you. You’re a heck of a great human being. I too will check out your movie.
    If you need anything, just call the number on the business card I gave you. I will also tell Staci, our Store Manager, about your visit and your move and site.
    Hello to your wife!

    • Hi Carol.
      Lovely hearing from you. Amazing how meeting you lead to all the wonderful things in Trenton – from Doc Dale to the restful 3 nights the mules spent in town. I’ll be sure to give you all a call if something comes up. The mules are loving their grain so much I had to run down the hill today for another bag. I swear they smiled as they watched me hump the 50 lb bag of pellets up the hill to them!
      Thanks again being the “key to the city” for me. Big howdy to everyone in the store for me.
      Bernie /

  • My husband and son met you at the post office e. He was the bald guy you gave you card too. He came home just carrying on about you. I will add you to our church prayer list and the saint of a wife of yours too. Of you ever need anything dont hesitate to ask.

    • Great hearing from you Danielle. So that was your husband I met at the Post Office! I sure enjoyed visiting with him. It was very generous of him to offer me a ride back to where I was camping at Doc Dale’s. Made a big impression on me. Thanks for your thoughts. Please give Steve my regards.
      Have a great day.
      PS: Yes, my wife Julia is a saint (in addition to being a great horsewoman, artist and friend). I’ll be sure to pass on your greeting.

  • I seen your mules grazing on the east side of coffey mo sunday evening if you would of stopped a couple miles sooner you could of stayed here and seen my mules and mini donkeys have a safe trip

    • Hi Randy. Aw man, so sorry I missed you on the way through Coffey! Sounds like you’ve got a great place out there East of town. It turned out okay for me in Coffey though but thanks for the lodging offer. Have a great 4th of July and enjoy your mules and mini donkeys. Bernie / / currently Stanberry, MO

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