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Old 11-04-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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View from my office window a few minutes ago here in Alva, OK. Walked out to snap a picture and the news on the street was he came into town from the north on hwy 281. Notice the solar panel, antenna, and amber lights. There was one more smaller trailer attached to the rear wagon
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Interesting town you have there.

I googled these wagons - there's a lot of info out there but here's one hit.

Le Mars Daily Sentinel: Local News: Man's faith sends him on mule journey (10/02/09)
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The alloy wheels add a bit of sportiness to the rig. When I examined the photograph closely, it appears that the right rear mule is facing backwards. Is he being punished, or something?

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The alloy wheels add a bit of sportiness to the rig. When I examined the photograph closely, it appears that the right rear mule is facing backwards. Is he being punished, or something?

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....or simply interested in a change of scenery.
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Wing windows too. Towing 2 trailers, I guess they have not heard of rear end separation.
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Wing windows too. Towing 2 trailers, I guess they have not heard of rear end separation.
Well, only from the mules on a regular basis - or would that be called exhaust?
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Janet, I am glad you found that link, I had no idea this Gent had traveled so many miles. That is the same man too. He was in the local Co-op Hardware store. I wish now that I would have taken time to visit with him. If you look at the picture there is a hound dog lying in the window. That mule had turned around when the fella came back he just turned back around and away they went. I noticed the electric fence post on the side of the second wagon. He must use them to make a temp pen for those mules when grazing. I’ll have to see if he is still around town in the morning.
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Janet, I am glad you found that link, I had no idea this Gent had traveled so many miles. That is the same man too. He was in the local Co-op Hardware store. I wish now that I would have taken time to visit with him. If you look at the picture there is a hound dog lying in the window. That mule had turned around when the fella came back he just turned back around and away they went. I noticed the electric fence post on the side of the second wagon. He must use them to make a temp pen for those mules when grazing. I’ll have to see if he is still around town in the morning.
An opportunity to speak with someone with a life's passion and who is not afraid to take the hard road to accomplish it. Hope you are able to meet with him.
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True words. We met a old gent in Ajo last year, a retired college prof. who, after he had lost his wife, bought a old van and set off to search for meteors. He played a great guitar and seemed to not have a care in the world other than his quest.
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