Well, we pulled into AWESOME ASS ACRES yesterday about 6pm, after a wonderful week in Columbia, TN! Mule Day, 2010 was a huge success, with beautiful weather (did have a tornado scare on Wed, but it passed around us), great crowds (about 240,000), excellent times with wonderful friends and memories to last 'till next year when we'll make some more!!
We started our week joining up with the wagon train on Sunday (4/4/10). Each day we travelled 18-22 miles, camped out at night, then finished up the ride by pulling into Maury County Park on Thursday. The group consisted of 18 wagons, 2 or 3 riders...about 50 participants total. The route was beautiful backroads that snaked through the countryside, meandered along mountain ridges, showcased flowering trees, vines, bushes of every kind, crossed through farm land, livestock production and introduced us to some of nicest folks middle Tennessee has to offer!! Of course, campfires burned late into the night and started coffee brewing by 4am every morning!! There were tales told, jokes laughed at, lies spread, and friendships forged. Breezy, sunny days, followed by cool nights by the creek brought relaxation for a good night's sleep to greet the next morning of harnessing, hooking up and pulling out for the day ahead! I've posted some pictures taken along the way...hope you like them!!