Travelin’ thanks

Life on the road with a mule get lonely. That’s why it means so much when folks pitch in to our quest. Right now we’re raising funds to pay for closed captioning for our Lost Sea Expedition Public TV series. Here’s a video “thanks and howdy” from the road. Thanks Hatdie and Tom for pitching in last night! You can check out everyone else who’s pulling with mule Polly and me right here.

Or hey, hit that Donate button and become part of the Lost Sea Expedition series.

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You’ll get thanked on the LostSeaExpedition.com site and you might even get a mention in a video with mule Polly!

Thanks.
Bernie

noosa Thanks

Bernie with safety gear.
Pardon the crazed look. I just got off the noosa yogurt tour and it rocked. I make two quarts of yogurt per week back home – sometimes under the wood stove. Yeah, count on having some fly ash and wood chips in your breakfast at my house. Not so noosa. They make thousands of quarts of yogurt per hour and ship it nationwide to places like Whole Foods.  I’m wearing: hair net, saftey googles, ear plugs, lab coat, clean boots and I even washed my hands.

Big thanks to Rob and Lori Graves of noosa yogurt and Morning Fresh Dairy for putting up mule Polly and me for the weekend.  Mule Polly toured the pasture dining on dandelions. I toured the yogurt factory and dairy. Tasty business!  Today (Monday, June 26) mule Polly and I head to Boulder, CO.

More about the Graves’ thriving dairy businesses (they still home deliver milk in glass bottles) at noosa yogurt and Morning Fresh Dairy.

Bernie in front of the noosa breakroom sign.
Welcome to noosa. I don’t usually dress like this. That’s because I’ve just come off the noosa factory tour. Yes there were samples. Yes I’ve eaten it for breakfast the past three days. Gonna miss this stuff back on the wagon. Thanks Rob and Lori and everyone that helped us out this weekend.

Size and Happiness

Mule Polly and an RV.
Mule Polly and I have met all sorts of rigs out traveling Colorado. This photos sorta captures the extremes.

Is there a link between RV size and happiness? Hell I think so. Small and groovy wins the day in my book. Have a great weekend whatever size RV (or house or car) you’re in. Now if I could just hook that boat in the picture to my wagon. I’d be even happier. Wait, but then I’d have a bigger rig. The rules for happiness are so complicated…

Peaceful Weekend

Mule Polly hangs out with her new Colorado buddy, Uno.
Weekend chill: Mule Polly hangs out with Uno, a new friend she made in Colorado.  Yes, she shared a sip of her water. No, she didn’t share a bite of her breakfast. (Ft Collins, CO)

Mule Polly and I are taking weekend breather.  Our two week stint in Ft Collins, CO, is drawing to a close. Next week, we head for Boulder.  We plan to spend two weeks there visiting with underwriters interested in underwriting the Lost Sea Expedition on Rocky Mountain PBS. Big shout out to everyone in Ft Collins (and farther afield) that made a gift to the Lost Sea Expedition series! Have a great weekend.

Front Page Polly

Polly on the cover of the Coloradoan.
Polly: Cover Girl

Imagine two mule Polly’s staring at me today. Okay, one of them was coming from the cover of the Coloradoan Newspaper.  Yep, mule Polly made the front page of the  June 22, 2017 Coloradoan.  Her picture beat out a shooting victim and a floating body. Thanks Kevin Duggan and Austin Humphreys for the great article, video and photos.  You can read the story right here at the Coloradoan.

 

 

Cache La Poudre Feed Thanks

Ron and his daughter Sherry in front of Cache La Poudre Feeds.
Ron Treiber and his daughter Sherry in front of Cache La Poudre Feeds. Thanks for putting us up guys. Yes, Polly is sucking up to Sherry in the hopes of scoring another sample of Profile feed. I’ll be sure to buy her a bag before we leave. She’s sure worked hard pulling her wagon around Ft Collins.

Big shout out to Ron and Kathy Treiber of Ft Collins. Ron and Kathy put up mule Polly and I during our visit to town.  They own Cache La Poudre Feeds and make the Profile brand of feeds. They custom blend all their feeds and even gave mule Polly a bag of their Profile Senior. Mule Polly ate that feed with even more relish than she munched on those palms at the Bohemian Foundation. That’s saying something. Thanks Ron, Kathy and Sherry!

 

 

 

Young Pioneers

Two young visitors get a feel for the wagon life.
Wagon Ho! Two young visitors get a hands-on tour of the Lost Sea Expedition wagon. They’re sitting on the old cooler I use as my seat when driving mule Polly. (Ft Collins, CO)

Mule Polly and I are wrapping up our visit to the Fort Collins area.  We’ve been uptown a few times visiting with folks and even squeezed in a brewery tour. It’s been a blast! We plan to head in one final time today (Thursday, June 22). If you run across us, flag us down for a gam! I’d be happy to give you a tour of my tiny wagon world.