Hey Bucky, have a great weekend. And don’t be too hard on yourself for throwing an extra burger on the grill….
Call it the first Lost Sea Expedition cast reunion. Last night mule Polly and I spent the night with Barbara Shelton and Chuck Bonner. I visited them during the wagon voyage that became the Lost Sea Expedition series. Barbara appeared in the TV series, including the Official Trailer. Look for her in the trailer that follows.
Mule Polly and I are heading to Colorado with our truck and trailer. Once in Colorado, we’ll meet with companies, individuals and foundations interested in underwriting the Lost Sea Expedition, our upcoming series on Rocky Mountain PBS. Thing is every night we need to find a place to sleep. As recently as late this afternoon, I didn’t have a clue where we’d knock off for the night. And it worked out fine. Just like it always does…. Continue reading “Missouri Feedlot Miracle”
Day One: it started in Western NC and ended on a couch full of dogs and great human outside Nashville, TN. Thanks Krisit and Stacy for putting us up the first night on the road! This morning it’s back on the road with the truck and trailer and mule Polly. Headin’ to Colorado you know! Post Script: We found a place to spend the night. Thanks for the hay Fred. Continue reading “Almost Nashville”
It’s 7:00a Sunday morning. I should be freaking out. In less than 24 hours, I load mule Polly on to my trailer and we head to Colorado. That’s 1,500 miles way from North Carolina. We don’t have a clue where we’re staying each of the 4 nights on the road. Instead of panicking, I’m going to paint my wagon. Continue reading “Sunday Morning Paint Job”
In recent posts, I’ve alluded to getting mule Polly in shape for an upcoming trip. Pulling logs for firewood, driving her to the mailbox. Here’s the real reason I’m muscling her up. Mule Polly, the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and I are heading back to Colorado.
The Lost Sea Expedition, the 4-part series about my Canada to Mexico wagon voyage, has been chosen to premier on Rocky Mountain PBS. I figured in the months leading up to broadcast, it would be great to take mule Polly and the wagon on the road in Colorado. Meet with folks where the Lost Sea Expedition series will run. Visit with underwriters and viewers. Give wagon tours. Hell, maybe even give some slide shows on the wagon awning.
So when do I leave? Soon. I’m thinking it will take a few more days of packing and tending to the farm. Then it’s time to hit the road!
Right now, things are sort of crazy getting ready. The transmission on my Dodge just got rebuilt after a quarter century of faithful service. I need to a vet certificate for mule Polly to ease her way across state lines. Still, I’ll be posting details of our voyage out to Colorado. Who knows, maybe we can catch up on the way!
I’m embarrassed. I’ve been so focused on fund raising for the Lost Sea Expedition TV series that I failed to notice friends have been hitting that yellow “Donate” button. Soooooo….a hearty Thank You to everyone who’s chipped in! Now you can check out your name on the LostSeaExpedition.com/supporters page. Oh, Thanks again!
Great big thanks to the 70-plus folks that attended Friday night’s Lost Sea Expedition program. We’re currently raising $20k (yes, $20,000) to get the 4-part series up to Public TV specs. Last night’s coverage charge ($5 per head) and donations all went directly toward that goal. We’ve now raised $9k. Only $11k to go……..!
Thanks to Lynn and Art Whalen for setting us up at the Old Theater. Kudos to Keith Smith and Melinda for getting the word out on TownDock.net.
This coming week mule Polly and I get back to training. More on the upcoming road trip soon.