Wednesday, September 12, 2007

All about riding a mule

“I’m not a specialist in anything except coon hunting”

An extraordinary journey started July 15 for Rod Mayday and his mule, Henry as the soon-to-be inseperable pair left the northern Minnesota town of Boy Lake.

With nothing more than an air mattress and a few supplies, the modern day adventurer (or crazy coot, depending on your perspective) took off on his trusty steed and headed west in search of work.

While those extremes seem, well, extreme to me; I am not one to judge. While I won't go as far as to say that I am jealous of Mr. Mayday, I do have a certain degree of envy of someone who is able to pick up their few belongings and trek through the American prairie, navigating the Black Hills twice, and leave any worries behind.

It's especially interesting that he was able to encounter such kindness along the way and was even trusted to stay in one man's million-dollar home while the owner left town.

The adventurer says he would like to see more of the country, including Nevada and New Mexico. I say "Go for it" because you only live once.

That is today's story of inspiration. Would you do it? What would you do if you could just leave everything?

1 comment:

Dan said...

Oh yes! I would definitely do it. The problem is leaving everything behind. But I wonder if it's really all in my mind. That I'm really free now and I just don't know it.