Saturday, December 29, 2012
Fast forward to Christmas Eve, and while at work I was asked to help move a wagon into our secured cage for the holiday. I was told we were going to rebuild it for the owner who is traveling across the US in it, that is until it caught fire in November...
After getting the whole story from the owners Web site I recognize that it's the same wagon I spotted in September. To cool... So to summarize their story, they have been traveling since May 25 2010 from Kentucky to California with two mules, a horse, a dog, and a cat... By the looks of their wagon today, compared to the pics on their site I'm willing to say they have some stories.
With any luck, we'll get their wagon back on the road soon, and they will be able to continue their trek!
I know that not only will our repairs make the journey, but the kindness of my coworkers giving this project their up-most attention will be yet another story this wagon will tell later on. A big thank you to Rhonda, Mark, Pat, and everyone else who had lent a hand.
For more info check them out here.
I can say having this project upfront and personal at our store (we are doing the painting right next to our two busiest cash registers) has sparked a lot of conversations with our customers. The thought of traveling so far with a wagon and mules sparks the imagination of just about every American. Some say they're crazy, others would be there next to them, personally I could do it for a month maybe two, but after that I would go stir crazy! When I think about their travels it does strike a cord with our experiment at the ranch. A lot of people thought (like the past tense part there?) we were crazy for moving there and living off-grid. I have to say though that life here at the ranch has been some of the greatest times of our lives. It has brought us closer as a family, made us all a little stronger, and makes us really appreciate the times in which we live!
A bit of an update on the project...
We were able to finish the painting of the wagon today, also re-installed the seat, and all the hardware. Still need to work on finishing the bows and a way to mount them securely. I also wanted to add the owners contact info if anyone wanted more information about their journey.
Chuck and Mary Reagan
Contact Info: 1.904.495.1067 or 1.270.799.5702
Seeing America the way it should be.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Been so busy with work and life, I just haven't had time to post anything. As the homefront goes, nothing new has happened. I've been working on rebuilding our road after our three, hundred year storms this summer. Almost have a handle on it, and can finally get our small car down it.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
The wife and I made the trip north to Boise Idaho to visit some friends for a few days. We had a blast camping in Utah, and seeing the sites in Idaho. We didn't have as much time as we would have liked, but we had a great time either way, neither of us wanted to go back home.
|Had to stop by the big Orange on the way for a photo op... was going to do it for each one, but thought that might be a bit odd.|
|The wife hamming it up in Provo UT. Just outside Utah Lake.|
|First night camping in Utah... I realized I'm too old to sleep on the ground anymore.|
|Nice walking trail, we were covered by man eating mosquitoes!|
|The backwater from the lake was just outside our camp!|
|Our fine dinning arrangement!|
|YES we did stop at a real mall (people in Kingman understand this) and did some shopping!|
|Had to show the Temple to the wife, she had never seen it in real life. Amazing structure!|
|Love the look of this building!|
|Cruising in to Idaho, the wife asked to take a pic!|
|No thank you... absolutely nothing to see here!|
|The wife's friend's dog didn't like having to share his couch this weekend.|
|Over looking Boise|
|Visited the Old penitentiary|
|Dog doesn't like to share the chair either!|
|Driving back into Utah, yep had to stop and take another pic!|
|Love my Bride!|
|Our second night camping in Utah, here we are at Brigham City|
|Took a 4x trail in our little car, and saw some amazing sights, the trees are already turning their fall colors!|
|Not bad for a Cell phone pic!|