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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Around the world mule!

I was perusing the Boston Globe this morning when
Around the world in 20 years or more leapt off of the page, an article demanding to be read. I'm sure you know my habit of using my bicycle as transportation. Because of that I readily accept that people travel across the United States - or around the world - by bicycle. I know that people hike the country from edge to edge, or around the perimeter. Usually both the bikers and the hikers are carrying limited amounts of gear.

Based on that, this morning's article really shouldn't have surprised me - but it did. The story was about a couple from Arkansas who are walking around the world with a wagon (containing their worldly goods, I suppose) pulled by a mule. Poor mule, the wagon apparently weighs 2000 pounds. And of course I'm wondering what in the world they have in that wagon. Their house?

According to the article, they are traveling 8 to 10 miles a day. They started in 2001 from Arkansas and have just arrived in the Boston area. It's really too bad that they don't seem to be keeping an online journal; I'd love to hear their thoughts and experiences. What an adventure!

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