Day 10 - Riding in the Woods and Bumping Mules

Trip Start Jul 03, 2013
Trip End Jul 25, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Another day that started slowly. Girls slept in a bit, and then we were treated to a nice breakfast from Miriam. Afterwards it was straight to the mules and back out to Kenny's farm to play with cats. Kristine showed us her horses and talked about them, girls helped out the feeding of them and cats. Then with Kendra and Kenny in one mule, and Jasmine and I in another, we drove through the woods, and through creeks for miles. Finally we had to return home to Miriam's for lunch. Jasmine broke a tail light when she backed into a gas tank, so after fessing up to Adolph she and I drove to Calmar to find replacement. When we got back we were immediately off to Jenny's to hang out by their pond. The girls swam, the adults chilled and trap shot. A great BBQ dinner of buffalo and shrimp with potatoes and salad before returning home.

States Visited: Iowa
Stops Made: Humpal family farm, stores in Decorah and Calmar, Reichs farm in Lawyer
Meals: breakfast and lunch @ Adolph's & Miriam's in Protivin; dinner @ Reichs in Lawyer
Accommodations: Adolph's & Miriam's in Protivin
Miles Driven: 0 miles
Driven on Interstates: 0 (0%)
Drive Time: 0:00 (~0 mph avg)
Weather: high of 87 midday, dropping to 70 in the evening

Movie Watched: (none)

- great breakfast made by Miriam
- riding the mule to the family farm and through the woods with Kenny
- playing with all the cats at the family farm
- feeding the horses and cats at the family farm
- great lunch made by Miriam
- going to the Reichs house/pond for dinner
- tour of family farm by Kyle
- swimming in the Reichs pond
- trap shooting with Mike, Kody and Adolph
- seeing fireflies by pond at sunset

- crappy or non-existent Internet connection pretty much all day long
- Jasmine bumping into gas tank with mule
- having to drive to Calmar to buy replacement tail light for mule
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