Joe Dahlby and Earl Speckman will make a 340 miles trek from Bemidji, MN to Joice, IA by covered wagon pulled by draft mules Rufus and Rowdy.
They are asking for pledges that will go to local Hospice and Palliative Care Programs along their trail. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Donations payable to Hospice and mailed to Joe Dahlby 6740 Grange Rd NW, Bemidji, MN 56601.
Joe can be reached at 218-368-7676
It was an eventful evening tonight. We found lodging with a family southwest of Hutchinson, MN. After unharnessing the mules we decided to let them graze. With halters and lead ropes on them they happily grazed until...they decided to hit the road. Around 6:30 p.m. Rufus was the first to head out and then Rowdy decided he wasn't going to be left behind. They went nearly 3 1/2 miles down the road and were finally cornered with help from local Sheriff's department and several neighbors. When it was all said and done we were home and in our sleeping bags by 10:30 p.m. We are all safe and sound.
We did travel about 25 miles yesterday. It was bone chillingly cold during our travels. We are wishing for warmer temperatures soon.