9/2/09, 9/3/09 - Montpilier & Albany, IN
9/2/09 - We had a long drive from Huntington to Montpilier. By the time the lads had finally made it to Jim and Donna’s place they had put in a 27 mile day and were pretty tuckered out. The day was very pleasant, but warned up quite a bit in the afternoon. About 3 miles before stopping for the night, I had to stop and give them a drink of water.
Jim and Donna, like always were the perfect hosts. While I was down the street from the pond where the lads were, they knocked down the electric fence. But even a fence that is down is still their home and they were peacefully munching their hay with the fence down around them when I came back from supper.
9/3/09 - On my way into Montpilier this morning, I was pulled over by the chief of police. He issued me a citation that required I attend a complimentary breakfast at the local Lions club. Always one to keep peace with the long arm of the law, I drove the team over to the Lions club, hitched them to a lamp post and devoured some biscuits and gravy.
Montpilier is a great town, full of friendly people. They’re celebrating their annual Jamboree this weekend and the streets downtown are full of kid’s fair rides and booths. It looks like a great place to take the family.
It was another long drive to the city of Albany. Once again the lads are settled down in a field of alfalfa, living the tough life. They’ve spent the last six days in a row on the road and have covered about 140 miles. So, they’re getting a well deserved day off, munching fresh alfalfa before finishing the trek back to the barngalo.
The past couple of days have been great, with a lot of really nice people. Everywhere we go folks have been waving and stopping to chat. These have been the kind of days that really make wagon travel special.