SOUTH CAROLINA DONKEY AND MULE ASSOCIATION
Hey ya'll! Hope everyone is doing well. We are finally
able to enjoy a bit of spring weather, if you can deal with
the pollen. So saddle up or hook up and hit the trail.
A Note From Olin
So far this spring we have had some pretty good
ride and we have more to come. It is good to see the ol'
familiar faces, but we would like to see the ones that don't
get to our rides that often. I hope to see more of you out
supporting the Club and the get togethers that we work
hard to put on.
See you on the Trail,
Lee State Park
Several of us met at Lee State Park and had a great
time. Most everyone got in on Friday afternoon, but that
nasty “work thing” got in the way for Donna & Kirby. The
pulled in Saturday morning with Julia and Morgan.
The weather was great – sunny and warm. We rode
the back roads and farm roads Saturday. Sunday the Park
Rangers opened up the gate to the back loop and had a nice
ride along Lynches River and the Artesian Well. One of
G.W.'s mules decided he wanted to play in the water before he got a
drink. A great weekend was had by all !
A big Thank You to Jimmy and Beth Bryson for
putting it all together. Can't wait till next time.
Ingram – Tisdale Spring Ride
If it is the middle of April, it must be time to load up and head to Kirby & Donna's in Sumter. Several folks came in Friday including several from North Carolina. All together we had 12 wagons heading out Saturday morning. We rode some of the secondary roads and farm roads, about 20 miles. Sunday had a bit of a different route with a 12 mile ride. Unfortunately some had to pack up and head home Sunday afternoon. We are blaming that “work” thing again. The rest of the crew got ready for the 22 mile ride to G.W. and Marie's place in Manning Monday. They got to ride back to Sumter in a horse trailer so they would have their trailers to sleep in Monday and Tuesday night. The group rode out from G.W.'s Tuesday and Wednesday. Like all good things this too had to come to an end, Wednesday afternoon everyone packed up for the trek home.
Manny Thanks to Kirby & G.W. for getting this ride together. Make sure you mark your calendars for the next time.
H. Cooper Black
We just got home from our weekend with the North Carolina club. I wish the weather had cooperated a little more, but all in all we had a very good time.
The campsites were great, you could get water and power hook-up and rent a orral or stall, or go to the primitive side and use a picket line. There were 2 bath houses that were very clean and roomy. They hold Field Trials and endurance rides hroughout the year. If you have never been there before you need to go, it is a great facility.Our hosts, The North Carolina Mule Association, had a wonderful ride set up for those with wagons. If you were on muleback your options were endless, lots of trails and dirt roads through Sandhills State Forest. We were treated to a great home cooked supper Saturday night with chicken & rice, chicken & dumplings, green beans and cole slaw. Of coarse it was topped off with lots of deserts.
Our Thanks to Marty Simms and his wife Stacy for their hospitality.
Again our Thanks To our friends from North Carolina, I hope we can make this a regular event!!
Calendar of Events
South Carolina Wagon Train Assoc.
Ma Beth & Uncle Henry
Watch for the fall schedule in the August Newsletter.
Lori Freeman has a ride at “Our Barn” the
3rd Saturday of every month starting in
March when the time changes. Lots of great riding there!! Call Lori and give her a heads up to let her know you will be coming.
Lori has a 2 Mule wagon for sale: 6x12 with brakes and captains chairs for the Driver and front passenger. Asking $1500.00 or best offer.
Give her a call at 803-807-8234
As you can see we have lots of opportunities to get together with friends. I hope to see y'all out and about showing everyone how proud we are of our Longears.