The website started with a concept in my mind. When I was wandering Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, this idea of getting a website so people could understand when they saw us walking through the mountains, walking through neighborhoods, along highways and so forth and so on, they could get an idea of who we are, what we are doing, and how we live.
It was to be a voice, a voice that we never had. It got me very interested and excited about the possibilities. So that’s where the website originally started. It started in my mind…where all things start.
After years and years of wandering, we saw so much of the environment deteriorating around us we wanted to go to California and do something about it. So, we decided we would come to California. We left Arizona, proceeded to Nevada. We got to Eli, Nevada and turned west across the state of Nevada. We walked against strong winds all the way to Carson City, Nevada. When we got to Carson City, we did not have a website, but we did have one in our minds.
Magically enough, in Carson City, we met a very nice lady where we stayed on her property for a week. As things turned out, her son built websites and knew how to do it. Her son built us a website. When we left Carson City, we had a website, but unfortunately, we had no knowledge of how to use it. We didn’t know the tools to buy, or how to use it. We were totally in the dark. We had the 3Mules.com domain name and the paragraph you first see when you get to the website, however the site remained in that condition for quite a long time.
We entered California, went through Sacramento and down south to San Diego, where we stayed for a month before we decided to go up to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. That night before we got to the Rose Bowl, we met a gentleman who got out of his car, introduced himself, and asked us the usual questions: Where are you going? Where are you from? What are you all about? After a couple of days talking to each other, we developed a mutual self-interest. He told us that he was a documentary filmmaker and he saw us as good material for a documentary. He wanted permission to film us.
At that point, we said we would allow him to film our journey at no cost to himself and in exchange, we would get his assistance with the website and Facebook page at no cost to us. He filmed our journey for about two years, and helped with the 3 Mules website and 3 Mules Facebook page while doing so during this time.
At the end of summer 2014 as we were heading to San Francisco, we needed horseshoes and posted on Facebook asking if anyone knew where we could find horseshoes. This wonderful energetic lady magically appeared with horseshoes.
She then stepped in with her energy and skills to voluntarily run the 3 Mules website and 3 Mules Facebook page committing a tremendous amount of effort to that task. She’s been doing so since September 2014. She has been a Godsend to us (The Mules).