Beaumont, California

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, we left Hemet around 9am walking approximately 17-miles to Beaumont via Highway 79. It was a beautiful day and we were enjoying ourselves. Little Girl and myself were anticipating our journey east.

Midway between Hemet and Beaumont, a CHP officer pulled his cruiser up in front of us blocking our way preventing our forward motion. It would have meant going into traffic coming at us at 65 mph+. He did not turn on his blue and red flashing emergency lights, allowing traffic to pass at 65+ miles per hour, which is putting the Mules plus himself in extreme danger.

The CHP officer said he wanted to talk to us. We took his picture, turned on our voice recorder, and asked him if we could record him. He said yes.

We then asked what it was he wanted. He said he had been getting calls that there was a horse loose on the highway. We said, “Where is the loose horse? We don’t see one.”

He then warned us not to walk in the roadway. “You must stay on the far right-hand side of the road.” We said that’s where we are. The guard rail is preventing us from going any further to the right and the lane of traffic is preventing us from going any further to the left. We were walking on the shoulder we have a constitutional right in this country to use all city, state, county roads.
 
The CHP officer then told the Mules that if he got any more calls about us being in the roadway we would be arrested and Little Girl would be impounded. We have said this before to CHP officers but forgot this time to tell them if he comes back and bothers us again we will arrest him and take him to jail.

We walked about 17 miles from Hemet and arrived in Beaumont late in the afternoon. We found an open field near Walmart with plenty of grass for Little Girl to graze and to rest for the night.

Monday, April 23, 2018 
Upon awakening in the morning, I checked Little Girl, gave her some water, and moved her picket line to where she could graze on some new grass. I then fixed breakfast, packed up Little Girl, and proceeded to Starbucks not more than a quarter of a mile away.

I tied Little Girl to a tree with a short line in the Starbucks parking lot. [Side note: often times, people complain that Little Girl is tied too short and that she should have more room to move around. A short line keeps her out of harms way of vehicles moving through the parking lot.] I entered the store, bought a cup of coffee, sat down, and proceeded to charge my phone.

I was in Starbucks for about an hour when a gentleman inside alerted me to the fact that somebody was leading Little Girl across the parking lot. I gathered my belongings, went out the door and caught up to the young woman who had untied Little Girl to the tree and was leading Little Girl towards a black pick up truck with a man wearing a dark beard sitting inside his truck calmly.

She was not more than 10 feet away from the pick up truck when I snatched the lead rope out of her hand, and told her I would call the police. She said she was the police. The young woman, approximately 20 years of age, has a pierced nose, lips and ears and did not appear to be a police officer. I then led Little Girl back to the tree where I had her tied, cleaned up her droppings, and left the area.

The Mules didn’t have a chance to thank the man in Starbucks who alerted me that Little Girl was being led away. If you read this, thank you, sir.

After we left Starbucks, we proceeded to walk to Beaumont City Hall to deliver the Declaration of Emergency. Outside City Hall, we stopped to gather our thoughts and sent an email to the mayors, city council members and city managers in Beaumont, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Banning, and Indio – places we’ll walk through during the next few days as we head east to Arizona. The email described the importance to develop interstate trails and also nomadic lifestyle that we live with a link to the video showing how the Mules responsibly use public space.

Later on, as we were walking along the railroad tracks headed for Banning, we heard a man’s voice beckoning us to stop. We turned and saw the man, who introduced himself as Jeffrey, walking thru the grass, come over to the fence and ask if he could take our picture. We said sure. He said that he has never seen anything like this before and the sight of us caused him to immediately pull over and want to talk to us. We then had a nice conversation as Jeffrey was curious as to what the Mules were doing and where we were going.

The Mules live and travel on the Public Thoroughfare responsibly and honestly with respect and reverence for all. We exercise our constitutional right to do so. This is resented by some and valued by others.


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Lake Elsinore, California

Last night the mules spent the night in Lake Elsinore on a vacant lot. While we were packing up this morning, the Lake Elsinore code enforcement officer approached us and said we could not be here. We said we would be gone in about an hour. He said right now get your stuff and leave. He then called the sheriff.

Sheriff came and said you’re trespassing. If you don’t leave immediately, you will be arrested. We said we were not trespassing. There were no fences preventing our entry and no signs to inform us that we could not be there through the night for the purpose of a night’s sleep. The officer did not pursue the issue any further. We cleaned up after ourselves and left. It took over an hour.

The Mules will be staying in the town of Lake Elsinore tonight seeking a public piece of ground for the purpose of a night’s sleep. We require very little area through the night and are on our way in the morning.

The Megatropolis and its forever spreading cities and towns must come to respect the Mules and the way of living they represent as we are all being driven like sheep into a smaller and smaller area in which to live and raise families. We must establish a place we can all go and practice The Art of Living freely and responsibly in our country. As the Mules practice their ages old nomadic way of life they also show the absolute necessity for such a place we can all go move freely and keep and regain our sanity.

The attitude held by most public officials of the cities we pass through such as Lake Elsinore is utter disrespect and disregard. The mules wonder why because the attitude and demeanor of the citizens of the cities and towns we pass through is always friendly and positive.

The Mules

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The Mules, a lady named Mary and a jar of honey

The Mules were walking down a dusty road on a hot summer’s day in Mendocino County when a lady named Mary and her husband came upon us in their automobile, stopped and inquired as to where we were going. We said Covelo. She said where are you from? We said everywhere. Mary then looked around, reached around to the back seat bringing forth a jar of something. She said do you like honey? We said yes. She then handed us a jar of honey.

This honey did not look the same as honey we were use to seeing on grocery store shelves. Its color was pale yellow. Later that evening, we found out that it would not run from the jar in 90F degree weather and it was stiff as a board. We then decided to taste this unusual jar of honey so we did and found it to have a most unique flavor and texture never before experienced during our 70 years off again on again casual consumption of honey with such a unique delectable taste.

After about a week to ten days of consuming Mary’s honey and finishing the last bit in the jar, the Mules said to themselves what are the chances of ever tasting honey like that again? The Mules said back to themselves “zero”. We are one timers, good things happen just once, the Mules have learned from 70 past years. Don’t try for a second shot you’ll miss.

On July 26, 2017, we posted on Facebook about Mary’s honey and said “If you see Mary please tell her the Mules need another jar.” We received several responses and one said that it was Mary Osteen’s honey and that Mary is at the Covelo farmers market every Friday.

Well, after about 3/4 weeks, the Mules got a message on Facebook from a lady named Dolores and she said she knew of this notorious lady in Covelo named Mary who sold this delicious unusual honey that would not leave the jar when turned upside down. She knew how to acquire yet another jar of Mary’s honey for us the Mules. The Mules said great.

Dolores said she’ll send it on a fast track. We said we travel a slow track. She said okay slow track. Where? The Mules pondered some then requested that Dolores send this now mysterious jar of honey that won’t leave the jar to a lady named Patricia, who is another friend of the Mules and lives in Norco, CA, a place like Mary’s honey with its own uniqueness where human beings practice and know the extreme value of this ages old sacred relationship between Man, Horse and Earth.

Thus the Mules thank Dolores for sending the Mules another jar of this delectable honey. We also thank Patricia and Mark with us in this picture for being so helpful to the Mules by giving us a place in Norco for a few days to catch up with mail.

The Mules

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Wind Wolves Preserve to Frazier Park

Trail we cleared in San Emigdio Canyon

During the past month, while we were at Wind Wolves Preserve, we worked (volunteered) about four hours a day clearing the overgrowth on the trail in upper San Emigdio Canyon. We cleared this trail last year, but the brush had overgrown and covered it up again.

Where we spent the night

After Christmas on the morning of the 26th, we left our camp where we were staying at Wind Wolves and proceeded up the canyon where we passed an old mine (photo above), which I’m sure we passed a few times before, but have never noticed those previous times.

As we went along to the top of the canyon, we passed this big beautiful tree, which had a nice fresh scent. We got to the highway and on the road and proceeded east to Lake of the Woods.

We arrived at Frazier park around 2:30pm. We went to the library to charge our phone, but it was closed.

After that, we met Michelle and her daughter Jessica as we were walking down the road. They got out of their car, introduced themselves and said they followed us on Facebook. They brought Little Girl a big bag of carrots. Every time we go through Frazier Park we always meet very nice people.

As it was getting dark, we spent the night along I-5, awoke in the morning and proceeded to where we are now at the start of Old Ridge Road, which will take us along the ridge, which parallels I-5 going south into Castaic and on into Los Angeles.

The Mules

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A Merry Christmas and New year for Freedom on Earth

The Mules as they move and walk freely how they choose and when they choose are nearing the end of their journey through 2017 and continuing that journey into the New Year of 2018.

The wealth of the Mules is the energy created and harbored then to be used in the most mystical of ways to promote and enhance the art of human beings living on this beautiful earth with reverence and respect for all its inhabitants.

The Mules look forward as never before to the ongoing challenge to remain free against the on-slot of the manmade world and its ever increasing knowledge and use of technology which is threatening the freedom and very existence of human beings and our sacred ages old relationship with life on this earth.

The perimeter lines must clearly be drawn as to where the manmade world of glamor, glitz and endless discovery, cannot tread. Who better to draw these perimeter lines and maintain these lines than the Nation, the 3 Mules Nations, human beings of a like-mind using their ambassador at large, the 3 Mules, to set these boundaries.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

The Mules

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Mr. Chen Guan Ming, Nomad, 1956-2017

Mr. Chen, the gentleman from China who rode his bicycle all over the world pulling all his belongings behind him was killed a few days ago by an automobile. His journey in this worldly dimension ended. But ended in the most beautiful of ways as the true and stellar nomad living in harmony on this Earth with respect and reverence for all its habitants.

The Mules and all nomads moving under their own power whether by foot, bicycle, or horseback all over the world harbor tremendous gratitude for the journey and life of Mr. Chen. The tremendous accumulation of energy which was created from the journey and life of Mr. Chen will be forever available in the most hardest of times to all nomads throughout the world.

Mr. Chen was a stellar example showing the extreme value of this ages old Nomadic way of life. The Nomads know that Mr. Chen will once again materialize in the most mysterious and magical of ways. We await for his return.

The Mules


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Redding, California

Pictured are some of the many people Little Girl and me met as we traveled through Redding. The Mules say thank you to the friendly and helpful people of Redding for making our journey through their town an enjoyable one.

The Mules mission is to walk freely in anyone of all four directions, how we choose when we choose and the right to rest/sleep on public space so we can arise and walk again with respect and reverence for this place called earth. We did that as we travelled through Redding. Thank you.

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State Public Thoroughfare 395 (Lassen County)

On Tuesday June 6, 2017 while we the Mules of the 3 Mules Nation were moving north on Public Thoroughfare 395 towards Susanville, we met a number of people through the course of the day.

Trent – The Wild in Us – Riding the Pacific Coast Trail from Mexico to Canada on Horseback
We met Trent who stopped, introduced himself and asked what it was we were doing, what was our mission, purpose walking along state Public Thoroughfare 395. We told him we were nomadic wanderers moving north and south with the seasons, moving freely within the cloak of the Natural World when we choose and how we choose. We told him the Mules protected that most cherished, revered freedom in this country by using it all day every day and shining the light on those who work to reduce, eliminate the free movement of one’s own energy in this country.

As the conversation wound down, Trent mentioned he was a farrier (a very good one as it turned out) and he would be glad to shoe Little Girl. We accepted his offer. Trent told the Mules about his mustangs and the ride he was making from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail. You can go to his website TheWildinUs.org to learn more.

Trent and The Mules said goodbye knowing the energy created from our meeting would at some time re-materialize in a most magical way.

Frank, Mario and John – Cycling from coast to coast across the U.S.A 
We later met Frank, Mario and John from New York on bicycle headed for Reno. They also asked us much the same questions and we gave them much the same answers. They were obviously enjoying their ride on the Public Thoroughfare as we were also enjoying our walk on the same.

We exchanged the positive energies that were harbored within us and were better off for it. We didn’t get a chance to hear about the purpose of their ride, but their website is on their t-shirts. (The photo doesn’t clearly show the website name…so Mario, Frank and John, if you see this or someone who knows them sees this, please share your website link in the comments for us.) The Mules say thank you to Mario, Frank and John for stopping and making a positive energy exchange on the Public Thoroughfare with the Mules.

The Importance of an open and free multi-use Public Thoroughfare
All of the above is a stellar example of citizens of a free country using an open and free public thoroughfare responsibly. The Public Thoroughfare when open and free engenders self-respect for oneself and all those who are met along the way. The huge amount of positive energy created by a multi-use, open and free public thoroughfare permeates and envelops the society, culture in which it weaves its way. A free country must have a strong, vibrant, open and free multi-use Public Thoroughfare in constant use by citizens that understand the Public Thoroughfare is their freedom.

The Megatropolis and its privateers have absolutely no place in the control or operation of the Public Thoroughfare. Any attempt to block and deny use of the Public Thoroughfare by those traveling by foot, bicycle, horseback or wheelchair under the guise or false pretext of safety, efficiency, comfort and ease, or other nonsense reason will not be accepted by the Mules. The Mules have been here for hundreds of thousands of years. It is the most beloved dimension to which we always return moving freely with reverence and respect for all those who inhabit this mysterious creation called Earth. We have no intention of ever doing anything else.

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Kolby’s Horseshoeing

Kolby saw the Mules when we were walking through Stockton. He saw our 3 Mules sign and started watching our Facebook page. When he saw our request for need of a horseshoer he messaged us that he would be glad to donate his energy to the endless journey of the 3 Mules Nation, living with respect and reverence for the natural world and all it’s inhabitants. Thank you Kolby and to his wife Cassye for coming to Colfax to shoe Little Girl.

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Sacramento Police Department’s Lieutenant Freeman

Yesterday as the Mules were walking in Sacramento, Lieutenant Freeman stopped to greet us and ask how we were doing. We met Lt. Freeman back in 2013 the first time we brought the energy of the nation, The 3 Mules Nation, into the confines of Sacramento.

The Mules had a good conversation with Lt. Freeman. The Mules talked about our ages old nomadic way of life and the positive effects of it being shown and practiced in Sacramento and all other cities throughout the state. Lt. Freeman agreed.

The 3 Mules Nation says thank you to the citizens of Sacramento, Lt. Freeman, and Sacramento Police Department for our safe and enjoyable passage through Sacramento, the capitol city of California.

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