Saturday, they went grocery shopping early to get that done. They brought some treats home for us. We were completely out!
The folks then drove to LaSalle, IL to take a ride on a canal boat. It is pulled by a mule. That is how they used to do it in the 1800's. The canal was hand dug. People traveled from LaSalle to Chicago via the canal.
|This is Larry and his handler. Larry pulled the boat.|
|This is the boat.|
|Close up of Larry.|
|Learning about Larry, mules and the canal.|
|Larry at work. There is another mule named Moe who shares the duties and a goat named Curly.|
|Larry pulling the boat.|
|Going down the canal.|
|The canal actually crosses over the river.|
|The river below the canal. It is quite low due to drought.|
|View of boat from the bridge.|
After the folks left LaSalle, they went to Starved Rock State Park. We will tell you about that tomorrow. Yep, a mini cliff hanger. LOL
The Greyhound Who Is Not Stubborn Like A Mule, But He Knows What He Wants