Elk City Wagon Road Parade

July 21,2012 A beautiful day to be in a parade!

It’s always fun, always appreciated and always well worth the trip into the mountains to Clearwater, Idaho.  Since 1895 The Elk City Wagon Road has been in existence and continues to be another way into the mountainous community of Elk City, Idaho.   This is the perfect 101 Parade Intro for a new team.  Two years ago it was Luc and Galahad’s first parade experience.  Today it was Merlin and Hank’s first time in a parade.  They did quite well considering it was a place they had not been before filled with different smells, sounds, people, horses, dogs, cows, vehicles and more people including an announcer.  They came home with the blue and we thank everyone for being so kind during our visit. 

We have a couple of short videos for you.  The first is on our way to the parade route, this is probably the most beautiful route we take to a line up.  Turn up the volume so you don’t miss the enchanting sound of the hames bells.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qBfF0mtj1Y&feature=plcp

Our second clip is during the parade, we have already been down Main Street once and this is our return trip. We have so much fun here the parade goes both directions!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTr_22Ma3KI

Here are a few additional photos, click on them to increase the size! 

Receiving the blue ribbon 🙂

 

Merlin’s side of the buggy

Looks like another relaxed driving day for Teamdonk #2, doesn’t it?

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Teamdonk is all about Kristi's three driving and riding donkeys. Join us as we share our adventures. Meet the boys Luc, Galahad and Merlin. Don't forget to visit the older blogs at www.teamdonk.wordpress.com, 2010, 2011, 2012 13 & 14 add the year like this www.2015teamdonk.wordpress.com
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4 Responses to Elk City Wagon Road Parade

  1. Emily says:

    Congratulations to you and the boys. Lots of work went into getting them to this point, for sure. Love the bells.

    • Teamdonk says:

      Thanks Emily, those bells really make the team stand out in a parade! When we drove thru big crowds at State Fairs they were nice to let peope know we were behind them. I remember one older gentleman who came up to the bells and rang them by hand. He was almost deaf and he really wanted to hear their sweet sounds. He was so thankful that he could do this and hear them. I amost cried… what a nice memory that we could do this for him!

  2. Mel N.Y. says:

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, very nice! Good work!

    • Teamdonk says:

      Thanks Mel, I do love the Hames Bells! When I started ground driving this team it was part of their training so they think it is normal to wear the bells or hear them once or twice during a road drive as I always pack them a week prior to the parade. Next month is our fair parade in the buckboard!

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