Old Fashioned Wagon Train Riding Slowly Toward The New Year (Gallery)

December 30, 2017

An old-fashioned trail ride set out Friday from Bratt, headed south through North Escambia to greet the new year — and help a friend in need.

The New Years wagon train left a home on Breastworks Road, stopping for lunch at Crossroads Grocery at the Bratt Crossroads. Participants used the stop as a chance to load up last minute supplies and have lunch, the smell of grilled food waffling through the cool midday air as they grilled up some grub.

Riders then headed north on North Highway 99 to take less traveled roads like Oakshade and Pine Barren on their way to Molino and a New Year’s dinner and party at the Barrineau Park Community Center.

They will also hold a baked goods auction to raise money to help friend Doug Poston. He had a stroke a few months back and has been out of work since while he recovers. And that’s just the way it works on the wagon train, where everyone is a friend, a part of the family, as the world passes by at two or three miles per hour.

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7 Responses to “Old Fashioned Wagon Train Riding Slowly Toward The New Year (Gallery)”

  1. David Lamb on January 1st, 2018 11:18 pm

    makes me remember the “goat man passing through Escambia county

  2. Grand Locust on December 30th, 2017 11:09 pm

    It appears some folks have figured out how to get around the failing North Escambia infrastructure…..American ingenuity. Of course having a rhyme or reason to timely and professionally finish roads and bridges….maybe somebody put that as a new years resolution and getting to work in a wagon may not be necessary.

  3. Tony House on December 30th, 2017 8:30 pm

    Happy Trails to you!!

  4. Well on December 30th, 2017 6:12 pm

    And a Green Egg.
    That’s a upgrade.

  5. KnDWilson on December 30th, 2017 2:26 pm

    Blessed to call this group family.

  6. Nod on December 30th, 2017 10:04 am

    I think that is really cool, but I did not know that the wagons in the old fashioned wagon trains had steel frames and rubber tires. Good luck on your trip and may all make it safely.

  7. bar on December 30th, 2017 9:19 am

    god bless those wagon riders.they are good people and will help a friend in need.we need more people like that to care of others.may god bless your trip

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