Came into work and was asked by broker and fellow realtor to go with them to view a home for a possible listing. We took off in the car with me not knowing which direction we would be traveling. Several miles east of town we found the home and did the walk through. Time to head back to town. Since we were out in the area we decided to backtrack down another road to see if we could see the farm where Anheuser Busch had built a new breeding farm for the Clydesdale Horses. Started seeing a double row of white fencing and knew we were on the right track. As we got closer we could see this huge, gorgeous red barn surrounded by horse paddocks and parked beside were two trailers with the Anheuser logo on the side. We had heard that the farm was off limits to the public so didn't anticipate being able to get any closer. Did see some of the breeding stock in the distance in several areas. Got to the gated entrance and low and behold the gate was open...do we go in and risk being told to leave or just turn around and go home. Saw a pickup down the lane with a couple taking pictures so...what the heck. All they can do it tell us to leave. So, off we go toward the barn. The pickup we saw left the farm and as we meandered down the lane another pickup came to greet us. We jokingly asked the driver if we were going to be arrested. He laughed and said that we had arrived at the farm on Media Day and were welcome to drive around and look and then probably better leave. We were right beside a paddock with 10-12 foals who were all taller than we were. Got out our cell phones and took pictures and then drove up to the barn, turned around and drove out. What a great surprise to be able to get up close. Certainly not what we expected when we started out that day.
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