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... back on my horse. It was another long road day but Pauline regularly
checked in which was lovely and provided water for the horses and
cokes for us, mmmmm! James did really well with Nick, but I am
convinced his tapaderos (stirrups that have a stiff leather boot
covering the toes) are not helping him with his riding so I suggested
we find him some normal stirrups for now. Tonight we are on a ranch
day!!! Lisa and I joined Pauline on the errands, we found Dairy Queen
(the Texas version of KFC but ice cream focused) was a great place to
catch up with emails and blogs while Pauline attacked the Laundrette
and then we went on the mission of a Walmart shop. Back at the camp
site, we sorted kit for the next day before whizzing off to the
ranchers house for a heavenly hot shower and burgers and Texas hash
to die for! Now that is how a rest day should be!
... in the car for several
miles to get some kip. All the horses were knackered by the end, but
James and Pauline had found us a lovely spot by a lake on a ranch for
our next rest day. High lining proved a problem again with the lack
of trees to put the lines between, so James developed an ingenious
idea of ...
miles. Yes yesterday did happen, it wasn't all a dream which was
irritating but hey just another part of the adventure. We packed up
camp and started on the road for the next camp-site. James decided to
go in the truck to help Pauline as Nick needed a day of just being
led to help his feet. This proved to be a lucky move as not long
after starting off, a nice gent in a truck ...
We're closer to home by 305 miles. Driving through Sweetland, we were very impressed with thousands of giant windmills lacing the horizon over the huge Texas flat land, like giant flapping pins and needles. However, the last hour really tested my driving skills with strong winds and sudden gusts. Tomorrow, we will try to get to Dallas and avoid getting thrown off the road too often... Think of us as a 20,000 pounds pickleball paddle rolling down the highway at 55mph with strong side ...