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... rancher who is a handy metal worker, he has made some
amazing spurs, bits and knives. He managed to fit Lisa's spurs
properly for her and I had to persuade James that, although the bit
he liked was beautifully made it was never going to work for Nick.
The gentleman did however produce a perfect pair of ox bow stirrups
for James which work so much better for him and has made the saddle
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!
100 miles down! Today was another day of ponying, it really hurts
after awhile as you sit twisted in the saddle without realising and
if the pony suddenly stops, your shoulder is wrenched from its
socket! The ride was a long one, Lisa started looking very pale at
one point so she swapped with James ...
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 ...