Super 8 Eastland
Travel Blogs from Eastland
... 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!
... 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 ...
... by one monster
lorry and pushed by another while being escorted by 5 warning trucks!
None of the horses even flinched while both Lisa and I stared in
disbelief at the size of the thing zooming passed us! The camp-site
was a field full of small spiky trees with a few slightly larger ones
on the border. Lizard at the last place proved to be an escape
artist, preferring to snap the tree ...
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 ...