I’ve made Brule NE and the Oregon Trail today. It was a wet cold day but made it to a great host. I’ve decided that I am going to do the smart thing and not do California Hill. But here is a picture of me and Schatzie at the beginning of the California Hill.
First thing is I crossed into Nebraska today. Second thing is I am now in the mountain time zone. Third thing is thanks to some very nice people I’m parked at the fairgrounds in Benkleman NE. God is great.
The wind was rough today really kicked up the dust.
It was a good day the boys moved along at a steady pace. I’m going to have to get a different collar for Renegade, his is still rubbing his neck. I’ll be resting for a couple of days in Levent KS. I drive for three days then rest one then drive for three days and rest two.
04/19/2019 My hosts Stacey and Tina are awesome. There apparently is not many farriers in North West Kansas. I was hoping my boys could go another week before I needed to reset their shoes but Renegades shoes slipped lose and the nails bent a little so when I tightened it up it was out of place. Which might cause an abscess because it was on the sole of the hood instead of the wall. My Hosts called very one they knew who might know a farrier and got a hold of onw that would come out and do my Boys. He will be here today at 930. A big Thank you goes out to them.
April 15. Didn’t realize I had fell behind on my posts. So here is a update. My Daughter-in-law has passed away on April 1 so I drove from Garden City Kansas to say goodbye to one of the sweetest ladies I ever had the privilege to know. She will be missed very much. Then when I got back to Kansas there was a cold front coming through and I decided to stay where I was till it passed over. I am now in Scott City Kansas at the Scott County Free Fairgrounds where I’ll be resting the boys tomorrow. Thank you to Scott City for a place to stay. I’ve also added my route for the next couple weeks. If you know anyone along this route or near it please ask them if the world hosts me
I am in Cherokee Oklahoma I am at the fairgrounds and my boys are in stalls and I have access to an arena so in between rain storms I can turn them out and let them run and play. It is supposed to rain the next couple days so I’ll be staying here till Thursday mmorning. I’ve got all the hay I need thanks to Bill Allen a fine gentleman here in Cherokee Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has been a very relaxing state. The roads have been mostly dirt or gravel. Today I drove all day and only seen three cars. The people have been extremely kind and generous.
When I got to Stillwater I expected only to be resting for one day. But like all plans it had to change. When I checked out my boys on the rest day I saw that Star-Buck had a swollen spot on his side and that he was tender on the rub marks. I immediately knew that I was going to have to rest for a longer-term break. So I contacted Cara Shelton that I had been talking to about Hosts on my travels. She gave me a number to call and that lady called her cousin and got me a really nice place to stay till Star-Buck heals up and the winter storm passes. God is good
I’m visiting my Sister and Nephew and their families close to Oklahoma City Oklahoma. One of my blessings on this trip is that I have family spread out across the USA so that I get to see them as I go. This is my Route for the next week or so. Please remember my route may change at a moment’s notice due to traffic or weather. God bless.