Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Lodgepole Nebraska and Julesberg Colorado

On 28 September Bob had a ride of approx 19 miles to Lodgepole. The weather was quite pleasant, warm and dry, and there is plenty of grazing for Cody and Tigers on the way. Norma had arranged for him to stay with some people she knew, and they all went out for something to eat and a drink that evening. Bob was warm and dry in the barn that evening, and the horses were corralled. My thanks to Norma and her friends for letting Bob stay there.

Another Milestone.........Bob was now heading into Colorado to Julesberg Fairground, a distance of 27 miles , so he set off very early in the morning. The weather was pretty much the same as the day before, and he called me on his cell phone about 2 in the afternoon, to let me know he was en route. The horses were having a stop for grazing and water. Cody is recovering well from his adventure with the post, and seems none the worse for it. In fact, Bob said he has a job to contain him in the mornings because he is raring to go.

When I spoke to Bob in the early hours, he had not long arrived at the Fairground. Apparently, he was getting close to his destination, and then came across a train stopped right across the road. He had to ride the horses alongside till he came to the engine, cross, and then ride back down..........a distance of nearly a mile. Also that day he had seen a train with 5 engines pulling, and goodness knows how many trucks!

The Fairground is right next to the rail track, and the trains seem to come every hour, 24 hours a day, so I don't think he's going to have a good night's sleep, as they blow their horns every time they go past. Jene Bauerle at the Fairground had kindly arranged hay and water for the horses, and Bob had some sort of building to sleep in. My thanks to Jene for all his help.

Keep riding, Cowboy Bob.

1 comment:

M&M said...

Hi Cowboy Bob,
We are so thrilled we had the pleasure of crossing paths with you, Cody and Tiggers, and were lucky enough to hear your story!
We wish you the very best of luck as you contiune your journey!

Happy Trails and God Bless,
Deb and Ron
Lodgepole Nebraska