On 22 October, Bob and Rocky bid a fond farewell to the people of Campo and set off on the 27 mile ride to Boise City.
Bob reckons it was the toughest ride so far of his trip. Besides the weather being freezing cold in the morning, the gale force winds did not let up all day, and the going was very tough. However, they still made good time, sustained by the goodies given to them that morning and arrived in Boise at about 5 o'clock.
Theresa, from the Police department had arranged hay and grain for the horses, which was waiting at the Fairground, and when they rode in the Fairground was opened up for them. Thank you so much for your help, Theresa. I bet the horses were ready for that feed after a tough day.
As Rocky used to live in Boise, He stayed with his Aunt, and Bob was fixed up with some people nearby, just up the road. Sorry, I don't yet know their names, but will find out tonight.
On 23 October, Bob gave a talk to the local children at the Elementary School, and I was kindly sent some photos of this, which will be put on the blog site shortly. There were about 60 kids there, and Rocky was present. Rocky and Bob went for breakfast that morning, Bob stocked up on his chocolate rations ........he said he lives off this when riding !!!! and they went and checked the horses were ok. Later that afternoon, Rocky, trailered his horses, and the two bid fond farewells, before he set off on his long journey home. It was great to meet with you, Rocky, and I hope for some photos of you both together soon to put on the blog site.
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
Keep riding, Cowboy !