We left the Horsemen's center and rode to Lucerne Valley yesterday. It was a hot but great ride. We rode across a dry lake bed with the dried clay-like squares. Jericho and Andi were in front and Whiskey and I followed. As we crossed the lake bed, there was a nice breeze. As Jericho stepped on the hardened clay, it would break into pieces and the wind would cause the pieces to roll as he lifted his hoof. This had Whiskey's full attention as if he was trying to figure out what those little varments were that were running out from under Jericho's hooves.
Marla had gone into The Burger Depot to get something to drink. She shared our story and they insisted on feeding us. Wow...it was great; big hamburger, great fries, drink and fresh strawberries for dessert. Thank you David and Laura at BURGER DEPOT for such a great meal. When we arrived, they not only took care of us but placed a 5 gallon bucket of water for the horses. The top left pic includes David and Laura. The top right shows the boys taking a drink from their bucket. Jericho was just taking too long so Whiskey decided there was room for two.
Marla and Wanda had found us a spot and had camp set-up behind the local VFW. They were great to us, sharing their power and water. We had a wonderful St. Patty's day meal for dinner. Thanks to all here for their hospitality.
Later, we realized that Ray Sims was going to visit with his friend Betty Gaule and there was no way they would see our camp behind the building. Andi, Amos and I went to the road to see if we might see them. We weren't there 10 minutes and there they were. We had a great evening of visiting...meeting Betty and sharing horse stories.
We are preparing to leave this morning. We want to thank you all again for your prayers. We might not thank you each day but we appreciate them each day.
Love to all;