Thursday, June 28, 2007
  CROSSING THE RIO (not so) GRAND


Well...well, here is the mighty Rio Grand.


Our day started out on a trailer. Andi spent nearly a year planning and talking to people in preparation for our route. She was assured that when we followed Hwy. 60, it would run parallel with I-25 for just over 25 miles. Not only that but we would be able to literally ride beside the Rio Grand. Unfortunately, that was not the case. That 25 miles WAS the interstate and I have to say we were presented with options. The police actually offered to excort us on the interstate or trailer us. We both felt as if we had played with the 18 wheelers enough in the early part of CA and opted for the trailer.


Our thanks to Officer Kenneth Greenwood for his assistance and trailering. He dropped the horses off right at the off ramp of the exit and we started our ride. Approximately a half mile later we crossed the Rio Grand.


While waiting for Marla to catch up with the rv, I had ridden ahead and looked for a camp spot. When I returned, she drove the rv to the spot and I followed on the Harley and she then brought me back to the horses. Point here - I rode a motorcycle across the Rio Grand four times and even stopped to take the above picture. I also saw vehicles and big trucks cross without anything out of the ordinary. When Andi and I got about mid-way across, hundred and hundreds of little birds started flying out from under the bridge. The filled the air around us....these horses have gotten so used to so much that they hardly reacted.


Our next town is Mountainair, NM and it is approximately 30 miles. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we retain a signal as we leave the Socorro area.
Take care and love to all;
Edie

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HI GIRLS

SO........ITS HOT.. HUH

GLAD EVERYONE IS SAFE......BE CAREFUL IN THE HEAT

LOVE YOU ALL
ABBEVILLE SC
 
Edie,
I thought we'd get to see you dance across the Rio Grande.
Hats off to Officer Greenwood. How many Police Departments have access to or know anything about a horse trailer? It was in the news today about a toddler found by one person on horseback. Horses still protect our Country when called upon, "...from mountains in the north down to the Rio Grande". (Duran Duran)
Hats off to you Gals, too. Only a couple more thousand miles to go.
Be Safe!
 
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