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Mar 5, 2018 - Family and Friends

Sunday we got on the road southwest fairly early and spent the evening with Sam's daughter and her husband near Dallas. Today we braved the Dallas traffic to meet up with long-time friends and backpacking partners from years ago. Old friends are great! Sam, bless his heart, did all the Dallas traffic driving. We have arrived at a division of labor when it comes to travel: on the highway we switch drivers about every hour; in the cities, Sam drives and I navigate--especially on sunny days like today when it is hard to see the GPS screen....

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Apr 1, 2014 - Another Day in Texas

Texas is a big state. It’ll take us the better part of 3 days to drive across it to New Mexico. Today’s drive was pretty uneventful. Lots of ranches and cattle, but there were a few unusual animal sightings including a couple of zebras, an occasional llama, and an African antelope. Unfortunately, they came up so quick I couldn’t get pictures. Many of the ranches seem to keep mules, not sure why. We passed through Mexia, TX. For the Philadelphia Eagles fans, Mexia is the birthplace of former coach Ray Rhodes. This was a fairly forgettable...

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Mar 3, 2010 - Another perfect day -- almost

Today was another beautiful sun filled day in Texas! We went out to Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship facility. This is a beautiful facility that employs 33 people. We walked into the lobby and I was personally awed by the beauty of it all. Then I grasped its enormity. Texans do things on a large scale and Clinton has adapted to Texas ways quickly. Here's a picture of the wall mount that is the first thing you see as you open the door. This beauty is the largest Texas longhorn bull I have ever seen. The picture doesn't do it...

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Mar 2, 2010 - Good fortune in spades!!

Good fortune must come in groups of three. For us it is happening more frequently than we can count. Last time I posted we were waiting for the snow storm. Fortunately it got cold but the rain stopped prior to the freezing point!! No Snow!! A little ice but it warmed up early the next morning. We have been in Stephenville looking at horses, horse property, horse people and hoping to see Linda's favorite trainer Clinton Anderson. What would be the odds of running into him in a town of 16,000 people? Well here's what happened. We decided to...

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Feb 28, 2010 - SNOW? Again?

What a restful weekend. Staying with people who love horses is nice. Saturday was beautiful and we toured the town and found the Downunder Horsemanship offices but they were closed. We'll check them again tomorrow. We reviewed our earlier visit to Boerne and compared how different it is here. I thought I'd share a picture of Linda and her friend Lynne from Boerne. She also had a cat that was the most relaxed feline I have ever met. Here she is relaxing on a saddle pad that is on a saddle stand. It isn't there to demonstrate the pad but as...

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Feb 27, 2010 - Back in Texas

Friday was spent as a 'travel' day. After airing up the tires to haul Linda's new found fortune from the Riverboat Gambling session in Shreveport, we headed west to Stephenville, TX. It started raining in the morning as soon as I stepped out of the motorhome to unhook in the morning and fortunately stopped just before I stepped out in Stephenville to set up again in the evening. There are some rolling hills and a zillion horses!! It's sunny today and I will take pictures and post for tomorrow. I thawed the ice out of the water hose this...

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Nov 8, 2009 - Stephenville, TX - Church and a Short Drive

It was overcast this morning and rather cool. We attended the Lighthouse Fellowship, a United Methodist Community of Faith, in Fort Worth. The guest speaker was LT Margaret Siemer, a U.S. Navy chaplain, and we were blessed by her message. Current membership at Lighthouse is a little over a thousand and growing. Plans for expansion are underway. It was nice to see many young people and their families attend this church. After lunch we drove to Stephenville, TX via west on I-20 and south on US-281. It was late afternoon when we arrived here...

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