Day 82...Vic & Nancey Brown were great hosts. Vic came by this morning and drove me up to view a fairly sizable hill so I could ascertain if the ponies were capable of the challenge. I felt they were but it would be a challenge. (in reality they trotted all the way up it...they amaze me sometimes. We are so proud of them). Everybody had a good rest & Bob is back on his feed...that's probably why everyone is feelin' better!
Before we left Gary & Sherry Atherton came by to talk and get some pictures of the horses. They and the Browns blessed us with plenty of can goods. The Athertons also brought us our second Christmas card (was actually from their church who said Merry Christmas and we are praying for you) Thanks so much. And thanks so much to the Browns. May God bless each of these folks. We are so thankful to them. The Atherton's ask that we pray for their Pastor and for their new (& yet to appear) great grand baby. Mom is having some trouble so please pray for the Mom and the Little Life.
So we left off knowing we had about a 12 mile day (I think we actually did closer to 15). But we did some challenging hills the first 6 miles. Did some pretty sizable ones and had to let the horses blow a couple of times. We came by a welding shop right before "water tower" hill and a gentleman everyone calls BBradshaw asked if the horses needed a drink. So I swung them in across the road. Punkin gave them a good drink and sprayed them down on their necks and chests. Cooled them down nicely. Bradshaw asks that we pray for his grand babies and his neck & back. You got it Brother. He told us a story about how when they were building water tower hill's road (alt41 tryin' to grade it down) the steam engine being used to transport & grade the road. But the steam engines couldn't haul the equipment up top the top. So a neighbor told them his pair of draft mules could pull anything up to the top they needed. They said show us and you gotta job. He showed um..and got the job. Just some local color. I love this stuff. End of story...as mentioned earlier the dynamic duo aced the hill at a trot!
We had a destination in mind when we left out on day 82. We were heading for the other side of Dixon on alt.41. Beautiful ride but kinda hilly. But then again that's Kentucky...rollin' hills. We had met Ron & Deborah the day before when they offered us a place to hold up a spell. But they were to far away. So we gave them a jingle when we got almost to Dixon. As I said earlier they set us up greatly. Bob & Casey are in more pasture than they can wander, and Punkin and I are resting up in their guest house with the puppies. Our first night away from the wagon. Seems a little strange, to be in a real house...but I keep telling myself to relax and enjoy a few days. Let Bob & Casey relax and unwind and eat-eat-eat. We are so thankful, I should be able to get some wagon repairs done during our respite. But 1st...one day of rest.Ahhhhhhhhh.
- Sidney & Gale Steib (he was Santa come to visit!!) ask that we pray for physical-spiritual-and mental health for them. Gale was telling us that she bakes a birthday cake every Christmas for Christ. Very cool!
- Ashley would like prayer for her family. God knows.
- Reba McGroo (sp?) would like prayer for her Daughter...she has leukemia.
- Rachel's Grandmother has pneumonia, please pray for a speedy recovery.
- Mandi, No problem. That's what we do. Love ya!
- Jaime, LOL thanks-love you.
- Paula, sorry we missed you. Text story-no video
- John & Judy, We hope & pray that we are helping and blessing...but we feel like we are the ones being blessed.