Randy brought us over to his his Amish friends so Bill could reshoe Blackie. We had been looking for Drill Tech/ Borium for quite some time, and the shoes Blackie had on needed to be replaced. Without Borium the shoes will not have the grip needed on pavement or concrete. In this video Bill removed the old shoes and prepares the hoofs.
Brenda and I setup our little camp at the rodeo grounds at the Milan city park. Bob showed up a few hours later and Bill arrived shortly after. The two hit it off and began joking and talking.
I waited at the Carroll County War Memorial for Bill and Blackie to ride by. We noticed that Tennessee often respects their fallen heros.
Brenda got in contact with the rodeo grounds in Trenton and we got permission to camp out there. When Bill arrived he realized that he had been there before.
Bill traveled east on 104 to get to Dyersburg. Though it was a rural area the dump trucks and other traffic made the stretch somewhat treacherous.
After Bill and Blackie took a break at the gas station, they continued on into Dyersburg. After Brenda and I setup the panels she decided to go and check up on Bill with my car. Shortly after she came back and took the truck and trailer to pickup Bill and Blackie.
We finally find some time to do some laundry in Van Buren. Washing laundry isn't something that we can do every day. So even when we are taking a break, we stll have things that need to be done.
We spent Thanksgiving day at the campground in Van Buren, which had plenty of firewood. Before it got to cold i spent some time playing fetch with Brendas dog Queenie.
We slept on near the road in Diggins and in the morning Bill headed down the road to Mansfield. Bill was upbeat and in a good mood when he started, and was still fresh when he met Brenda and I at the McDonald's down the road.
On our way out of Springfield Brenda ended up stopping at the Quarter Store.
I got to spend some time with Jerry and he his horses.
While in Springfield we stayed at Jerry's place. Jerry heard about us and called Brenda on our cell phone. Bill also agreed to testout a local company's saddle. Timberline Saddle company sent out one of there flex-panel saddles.
After Bills Ride with Joyceâs boy, Kadyn, we stayed down for a couple of days, and drove back to Fall River to eat at her restaurant, The Ranch Restaurant. Joyce was extremely accommodating, putting us up at her parentâs farm, introducing us to her friends and family, bringing us to the Greenwood County Cattlemenâs Parade and Banquet, and assisting us in obtaining feed for Blackie. When we left Fall River we drove back to our last stop Fredonia and made our way to Parsons.
Joyce invited Bill and Brenda to take part in the Cattlemen's Parade in Eureka Kansas.
Brenda shows her method of making corn bread while out on the road. These little guys go good with chili, stew or just about anything.
Short little video that didnt seem to fit in with anything else. Its 'cute'...
Mr. Manning, a reporter with the and his associate cameraman have lunch with Bill, Brenda, Joyce, Kadyn, and I. Mr. Manning interviews Bill and inquires about the journey.