Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pony Express: On The Road!

The Pony Express is on the road in earnest!

Kelsie, Sam and I gathered at the horse barn and posed next to Darth for the requisite team photo:

Followed by a very special moment between sisterly horsewomen (augmented immensely by a horse head mask from of my good friends at Archie McPhee!)

After a very orderly gear loading process, Sam's horse Charlie -- the star of our show! -- was brought out of the barn and led into the trailer. He loaded up like the professional he is, including giving me a look as if to inquire what I might think the big deal was!

The first hundred miles or so on the Pennsylvania Turnpike took us over a pretty constant series of rolling hills. It was crazy hot all day, and you can see the humidity in the air.

After a couple hours on the road, we stopped at a huge truck plaza where Charlie got to stretch his legs in a concrete pasture. If he could talk, I'm sure he'd be saying the horse equivalent of "WTF?"

We've now crossed through West Virginia and are well into Ohio. I'm posting this from Darth's back seat while Sam drives and Kelsie acts as co-pilot and disc-jockey. So far, everything is going very smoothly on the Pony Express… Stay tuned!

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