Saturday, August 03, 2013

Pony Express II: Second Stint Recap

Our second stint on the Pony Express II was flawless! We left the Missouri horse barn at 3pm yesterday, drove an almost exact 4/1 run/rest schedule, and pulled into Fort Collins, CO, at 7am.

Our first stop was at a service plaza on the Kansas Turnpike where everyone -- equine, canine and human -- had a nice walk about and a big meal. Slammer did extremely well on the road, and Happy was voted best travel dog ever! (The humans performed their roles well, too.)

In FoCo, it was smiles all around as Slammer explored his new home, with much "talking" to his new neighbors. After unloading all the gear, it was time to take the trailer for a power wash!

After all the chores were done, it was time for a celebratory breakfast of champions at Denny's!

Kelsie and Sam headed to their homes and jobs, so I hit the road again to get a jump on my return trip. This afternoon I whacked 250 miles off the 1,650 total, and have stopped for the night in North Platte, NE. I have repositioned Happy to the front passenger seat as is her due, and we will have a couple of long road days together en route back to PA... Stay tuned!

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