Passions of an Odd Chick

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Great Adventure!

I'd like to introduce you to someone so interesting. This is Bob Jones from the UK. (I apologize for the bad photography.) He has ridden two horses from Canada, through the Dakota states, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico and will end in El Paso, Texas. He came through Roswell, and then Dexter and landed in Hagerman (he had ridden 17 miles that day) to stay the night in our part of New Mexico about 2 days ago. Many of our friends gave him shelter, hay, and took him out to eat for great New Mexican hospitality.
His wife is keeping a wonderful blog of his adventures and stop-overs.

I visited with him about the beautiful weather he must have experienced in the last week through New Mexico and he said in his beautiful British accent, "that it was nice, but a bit hot for him". (our weather has been in the 70s and very dry) He did say that he loved the cool mornings.

He was a little sunburned (he's very fair) and little weather-worn but congenial and appreciative for all that people have done for him as he's made his way. His horses are getting tired but still healthy, and he hopes to sell them at the end of the trail in El Paso.

For those who love great adventures- you'll love visiting his blog.


redchair said...

That's wild. What a treat to meet such an adventurer. I fathom he had lots of stories for you.

Paula Villanova said...

Hi Odd Chick...I know you don't do blog awards anymore but how about playing tag...if so...please consider yourself tagged! I really enjoy your blog and I loved this really interesting post. (And the great horse pictures!) Please see my blog for details. Thanks!

Linda Blondheim said...

I enjoyed reading your great blog,

Anonymous said...

Wish the long rider had made it to Virginia!!! Very cool - I added him to my blogroll also!!

RanchGirl said...

How neat! I guess my father-in-law saw him going down the road the other day, but didn't have time to talk to him. He's a truck driver. ;)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Wow. Some people are just naturally interesting. Great post.