Thursday, July 5, 2012
Half A Year
In the spirit of the recent holiday, Peggy from Team 60 Montana Spots shared the above picture from a parade in Lambert, Montana. She said: “They have a nice parade with lots of classic cars & antique tractors & farm equipment. People come from far & wide. The city feeds everyone barbecue at the park for free after the parade! I ride sidesaddle with a red skirt, red & blue tack, & the dogs have R W & B collars. Lots of fun! Like I told Tammy Alexander, it takes me about 1 1/2 hours to "dress" for the parade; 40 minutes to drive there, and my part in the actual parade lasts about 15 minutes!”
Thank you for sharing. It makes my posts much more interesting if there is a little color to go with it. And there most certainly is in this picture!
The weather bug on my computer says 98 degrees. It is “orange” which means there is a heat advisory. Today and tomorrow are suppose to be awful and then we might see a cool down this weekend. We’ve had family obligations so probably wouldn’t have had much saddle time, but I am growing quite weary of this heat wave.
We have crossed the six month mark in the Great Horsetrailriders Distance Derby, logging over 17,000 miles. Seeing a few of you cross that 1,000 mile marker and another few right on their heels, makes me want to reach 1,000 miles, too. It will be tough because we have some tough months ahead. July and August are notoriously hot and humid and mid November through December are a crapshoot weather wise. But then so were January through March and I came this close to hitting 600 miles. Another 400 shouldn't be so tough. So wish me luck. Anyone want to join me come December at the 1,000 mile marker?