My dad called me the other day and the conversation went like this:
Dad: “You need to get back here and help me. I just sold the wheel team (Legend and Image) from the four and I need help getting more horses going to replace them.
He might have been half joking but there was no asking me twice.
You see with hockey camp over and school not starting for another 3 weeks it was perfect timing. I tried to get Jake to come with me. I mean, after all, I was driving out, not flying this time and my passenger seat would be empty, but I couldn’t talk him into it. The silly boy wanted to stay and help with the last of the haying and do the Indiana State Fair this week with his dad and the show horses from the farm.
I’ll forgive him for picking haying and Clydesdales over his mama, someday. Maybe in about four years.
So while I kinda felt I was jumping ship – albeit a “farm ship”, I got over it before I crossed the Mackinaw Bridge and had a wonderfully uneventful drive west.
I blazed through Wisconsin,
and Minnesota, (Lake Superior, somewhere around Duluth)
and North Dakota.
Oh my, North Dakota…Just wow! The lack of brown in the landscape sure is proof they got way too much water this year.
I have never seen North Dakota so lush and green…in August no less!
You know what? Personally, I love driving way more than flying. Takes longer but to me it’s worth every mile.
How about you? Given the choice would you rather fly or drive to get to your destination?
Pictured: “Benson and Navigator”
Speaking of driving, we’ve been driving horses like crazy since I arrived three short days ago and already it seems like time is going by too fast.
Pictured: “Braxton and Baker”
It’s a fortunate thing I didn’t have to drive horses to get back out here – Can you wrap your brain around that? I never would’ve considered leaving Michigan – Not this late in the year anyway!