Monday 23 rd January 2006
Well the day has finally arrived and I did go bed till 3am last night and I got up at 6:30am to get ready to go to the airport. By the time we got to the airport we got some breakfast and I went through security ready to wait for my plane to be ready to go. I flew out around 11am . This was a lot better trip than the last time as I had a window seat so I got to look out down over Wales, Ireland, Canada and America as we flew towards Chicago. I made a friend who was next to me she was flying to Las Vegas to see her family when we got immigration about 1pm (Central America time) we has to wait about 2 hours in a clue to get through before I could collect our luggage and recheck it in, once we has done this I then had to travel to another terminal where I had to go through security again to be able to wait for my next flight. I had a long wait of about 2-3 hours. I flew out of Chicago about 5:30pm and arrived in San Antonio about 8:30pm . Where I met up with Isabel and her friend and when back to their house before Dorothy picked me up from there and I stayed at her house.
Tuesday 24 th January 2006
That morning I got up around 5am and got ready to go to school with Dorothy where I spend the day watching Dorothy teach while looking after molly her sausage dog. Afterwards we drove to enterprise the rental company to pick up my mini van. I got a gold Dodge Grand Caravan however it turned out to be $3000 for 5 weeks and not $1900 which the website said. After we set off to travel to Dorothy’s College and while she was teaching I sat in the van reading the instructions on how to use all the controls and cruise control which is very cool. Then at 9:45pm we head back home.
I did around 50 miles of driving.
Wednesday 25 th January 2006
That morning I got up at 6 am started to sort out my luggage and started to load it into the van. I also had a trip to Wal-Mart to get supplies ready for the trail ride. This took most of the day up.
I did around 50 miles of driving.
Thursday 26 th January 2006
I got up around 6am and finished sorting out my luggage then set off to drop off the Propane tanks to have them refilled and headed for Dorothy’s school where I had dinner with her and the teachers after getting my new cell phone. Then headed to Cavender’s to got shopping for a new jacket and belt after getting them I head to get the horse feed from Jupie Mills and pick up the full tanks of Propane and headed back to drop everything off. Then when Dorothy got back we fixed the water line while Isabel turned up so we loaded the red truck with hay ready for the trail ride.
I did around 100 miles of driving.
Friday 27 th January 2006
I got up about 6:30am and set off to Wal-Mart about 8am to get radios for while on the trail I got 12 mile range radios the best ones they had. I can back to sort them out and start them charging ready for the trail ride. Dorothy got back from work about 4am and we started to get the horses ready and load the trailer up. Isabel and Eva turned up to load her stuff into the trailer and help load the horses once we finished Amanda arrived and loaded her stuff and Dorothy loaded her clothes. We set off pretty late for a 2 hour drive to Kerrville to the camp site. Stopping to fill up the Van on the way and to get food by the time we arrived in Kerrville it was about 10pm and we sorted the horses out and I slept with Princess Amanda’s dog in the van.
I did around 150 miles of driving.
Saturday 28 th January 2006
The trail ride started early and I got up about 5am and we registered about 6am before saddling up. I didn’t ride today however I followed the trail ride and looked after the dogs. About dinner time I set of to get beer supplies for everyone and met up with them and Tim met up with us at one of the break stops too. After they finished the ride I drove another trail rider back to the camp site as Dorothy and Amanda got a lift with Tim to pick up the trailers and trucks and we traveled to the new camp site. That night after they finished sorting out the horses we set off to go to the Dance Hall however as I was reversing from the camp site I crashed into one of Dorothy’s horse by accident because I didn’t see it in the dark. However it didn’t get hurt too much and I unloaded the van and we headed to the Dance Hall. We didn’t get back till midnight and I went sleep in the back of a freezing cold van as the back window had smashed.
I did around 50 miles driving.
Sunday 29 th January 2006
I didn’t get much sleep last night and about 5am I set off the get cigarettes and breakfast for everyone, and then headed to the new camp site. Getting lost when I got there however luckily I found it before the bus had set off back to the old camp site. Where we watered the horses and set off one the trail ride. We traveled about 20miles stopping for dinner at the Dance Hall. When we got to the new camp site I drove Dorothy and Amanda to the old camp site and we traveled back to sort the horses out and went out for tea at a Mexican restaurant. Then we went to meet up with Hill Country Trail ride and stayed with them till late before coming back.
I did around 50 miles of Driving.