RVing, the Cowboy Way

Sunday, December 23, 2007

From time to time I check my old hometown newspaper online. This week I found a very interesting story about Bill Inman who is traveling from Oregon to North Carolina....on his horse Blackie. His wife follows them in their truck pulling the stock trailer which is also their living quarters most of the time.

I haven't read their entire blog but I intend to, I did read a couple of the latest entries. One really struck a note with the cooler weather moving back into my area. If you think you're cold, read this entry and see how you feel.

As Rvers we enjoy traveling the road, carrying varying levels of modern conveniences with us. We live with a sense of adventure in our hearts. We drive long days and short days. We cover a few miles or many miles. Bill tries to cover 25 miles a day...

As Bill says on his website Uncovering America, "Sometimes people are going so fast in pursuit of happiness, that often times they pass it right by." Most of us full-time RVers completely understand what Bill is trying to say. We're all uncovering America in our own way....

On a side note, thank you to everyone who wrote with get well wishes & remedies. The cold is better but not completely gone. I pampered myself and enjoyed digging out my Tazo Zen green tea (I'd forgotten how much I liked that). I even managed to sleep a full 10 hours one night.

I also took a short ride on Squirt...he was happy and I worked on bonding more with him. We managed to find groceries and the Post Office before heading back home. The wind is now blowing in another cold front so not sure when I will get out again.

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. Thanks for the interesting story, it brought back memories. In 1987 my youngest son, then 14, and I, along with a few others, rode horseback from PHX to Jackson Hole WY. But we didn't follow hiways, rarely saw any towns and slept every night on the ground. Quite the adventure!

  2. I think that slowing down is one of the hardest things for people to do. We always seem to strive to do more, not less. I know when we were on our first Snowbird trip I had to remind myself that I wasn't just on vacation and didn't have to go back home and to work in three weeks. It does take some getting used to. But it is nice.

  3. Same here in Del Rio! Down to 31 last night, did not have the heater on and woke up shaking!!! My weather forecast are the white caps slowly forming on the Lake near by... it is going to be one of those days again. A B line to the coast or the northern route to visit you? Will have to decide by wednesday am!!! Too much freedom... Have a great Holiday...
    Ara & Spirit


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