leading an animal to the altar and back. I’d even carry a container of Madagascar cockroaches. Cockroaches, they have a job to do, and do it well. I am not sure I’d want to carry a snake, but would give it a go if asked.
I can’t believe my luck. I now have a bona-fide, and compatible travel partner. My sister Eleanor and I do well together. We enjoy being in one another’s company and like checking out similar things. We’re both physically fit and have a lot of stamina. Our trip to San Francisco was just a trial run. This was the real deal. It was more strenuous and more of a challenge logistically; however, we did just fine. We are still on speaking terms.
El spent a LOT of time beforehand, planning this trip, for this I am grateful. Perhaps in the future I can do a better job pulling my weight.
El said to me that she’d like to go to Scotland, to which I agreed wholeheartedly. However, I think that this might be a more spendy adventure for us. We’ll see.
I’d also like to spend more time at Karol and Sally’s farm in Schenectady, NY because yesterday and today I saw a definite improvement in my riding. Most definitely, the ponies were more forward. This could also have been because it was windy and because they hadn’t been out in a while. But this time I encouraged them to move out in a more consistent fashion.
I’m looking forward to all of the above and also to getting Tyra’s new saddle. Indeed, I am living the dream.
Next: 293. 10/20/18: The Writing Life, etc.