We were really looking forward to our stop-over in Sheridan & had planned an extra day to unwind. Home of my favorite Aunt & Uncle - it never takes much of an excuse to visit! Our drive today would be the shortest of the entire trip - at just under 300-miles.
We ate breakfast on the road - anxious to get to the Sheridan Fairgrounds, our plan was to arrive mid-afternoon.
It didn't seem like long until we were crossing the state line. We'd left the snow behind & were thankful for the great driving weather. Every time we stopped, Farah would get a fresh, cold carrot. We offered water, sometimes she'd drink - other times not. I didn't electrolyte her the entire trip.
We stopped to stretch & give Farah more hay - Courtney & I enjoyed watching what had become her daily routine. In the mornings, munching away at her hay bag, hung from the back door & looking out at us from time to time. When she needed a potty break - she would start moving from side to side & we'd call ahead to tell Butch to pull off. After our lunch stop - she'd usually spend the afternoon facing front & looking out the side windows at the country. By late afternoon, she would be as ready as the rest of us to be done for the day!
We were the only ones at the Fairgrounds - after checking in at the office - paying for the stall & purchasing shavings, we parked by a grassy strip. Butch unloaded the two trees in large pots, that I'd insisted on bringing. By the time we were done, it looked like we'd moved in! :-)
Talk about a gorgeous Fairgrounds! Sitting up high on a hill, the new bleachers & sky bridge dominated the skyline. Within in minutes Aunt Shirley & Uncle Keith pulled in! Auntie always had Mom's knack for knowing when & where I was :-)
Farah met everyone, we settled her into a large stall & then we three squeezed into the car to ride the few blocks to Auntie's house in town. It was Great to have the opportunity to let-down & relax after the days of driving.
If I haven't mentioned before how talented my Aunt is - I'll mention it again! I tried to sneak the above wall-hanging into my purse - but it wouldn't fit :-( We spend the rest of the afternoon catching up. Uncle Keith took us all out to a wonderful dinner at one of the best places in town! It seemed surreal that just 9-months before, on my way home from visiting Mom, I'd mentioned to my Aunt & Uncle that Butch & I were considering a move to Iowa~
|Driving into the morning~|
|Wyoming State Line!|
|At the rest area~|
|Our Camping spot~|
|Beautiful historic buildings~|
|Another incredible building~|
|Auntie's beautiful Fall wall hanging~|