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A stay at the “4 Seasons”

Well, maybe it was only a “bunkhouse”, but it sure felt like the 4 seasons to us! The Stevens put us up in their guest house/rental cabin. It was a lovely place- very clean, pretty, and comfortable. A shower after 13 days in a row of being out in the middle of nowhere with sand in every crevice imaginable- it’s a sensation I can’t even describe. Heaven. Just wonderful!

Lynette had met us out on the dirt road with her horse and guided us through Blanding to their beautiful home at the edge of town. It was a perfect resting place for the horses too. Richard ended up walking most of today since the pack saddle had to go back on Fiddle since it started to bother Satchmo. He’s still gimpy.

We spent the next several days taking apart every piece of gear, washing the sand out, mending holes, water proofing, oiling, etc. etc. Once again, our rest days weren’t terribly restful, but at least we were living in comfort while we fixed our gear.

Lynn and Lynette treated us with great kindness. They helped us in any way they could. They took us out on a long drive scoping out the next leg of our trip from Blanding to Delores, Colorado. We got to see ancient Indian ruins in the cliff walls and learned a great deal of history from them. They even took us out to dinner at an excellent restaurant- where we got to have crabs legs! What a taste bud sensation after rehydrated mush for days on end! Lynette also spoiled us by taking us to her Yoga classes that she taught. It felt so good to stretch out all the kinks and sore muscles. I realized that I have lost a bit of flexibility sitting on a saddle for 6 months. I’m going to have to be a little better about stretching.

Our next plan is to ride to Delores, where we will meet up with the local Forest Service employees and get advice on how to cross the Rockies. In two days, we will officially be in Colorado!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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