Hey- if you live anywhere near us- come on over to Driggs, ID this Tuesday, April 23rd. Richard and Jeannette will be speaking at Alpine Wines Bistro on Main St. in Driggs and sharing more stories from the ride and the vision for Hearts Up Ranch. Join us for this intimate community event at 6:30pm!
The first quarter newsletter is in final review! Don’t forget to watch for it in your email inbox in the next week. Happy Spring to all our friends across this great nation! Yours- the McGraths
It truly is amazing how life can get away from you at times! It feels like just a couple months since we returned from our journey, yet it has been a full year!!! It just doesn’t seem possible. We knew that coming home after being gone for 2 years would have plenty of challenges, but knowing and experiencing them are two entirely different things.
It is our joy and pleasure to be getting back in touch with all of our Ride Across America and Hearts Up Ranch supporters. After months of preparation, we FINALLY got our first newsletter in the mail last week and clicked send on the email version as well on Monday! It has been our great desire to stay in touch, as you all mean
It’s been a fast two months since we have arrived home. Lots of adjustments and changes too. The great news is, as of this week, both Jeannette and Richard are now employed! Richard continues to work for Broulim’s (and has still not adjusted to night shift) and Jeannette started her first day of work today as supervisor at the Kennel at Spring Creek Animal
Well, I thought I was going to get by unscathed in adjusting to altitude this time. I wasn’t struggling with headaches, cramping, shortness of breath, migraines, or any of my other normal altitude adjustment complaints. But this time I got surprised by a new symptom I had not experienced before- an inner ear infection. Apparently, (according to google!) it’s not all that uncommon to
Last was the biggest chore of all, the spare room. Like I mentioned, it was piled high with boxes everywhere- from clothes to items we’d sent home to dehydrated food to pictures to two years worth of mail. We had no idea where to start so we dove in, grabbed a box, and just started going through it together. We made piles of stuff-
Sorry about the “Part 1, Part 2” thing, but it’s been so long since I’ve had the opportunity, sanity, or time to blog that there is just so much to say! So after I wrote ridiculously long blogs, I decided to split them up. I’m very glad that life is normalizing somewhat so I can get caught up. It feels good to be able
When we arrived at Lonnie and Theresa’s, we still did not know how we were getting from Colorado up to Wyoming. But with the help of Theresa, the Cowboy Church, Susan who hosted us for part of our first Thanksgiving on the trail, and several other locals, we eventually were offered a ride. …. whom we had never met, offered to drive us all the way
Our first drivers were Danny and Margaret a husband and wife from Elberon Virginia. He was the one who brought us a heater when we slept in the garage behind Adam’s Peanuts. We enjoyed our 3 and half hours with them, but it was definitely surreal trying to wrap our minds around the fact that we were going west and heading for home! We