Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bernice Ende is loving the Plains Region

Letters from Bernice have become few and far between as she spends countless days riding without a "mail stop". She's made it through Kansas on the second leg of her journey (the first was from Montana to Minnesota). We received a lengthy letter from her that I posted on Bernice's page on our website.

She is still doing well, and is constantly amazed by the generosity and kindness of those she encounters on her way. She has received so much food from all that she meets that Honor only carries 50 lbs in addition to Bernice - and that includes her saddle, pad, and bags! She has to turn so many offers of help down; again, I am encouraged that there is so much good out there.

Claire is still keeping up with Honor and Bernice, although she does burn through the dog booties and a lot of fresh red meat that Bernice picks up along the way. Honor gets all the fresh grass she can eat on rest stops, and receives hay, grain and supplements most nights as they pass through all the farming communities and small towns of the Midwest.

I'm hoping to hear some more from Bernice this week as she stops at a library for an email break; I'll keep you posted as we hear more.

Hopefully the next posting will show a picture of that elusive bull elk we haven't stumbled over yet... Happy hunting!

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