Bill completed his mission today and made it across the county riding on Blackie. We met many good people, and lots of friends. Though this journey is over, we are still on the journey called life. Bill and Brenda intend to take a break, and decide what we will do next.
There is talk of a return trip.
Bill plans on making the final ride of this journey on Sunday, the 13th of January. We welcome all capable riders and their horses to participate (you and your horse should be capable of riding in traffic; you are responsible for the behavior of your animal and your safety). This ride will be a celebration of the journey, and has been plan so that it is short and enjoyable for all.
Bill plans on arriving at the Opportunity House around 11am. Those who wish to ride with Bill should meet there. The Opportunity House is located at 1411 Asheville Hwy. Hendersonville, NC. A number of people have already expressed that they plan on riding.
From there, Bill and those that are riding with him, will continue on to Schroaders Honda, which is located at US 64 at I-26, 220 Mitchell Dr., Hendersonville, NC. If you don't have a horse or cannot ride with Bill , you can still meet with us here. Please arrange transportation for your animal from there. Bill estimates that the group will arrive between 1pm and 2pm. if you want to ride your horse, meet new people , and have some fun - be there.
Brenda, Dallas and I are waiting for Bill just in the Asheville city limits. Bill has about 4 miles to go till he meets up with us. Luckily there is an open wireless network in the vicinity.
Tomorrow Bill plans on ridding through Asheville. We have coordinated with the Asheville Police Department and they planned out a safe route for Bill and Blackie. He will be on Riverside Dr. and make his way to Lyman St. He will then follow Lyman to Amboy Rd. From Amboy he'll take State St. to Haywood Rd. and then onto Brevard Rd. We will make a stop in The Biltmore Square Mall parking lot some time between 12:00pm and 2:00pm (this is just an estimate). You can contact us on our cell phone tomorrow if you need find us (the number is on the contact page).
On Monday, December 31, 2007 Bill and I renewed our wedding vows. This was a special occasion for us. We were pleased to be able to do this in the exact same place we did in 1980. The folks at Overholdt's Hardware store were kind enough to keep the store open late for us that day. Some of our family, and the friends we made in Tennessee attended. We appreciate all of your support in our journey. Without folks like you this would not have been possible.
At this writing I am sitting in a cabin in Hot Springs NC. No, it's not fancy. It doesn't even have a restroom inside. There are three bunks that will sleep maybe 5 people. There are 4 of us sharing the cabin now. We have limited Internet access which slows our ability to add content to our web site at this time.
We will still be adding data and video's to our web site and I plan to begin serious work on my book as soon as we settle down a little. I will also attempt to spend as much time as possible answering e-mail's. Look for updates to our friends and supporters page. Maybe I can obtain a good enough connection to actually get some work done.
Thanks again for your support and kindness.
The crew from Rock Bottom took our crew out to eat at a place called Demo's near Nashville.