Last week (March 28th and 29th) Brenda, Bill and I drove to Georgia with some of Brenda's family: Larry, Dottie, and Cheryl to visit the Best Bar None Ranch. Dr. Bill Barnes Invited us and many others to participate in roping, branding and steering his calves.
We spent Christmas with Terry and her family while in Tennessee. Although we had just met her she welcomed us into her home as if we were old friends.
The Uncovering America by Horseback crew will be setting off on a new mission; to carry the word of the American people to our representatives in Washington DC. Bill and Blackie will team up once again and carry letters in a bag, which contain your messages.
1. At this time you message can be sent to us via e-mail, or physically handed to us.
2. Your letter must be unsealed and cannot have postage.
3. Letters must have your name & return address, so the representative you wish to contact knows that you are a real person; You are responsible for what you write.
4. Letters must contain the name and address of the representative you wish to contact.
5. We will not edit your letter (though we may reformat it for the internet). We may post your letter on uncoveringamerica.com unless you request otherwise. Letters posted on uncoveringamerica.com will contain an individuals first name and last initial only (we will not post your mailing address, email address etc. on our website unless you specifically ask that we do so).
6. Additional guidelines will be added if needed.
Bill, "My goal is to uplift the American spirit, raise hope, encourage pride, a sense of adventure and resurrect our sense of unity. Don’t be afraid to look for opportunity in your community and in other places throughout our great nation! With determination and courage we can overcome adversity."
The journey begins; 10 am April 13 at Schroader’s Honda in Hendersonville, Nc. everyone is invited to join us and participate in this noble journey.
After staying with the Parson family a few days it was time to continue the journey. On this cold windy Tennessee morning the crew prepares to venture forth from where we last stopped.
We met a guy named Butch and he offered to let us stay at his place. The next morning a man with a draft mule showed up wanting to ride with Bill. They started somewhere near De Rossett. That morning we also met Jennifer and Sarah Parsons for the first time.
The Ride from Sparta to De Rossett was a short one, maybe 9 miles. But the climb was more then enough work for Blackie in a day.
Bill rode to Smithville, Tennessee and that night we stayed in a rural area near by. Somehow Brenda got in touch with Mr. Walker, whether by e-mail or phone. Here Bill talks to Mr. Walker outside of his barn.