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Ride to Dyersburg Tennessee Rodeo Grounds Part 2


After Bill and Blackie took a break at the gas station, they continued on into Dyersburg to the rodeo grounds. Brenda and I setup the panels. She then decided to go and check up on Bill with my car. Shortly after she came back and took the truck and trailer to pickup Bill and Blackie. Blackie had been seriously acting up in heavy traffic.

Ride to Dyersburg Tennessee Rodeo Grounds Part 1


Bill traveled east on 104 to get to Dyersburg. Though it was a rural area the dump trucks and other traffic made the stretch somewhat treacherous. This is in the morning, before we arrived at the Dyersburg rodeo grounds. Brenda and I drove on to a gas station, but on the way we crossed a very narrow bridge. The bridge rose up, making it impossible to see what was on the other side. So we returned to Bill to warn and escort him over. The dump trucks where traveling 65+ mph and if two had crossed going opposite directions on the bridge at the same time when he was there, it could have been disastrous.

Thank You W Bailey Allen and Arthur L Cole

One of Bill's back teeth have been bothering him really bad and we finally convinced him to go get it checked out. W. Bailey Allen, Jr D.D.S. was the first dentist to see Bill. He had a look at Bill and found that his tooth was cracked. The visit was on very short notice and was free of charge. His recommendation was that Bill get a root canal and a dental crown. Mr. Allen is a Tennessee Walking Horse breeder and shower.

The second dentist to look at Bill was Arthur L. Cole D.D.S Endodontist, and is a quarter horse enthusiast. Mr. Cole rearranged his scheduled patients to perform the root canal, which Bill desperately needed to relieve his pain. His donated services are much appreciated.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our good friend Bob Frost. His continued support has been phenomenal.  The dentists Bill saw today are acquaintances of Bob's. Both dentists are located in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Late Season Storm: Van Buren Campground


The temperature began dropping rapidly and some locals came over to our camp to inform us of the impending storm. There where tornado watches in effect and the sky grew very dark quickly. The weather changed from being calm warm and humid, to chilly and extremely windy. We were pelted with wind and heavy rain. There was thunder and lightning which scared Tiger.