The team had a day with quite a few new experiences and challenges. They’re getting more comfortable meeting the public (a couple of treats help break the ice), they’re learning to stay in one place when I stop for breaks, they’re getting pretty good at navigating busy city streets, and construction zones are now a piece of cake. Also, living constantly with them, they’re developing and I’m becoming aware of their very distinct personalities.
I’m camped tonight at the Crouch residence, a couple miles to the west of Shelbyville. This is a very nice family that previously wrote me offering a place to stay; then went to the trouble of tracking us down in Shelbyville. Everybody is set up like kings. The lads are getting a break tomorrow as we’re taking the day off. This will give them a chance to get some extra feed, rest some tired muscles and de-stress from the traffic. I’m going to use the day to chill out and do a little writing.
Barry headed home this evening. It was great having him along as an outrider for the first few days.
Like a said before - A nice day!