After moving through Minden, I entered Gardenerville and stopped for lunch at a Wallgreens parking lot. While there, I met up with my good friends Rhonda and Joe. whom I first met at the head of the Washoe Valley, several days ago. Rhonda brought some pictures she had taken on my trip through the valley. A couple of these great shots are shown at the end of this blog.
Joe and I did a short recon of my route to the south towards Topaz Lake. When I leave out of here, Iíll have to climb a 1300 high hill and cross a difficult cross-road cattle guard, so the recon was definitely worth while.
Leaving Walgreens, Billís pole strap broke and I had a couple of tense moments while I sorted out that mess. I was headed downhill, coming out of the drive, so the loss of my reverse gear for the horses didnít help much. I was trying to sort things out when a rude and not-too-smart lady pulled her car to within two feed of the horses and refused to move. When she finally did leave she whipped her car around the wagon, just missing Doc. I think she was missing a rerun of her favorite soap opera.
I took a mile long detour to stop at a grain store before leaving town. While there I met Bonnie, he offered me a place to camp at her property across the street. With plenty of green graze, water and a nice place to camp, I ended up staying an extra day to give the lads some rest and get some shoeing done.