3/28/10, Littlefield, TX - It was a little windy and cool this morning, but a really nice day. Before hitting the road, I topped off the water tank and said goodbye to my hosts. I didnít need to see the mesquite trees budding to know warm weather is coming; the flowers on this plum and peach tree spell in out quite well.
Almost as soon as I hit the road, folks started pulling over. Some, only wanted a few pictures, but as the morning warmed up, more were coming over to the wagon to talk and see the team. One of the first, a farmer named Randy, was kind enough to give me some money to buy horse feed.
Then, a whole string of cars stopped with little girls who wanted to pet and see the horses. The little girl in the red, Sunday dress was really excited about having a chance to sit on Bill. Her mother said that this was the first time she has been near a horse. When I get someone young like this that is near a horse for the first time, and they have a very good experience, I know somehow it will have a positive affect on her future. Wow, five minutes of time, and a little girlís future is somehow changed for the better. Can it really be that easy?