About 9 or 10 miles into our travels we stopped at a roadside park for lunch. Several carloads of people stopped to chat and see the team. I tried to read my E-mail at lunch, but AT&T has way too many voice and data customers for the tower transceivers they have in the area, and I kept getting kicked offline.
When we got to the town of Whitharral, I was stopped by a very nice family who gave us 2 nice bales of alfalfa, 2 bags of grain and some groceries. Gifts like this go a long way to helping me stay on the road, and I really appreciate it.
I just thought I heard some kids talking outside, than realized instead, it was the nightly chorus of coyotes. About an hour or two after sundown is when they normally start getting active and yappy. The horses treat coyotes as nothing to worry about.