I started off as usual with a walk around the neighbourhood to wear off the effects of all the great food we are consuming here on a daily basis. Not sure it is working, I will either have to walk a lot farther or start exercising a different way, maybe use Grandpa’s exercise plan, you know the one where you put both hands on the table and push….lol. Hard to imagine that happening surrounded by great cooks as I am.
About noon Brenda I jumped in the truck and took a tour around the neighbourhood looking for places to park our rig on a more permanent basis. We had gotten a tip from one of the girls at last nights party that a friend of theirs was looking to get out of small clean mobile home sitting on a little over three acres of ground. After looking at all the other offerings and inspecting this one in a more detailed way we went on our way. I conscripted our host here who is active in the local real estate market to come and have a look at the place as I value his opinion on what is the right spot and price.
We came back to his place and he got his horse and steers ready for a little practise. He and Hazel have a pretty good routine where Hazel drags the dummy and Lee can get a little warm-up.
Before we turned the steers out to add a little reality to the exercise.
After roping practise we headed over for another of Brenda’s great meals, this time with Lee, Hazel, Glenn, Gaye and a special guest appearance from my cousin Mike who is down here enjoying the below average temperatures and doing a little roping of his own.
While dinner was cooking I was talking to the owner of the property and just before supper was served we made an offer on the place and although we haven’t done the paperwork the offer was accepted verbally so I am thinking that in due course we will have a southern base (Dogpound South…way south) here in Thunderbird Farms south of Maricopa.