Friday, March 13, 2015

The Caravan

I love Facebook.  I make no bones about it.  From staying in contact with friends and family, to finding old friends, to arguing politics (in closed groups, of course), to establishing contact with organizations of interest both in New York and here in Florida.  One such organization is the Florida Horse Park in Ocala.  I have no special interest in horses, except that I'm fascinated by their beauty and power.  But Pamela does, and from their Facebook page, I learned about the imminent arrival of The Caravan.

From their websiteWe will begin our 2,500 mile ‘The Caravan’ adventure in Murrieta, California. On November 1, 2014 at 1.00 PM we will start at the beautiful farm ‘Friesian Focus’ and from there our journey will go to The Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida. Horses will be the primary mode of transportation. We will be driving carriages - pairs, teams, even a six in hand - but all equines ridden or driven are welcome. (Horses will be the main noun used but meant to include horses, ponies, mules and donkeys.) The planned route will take us through the many variances of the deep south of the United States: going through fields, over the road, through the desert, paved roads, gravel roads, no-roads, little towns and big cities! It is the biggest challenge and the biggest adventure! We will start on November 1, 2014. There will be a two week break at the end of December until January 9, 2015 and then we will arrive at the Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale, Florida on March 14, 2015.

Pamela decided to join in on the last leg of their journey, from Ocala to Weirsdale.   She's very excited to do so.  She's painted her horse trailer and gave GS Jeremiah the Horse a bath.  We're driving to Grand Oaks Resort today so she can sign up.  Then she's driving back to Eureka to load up Jeremiah and then to the Florida Horse Park where she will spend the night, sleeping in the car.  Saturday morning at 6 AM they depart for Grand Oaks Resort.

Ignore the mattress and box spring.  They were in the trailer.  We took them, along with a bunch of other trash, to the dump.  They only accept furniture and bedding on specific days.

We're just about set.  Tomorrow or Sunday I'll be posting photos of the very beautiful Grand Oaks Resort, which is an equine center, and of the caravan.   This is going to be most excellent.

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