First.. I doubt I can find words to express to you how relieved, how hopeful – and how blessed I have felt over the last 24 hours – thank you all for jumping in and helping in so many ways with Mama Tess. The overwhelming outpouring of concern for both myself and MT – has washed over me with a warmth and strength I didn’t know could exist. Even though my horse is very sick, I feel very lucky.
This leads to my huge conflict of reporting on my Wyoming adventure. I have received emails from readers declaring their disgust that I could go on vacation when I was asking for funds to help with MT.
Honestly, I could understand that… (read on)
If one doesn’t have the time to read my blogs and maybe just skims the posts or simply reads the photo captions, they might not understand that this venture was booked and paid for (non-refundable, all inclusive) in February. Hubby is funding any incidentals.
And although the timing seems to be bad, it truth, it is actually…not a moment too soon. I needed the break and the recharge. Tess is in wonderful hands and her daily improvements are measured in minute increments. As DR E said, nothing good or bad can happen in one week.
So, thank you for coming along with me… and I can promise you that not a dime of Tess’ Bucket Fund money (or my paycheck) will go towards anything but Tess’ medical bills.
DAY ONE: CASPER TO TETON VILLAGE
It is late so I’m going to caption the photos…and write more tomorrow. In short, this was my trip from my arrival destination (Casper) to Teton Village via my trusty rent-a-car (292 miles)!
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It looks great. I will be in Idaho and the surrounding area Jackson Hole, etc. by next Sat. I will look forward to every day of your blog. gorgeous country.
I want to buy boots at that store!!!!!
Mama Tess is in good hands.
Have a great time. Let criticism from those who know nothing about you
slide off your back and into a mountain stream.
We moved to Idaho Falls from Modesto, CA almost 3 years ago. We’re only a couple hours drive from Jackson. I absolutely love the scenery here. And I tell my husband all the time how much I love living in a place where there is weather! Thunder storms in the summer are sooo cool!! Have a wonderful time!
I am so sorry to hear that mean-spirited people who don’t pay enough attention are begrudging you your well-deserved vacation. Don’t dwell on that for one second of your wonderful time away! Relax and restore yourself, and you’ll be better help to Mama Tess and everyone. Meanwhile, keep the reports coming so that I can enjoy your trip vicariously. Did you go by yourself? If so, hmmm…a role model!
Dawn, glad you are taking time to take care of yourself and recharge. ENJOY!
Ditto to everything KD said! MT is well taken care of and you need a little rejuvenating! You work so hard doing for others and your critters, you deserve it. Don’t worry about those other people.
Dawn–thank you for the travelogue. Just what the doctor ordered for you to refresh yourself. Have a wonderful time. Pictures make us feel as if we are there with you.
I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time. Your mare is in great hands. I look forward to more updates,; both of your adventure and of Mama Tess’ progress. Best ~ KD