First of all, I want to thank all of you for reaching out to me yesterday regarding MamaTess.
THE OUTLAW RIDE IS CANCELLED.
I am so bummed.
I wrote about THE OUTLAW RIDE several months ago. I liked the idea so much, I booked it for myself.
Yup, me and 24 strangers were going to assemble in Thermopolis, Wyoming to ride the Outlaw Trail. Food, camping, campfires, music, grog, great stories, river dunking, and miles and miles and miles of gorgeous, private trails.
I had planned this for 6 months.
All the (non refundable) tickets were purchased, cars rented, hotels booked.
I was going to go to Wyoming, rent a horse and ride the trails that Butch and Sundance rode – all through pristine ranches… 100 miles of Outlaw trails.
Cancelled. (Yes, they had good reason. A horrible tragedy with an integral team member.)
So, now I have a week totally open – and no where to go.
I remembered that I had a pamphlet from Hunewill Ranch. I knew they had a ride over the exact same time period. So, I called them.
When I was at the Sacramento Horse Expo, these people were so nice and really, really, really wanted me to come to their ranch.
But… whomever I spoke with today was very kind but they didn’t budge. They are no rooms available and have a huge waiting list for that week.
Totally booked. Solid. No wiggle room.
DOES ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA?
I want to keep it in CA or Oregon as I don’t have any more funds for flights and cars and hotels (Did I mention that none of my purchases were refundable? I will never, ever, ever use Travelocity or Priceline for advance tickets ever again.)
So, I’d like to be able to drive to wherever. I could do Oregon or CA.
I need to rent a horse as none of mine are in shape for daily, long riding.
I’d like a hot shower at the end and I’m very happy in a nice room – would rather not camp – unless it is real glamping.
I’d like a lake or river nearby, if possible. I need really good food, good wine, good people, etc… campfires.
Scenery and good horses. I want to ride for 5-7 days, if possible.
Dates: Aug 3 – 11.
If any of you have any ideas, please send them my way!
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