|Tom interviews the pair from WA Dept. of Natural Resources|
The day dawned cool, gray & overcast - actually pretty typical weather for Western, WA - but not during August! Driving up to Burlington - I ran through a pretty good little rain storm outside Mt. Vernon. I'd been told that the ride would go on rain or shine & was at least hoping for dry! We all met-up at the stable then headed out for the trail-head. Lots of riders - about 18 & lots of rigs too.
|Let the unloading begin!|
|We're mounted up & ready to hit the trail!|
Everyone was taking photos of everyone else! It's the age of smartphone cameras! :-) Tom & his crew were so gracious in allowing all these amateur photos - unusual in the professional world of TV. Our travel orders were given by head wrangler Patrick & no one objected. They were intended for everyone's safety. Farah seemed to know that this would be no ordinary ride for her. With only a few bucks on the downhill descents she settled in - giving Lee's beautiful 17 hand sorrel as much grief as he would bear from behind! :-) It was so hard to get photos - the pace set was good for all the horses & we didn't have to make as many stops as I'd imagined for the crew to ride out ahead of us & get set-up for filming. I did take the short video below.
|Forgot to turn the GPS on for a little way at the start~|
|The "Cowgirl" & the "Cop" - PD too!|
Tom surprised me back at the trailers, when just after I'd taken my helmet off - he interviewed me! We'll see if it makes the final cut - when the show airs, I believe in November. (Farah stuck her head in on the first take - so we had to do a second :-)
Everyone involved with the show could not have been nicer - it made me want to go & visit some of the amazing places that Tom told us about - so much fun listening to just the stories we had time for! He asked what my bucket list ride was - my response - Yosemite! He replied; "Just Do it!" Good advice from a man who does just that!