Sunday, January 18, 2015

Always An Adventure

It was just supposed to be a quick over-night visit to MH. Me and The GoGo missed him and it will be another 2 weeks before he comes home.

All was going according to plan on my end. I even got left on time...Fairly unheard of for me. It was a little hectic on MH's end. He's working on a new project and with a lot of new crew, so he doesn't really trust that what needs to get done will get done or done properly if he is not right on top of them. He stayed several hours past when he wanted to leave, to make sure that nothing got F*ed up.

The GoGo and I just tootled on down the road...

He's a good traveling cat, this GoGo Kitty. It's about like having a Chihuahua or something.

There was some discussion about whether he still fit on my shoulder or not. I told him, 'No, you have gotten too big to ride on my shoulder'. But he insisted that he still fit...

Cats! You can't tell them nothin!! LOL.

But he finally got squished in where he wanted to be and was happy as a clam...

There is no phone reception between the towns, in the area we was heading to, so I wasn't surprised to have messages pop up on my phone when I went through the little town just before the town I was headed to. Unfortunately, it was a message from MH telling me he was broke down beside the road.

Ironically, just a few days before we had had a conversation about this very topic. We are selling a few extra vehicles we have sitting around here and one of them is a p/u he bought when his current work truck broke. In the end, he fixed The Black Pearl, his current work truck and resumed driving it, so didn't think it was worth it to keep the 2nd pickup.  (sigh)....I guess I forgot to knock on wood afterward. ;-).

So, while I was driving in the dead-zone between towns, MH got on his phone and made arrangements for friends to load his back-up p/u on a flatbed and haul it to where his truck was broke down, drop it off, load up The Black Pearl and haul her back home for repairs. All I had to do was keep driving and go pick him up.

When I got to the next town, the one we were supposed to meet at, directions to his location popped up on my phone, so The GoGo and I set out to rescue 'dad'....

The good thing was, it was not bitter cold out and MH's truck still ran, so he wasn't cold while he waited for us to get there. 

We got MH picked up and headed back to town to stay the night. Really, the only change in our plan was the next morning (at 0-dark-thirty), we had to take MH back to his location and wait until the other guys showed up with his back-up p/u. MH's location is in the middle of B.F.E!! LOL. 

There was a cool, old, abandoned ranch on the way to his location...






They must still use the corrals on occasion because they are in good condition. MH is going to see if they will allow me to come 'camp' with my horses/LQ here for a few days here and there over the summer. It's just a few miles from MH's location, so we can spend time together, but while he is working during the day, I can ride endless miles on the open range. That would be totally awesome!!

The guys with the flatbed were on the ball because MH no sooner got his crew lined out that morning and they called to say they were in town and headed toward the broke down p/u. We all loaded back up in my p/u and headed out again. The GoGo was getting in as much 'daddy' time as he could...

It didn't take long for them to get everything switched around and when MH was ready to blast back to his location, The GoGo and I headed for home. We didn't make it very far down the road before we ran into a western-style traffic jam...

This ranch was moving cows and I kind of had to laugh. The whole country is Open Range. They could have moved the herd down the side of the road with no problem, but, No...They had them right in the middle of the road and I had to creep my way through for almost a mile before one of the riders actually bothered to ride up and push them off of the road for me. LOL. Wow!! Kinda rude, I thought. I've moved my fair share of cows down the road and it's just common courtesy to split the herd for vehicle traffic. In this case, I didn't see any reason for them to have the cows on the road in the first place, but I guess it is so desolate out here that maybe vehicle traffic is a non-issue. We was up and down that road 4 times in 24 hours and I only saw ONE other car. Oh well, I was in no hurry, so I just putted along until it was all clear and then The GoGo and I blasted for home.

I guess if MH's p/u was going to break down, the day I was already on my way was as good as any. We still got to see each other and because of the breakdown I actually got to see exactly where his location is. I am really hoping that they will give me permission to park at that abandoned ranch, so I can spend a little time up there this summer. If nothing else, there is a couple of barrel races up that way every summer, that I haven't bothered to go to before, but if MH is on location during those times, I'll go to them.


4 comments:

Shirley said...

What a cool kitty!
That is a neat old ranch, very picturesque.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

I hope to be able to photograph it again, when I can get better light. I was just snapping pictures on the way by. The light was wrong for the leaning barn. That is actually all log and so pretty. I'll have to ask MH if he can see if they want to sell it. It would be so cool to take it down and move it to my house. :-D

Funder said...

What a cool story with cool pics! :)

Cindy D. said...

Gogo has his mothers face...that expression is priceless.