Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Hi there. We made it to Colorado yesterday....but we have stopped for the night. Only about three hours to go this morning, but we will grocery shop here (last supermarket), and pick up hanging flower baskets.

When we got to Amarillo, Texas which is near the Texas panhandle we didn't continue up to Dumas (pronounced Du Mas), which is the normal way to get to Colorado....we take a shortcut on a little two lane road on the west side of Amarillo. It cuts off about 20 miles, and you get away from all of the 18 wheelers. (large trucks). Well not always.
Several years ago we were driving our car, similar to the car above (which by the way, is not our car).
and I guess there was a large cattle truck several miles ahead of us....not unlike the one above. Well, we rounded a bend in the road, coming up on a bridge over a small creek...and the cattle truck had run off of the road, and turned over. The ambulance had just arrived....but we couldn't go forward because of the cattle that had dumped out on the road.

All of a sudden, a large black bull noticed us, lowered his head, and came at us in a full charge. At this point, I am screaming for Tom to BACK UP. Thankfully there was no one behind us. I can tell you that Lexus went from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds BACKWARDS. I am not sure if that Bull was hurt, or just angry. Thankfully he wasn't able to catch us....and veered off into a pasture. Hopefully the truck driver was okay, we never found out.

I was just reminded of our almost bull fight, when we passed that bridge today...Only in TEXAS!
I am hoping to get settled in what we call "Our Cabin" and finally get around to reading your blogs, and catch up on what you have been up to! Thanks for staying with me, Janey
*this blog was for tomorrow, but I have had so much trouble using this hotels wifi...that I am going to publish while I am online!


  1. Lots of adventures on this roads!

  2. Oh Janey what a story with a "bullfight" on the road! Did you have a red car perhaps? :)

  3. I'm guessing g it wasn't funny at the time Janey but you did make me smile with this story :)

  4. Dearest Janey,
    One can never know what lies around the next bend... either on the road or in life!
    Good for you that you've arrived safe this far and by now you're for sure inside your cabin with groceries and all.
    Sending you hugs and blessings for June.