Day 33: Richards (Mexican Hill Ranch) to Shepherd, Texas – 62 miles

A bittersweet roll out of the rest day at Mexican Hill Ranch and the great hosts, Erny and Doris. They could not have been sweeter or more hospitable. Imagine letting me milk and associate with their livestock. It was a life event. I am a better person for meeting them. We rolled out under cloudy skies, with our rider that had been ill and we rode through the Sam Houston National Forest. It was beautiful.

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It was the same group I had been riding with for a couple weeks and every one is comfortable with one another. First SAG at New Waverly Cafe for cherry pie and coffee. We rode another 25 miles and into “The Hop” for burgers and home made onion rings. It was great.

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A nice roll into the very eclectic Shepherd’s Sanctuary.

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It was a nice day.