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Hello Arkansas

Fourth state entered on Pony Ride 2013

rain 72 °F
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Sunday morning, 7:24 am and the ponies are on the road again. There is rain in the forecast, but everyone is hoping that the rain will hold off at least until the ponies are safely across the Greenville Bridge. The welcome center to the city of Greenville was shaped liked an old steamship, complete with catfish for Colleen.

What an awesome sight to see the spires of the expansion posts rising into the air. The rain held off and the riders safely crossed into Mississippi.




So goodbye Mississippi


And hello Arkansas


What a change from rolling hills and cotton fields to flat highways through farmland. We did get to see beautiful Lake Chicot along the way before heading into Montrose.


Karen and I got everything packed up and supper in the skillet before heading to meet the riders for lunch in Hamburg, AR. (Which was the hometown of Scottie Pippen.) We had a very sweet gal at the Exxon station that allowed us to eat lunch inside.


This gave the riders a break from the rain. The riders got back on the road and headed to Crossett. We will be riding on Rt 82 for the next few days...so follow along on your atlases. In Crossett, we found a Mc Donald's that had good WiFi so Karen and I hung out there for the afternoon, updating pics and videos. The team came through and decided to go ahead to Strong, AR where we picked them up at a small Baptist Church. The ponies felt fine today and were able to ride through the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. The team got into "Bridge Formation" as they went up and over the Ouachita River.


The berm of the road is nice and wide which makes the riding so much better. The team finished the day at 100 miles on the nose. average was 15.3 with 6 hours and 32 minutes in the saddle. We are staying at a Country Inn and Suites and it is a winner; only a little over a hundred a night and all 5 of us can fit in (with Dan's cot.) I can't wait for tomorrow night and our first stop at a warm showers.

Wynn will leave us with his thoughts this evening.
Thanks for riding along with us....

We wanted to give a couple of shout outs. First, to Greg Orlowski, for allowing Dan to borrow his cot. It allows us to stay in a suites tonight and enjoy the amenities. Second, Larry Best, you will be glad to know that today we were calling out road hazards as 'derbis'. Larry, we think you know what that will mean. All is well. Thank you all for your comments. Wynn

Posted by brendagerber07 11:48

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Love the helmet cam! Full screen and I'm right there behind you!

by Ev Roob

Keep up the good work! So proud of you guys for staying ahead of schedule. Love the pictures and the blog. Especially like the video over the bridge. Be safe and well.
Charlie & Susan Eavenson

by Charlie Eavenson

Go tribe! Go Browns! Go Pony Riders!

Say hello to the Duggars for me if you see them.

I am enjoying your ride.
Marques Haynes

by Mark Mayo

Oops, Forgot "Go Bucks"!

by Mark Mayo

What an amazing trip!! Pictures and updates are great!!
Keep riding and be safe!

by Jim and Jill Tyree

Love your video. So did Sharia, she was sleeping and heard Wynn 's voice. She went looking. How cute. Tried to show her the video on my IPad, with full view of Wynn . Didn't work.

by Ev hobar

So glad you are having a great trip! Love it when dreams come true! Stay Safe... God Bless all of you!

by Kathy Flury

I look forward every day to seeing how the bikers are doing, and to Brenda for all the comments, pictures and videos. Good job to all of you.

by Bobbie Buckland

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