DW and I haven't ridden much this late fall..our last ride was on November 9th...DW has been sick, and the weather patterns have been rain on the weekend for the last 6 weekends or so. It's been a cold rainy fall here in Dixie.
Total for 2013 is a little over 20% short of my goal of 500 miles and we'll finish the year with 394 miles. We rode a total of 34 weekends and averaged 11.58 miles per ride.
Highlighting the year, Our week in late September at Cataloochee and the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, a four day trip to Big South Fork, many weekend trips to include the Cherokee and Chattahooche National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness area....as well as in Georgia, The Lula Land Trust on Lookout Mountain, Dry Creek, Pigeon Mountain, Garland Mountain and several rides at the Chickamauga Battle field and a few other local places here in Tennessee.
2013 has had it's share of challenges for all of us. For me it hasn't been a bad year but it also wasn't a great year. Still I thank god for letting me have the opportunity to enjoy my life with my wife and horses, family, friends and acquaintances. Thank you lord.
With 2014 comes the hope of health, prosperity, opportunity, and much happiness for all of us. I'm optimistic going into the new year and look forward to what ever it brings.
Happy New year. God bless all of you.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.