Monday, June 23, 2008

Talk About Trails West

The Annual Pony Express Re-Ride is going on right now commemorating the nearly 2,000 mile route the riders used in 1860 to deliver mail. (This brings to mind the old t.v. show The Young Riders - anyone but my sisters remember this? Another aside, there was a moment several years ago when I was on a horse and we took off across the meadow. My dad was close behind and I always thought we looked rather like The Young Riders riding through the prairie in this clip. Ok, maybe not exactly, but I'm pretty sure the speed of our horses was close...)

Alright, back on track.

You can follow the riders' progress via GPS on this website:

GPS isn't exactly the most historical part of the trip, but it's kind of cool to see where they are.

My goal is to see the rider while they're in Wyoming. Good thing they have GPS these days so I can know when and where to find 'em.


1 comment:

Kelly said...

Ha ha, Teaspoon! I forgot about that show, but remember you loved it.