Behold, it came to pass that Sean and I visited with our fantastic host family, The Taylors. This is no ordinary family as the patriarch, Dr Robert, or Bob or just Doc to his friends is none other than the star of the Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets” show, now “retired” to a fully functioning commercial cattle ranch in South West Wyoming called Lonetree.
As you can plainly see he wasn’t chosen for his good looks, but, for his skill and dedication as an Orthopedic Veterinary surgeon.
Mrs Taylor, Maggie, who obviously was chosen for her good looks, set about spoiling us about as much as she has Knox since he arrived back in June. With Susannah’s help, she provided meals, good conversation and always a willing ear to new concepts and old solutions.
Marissa, having the advantage of meeting us in Australia, kept a low profile while Zach started with a polite, bemused smile but warmed to a fully skeptical laugh.
“Lonetree” welcomed us with the first fairdinkum fall of snow for the season and then, thankfully, summer returned to allow us to get on with livestock education, roping, a clinic, an introduction to the book of Mormon, Yellowstone National Park, the mammary glands of the Wyoming Beaver, fly-fishing, a study of the local geology, fencing in the USA, country music, roping, rodeo, did I mention roping, big trucks, goose neck trailers corral design, stogeys and trout.
Over the next few weeks we will flesh out many of the stories associated with this incredible journey, but for now I have published some pictures over at Fairdinkumsnaps.
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