Bekah and I were supposed to leave for Reno at 6am on Friday morning but I didn't wake up until a few minutes before six, so we actually made it out to I-5 at 7am. We encountered fog in south Eugene that lasted until Rogue River but other than that and a lot of construction we made good time.
We stopped just north of Weed, CA for lunch and let the Jasmine and Rosanna out for a little walk to stretch their legs. Boy did we get stares! Reminded me of when I was traveling out to Colorado many years ago with my pet mini pig.
Since their was no hot water available at the rest area we stopped a few miles down the road in McCloud where the nice guys at the Chevron station let us fill up the bucket to heat the bottles for the LaMancha buckling we were taking down with us. While I was giving him his lunch, Bekah was having fun playing in the snowbanks.
A few miles down the road from there we stopped at a view point to take more pictures of Mt. Shasta and let Bekah do some more playing in the snow. The pavement was dry and clear and traffic was pretty light so we made good time through the mountains.
Just before we crossed from CA into NV I got a call from Bob who said his drop off location was north of Reno and maybe we should meet him there. I found the right exit off of HWY 395 and stopped at the Shell Station and called Bob back. While we were talking he got a call from the gal he was delivering a mini horse too, and she said "There is a Shell Station at the exit....I'll meet you there". A few minutes later they were both there and the exchange of goats and paperwork was completed by 6pm.
My original plan was to spend the night in Reno, but since I wasn't feeling tired I decided to drive back as far as Susanville. In Susanville, we stopped and fed our new buck kid (he was just born on the 13th) "Mo" his bottle and then I decided to drive on a little further. I ended up driving all the way back to Weed, CA and stopped at a truck stop there about 10pm.
We re-arranged the kennels, leaving just one in the back of the minivan and then Bekah and I crammed ourselves into the remaining space. About midnight I woke up and checked on the buck kid. He was shivering so I wrapped him in a towel and tucked him into my sleeping bag with me. About 3:30am Bekah woke up complaining about "freezing!" And she was right it was freezing - it was 20 degrees outside and there was ice inside the van! At that point additional sleep was futile so after using the facilities and grabbing a cup of hot coco for her and coffee for me we ht the road.
We arrived in Medford about 5:30am and figured that was too early to call the lady that we were picking Mystery up from, so we waited until after we had given the buckling his breakfast and called her at 7:30am. Unfortunately we still managed to wake her up, but she said we were welcome to come by and pick Mystery up.
We left her place in Rogue River about 8:30am and made it back home just a little before noon. Bekah did very good for most of the trip although at one point just before we crossed into NV she said to remind her "not to sign up for another trip like this!"
We are very excited about the does and buck kid we brought home and looking forward to seeing them grow and mature here on the ranch.
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