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Wagon Train Beds Down in Lexington

Enjoying some old fashioned travel and friendships are (standing, left to right) Blandford Terry from Waco, Joe Howard from Red Oak, Jim Crenshaw from Waco, Kelly Boesen from Austin, Gary Moyer from Florence, Wally Willey from Houston, Dave Feltenberger from New Braunfels and (kneeling) James Newton from Corpus Christi. The men are standing with two 19-hand tall Belgian Draft Horses, Lotus and Dan. Enjoying some old fashioned travel and friendships are (standing, left to right) Blandford Terry from Waco, Joe Howard from Red Oak, Jim Crenshaw from Waco, Kelly Boesen from Austin, Gary Moyer from Florence, Wally Willey from Houston, Dave Feltenberger from New Braunfels and (kneeling) James Newton from Corpus Christi. The men are standing with two 19-hand tall Belgian Draft Horses, Lotus and Dan. A group of six wagons slowly entered Lexington Monday afternoon, as they prepared to stop for the night and bed down at the Lexington City Park. A group of ten friends, business men and retirees, got together to get back to some old fashioned roots while they traveled by horse-drawn wagons from Deanville through the Lee and Burleson County countrysides.

The riders live all over the state of Texas, with some coming from Waco, New Braunfels, Florence, Houston, Austin, Red Oak and Corpus Christi. They started last Saturday in Deanville and made their way through Farm to Market and County Roads, passing through Dime Box before arriving in Loebau. They spent the night at the Loebau Wagon Stop before heading out Sunday morning for the second day of their trail ride.

Sunday, they spent the night in Fedor at the Arthur Jatzlau property, where the riders said, "We were treated to be best chili dinner and the best iced tea and the most delicious brownies by the most hospitable people around."

Monday, they were in Lexington and Tuesday, they were headed to the little community of Gus, where they stayed at the Darren Martin residence, as they made their way back to Deanville to finalize their great adventure.

Trail rides have gained popularity over recent years. For more information about joining a ride or when rides are scheduled, go to www.texastrailriding.com.

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