Friday, January 28, 2011

And the Adventure Continues

Marla, Steve, Connor, Kylie, Charleigh Hewitt and I all finished the last one hundred miles from Thomas to Frederick last June!! We went lots slower this time, but had just as much fun!!! Riding in the parade to honor Bud and Temple's ride in the NYC parade with Teddy Roosevelt was a thrilling experience!!
Then it was off to UCross, Wyoming with Donna!! What a great week we had....can't say enough great things about all the Fund for Teachers staff and the Apache Corp. people. Loved it!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

An Big Day in Frederick!

Tomorrow is a big day in Frederick, Oklahoma! There will be a recreation of Bud and Temple Abernathy leaving for their historic trip to New York City to meet their friend President Theodore Roosevelt! April marks the 100th anniversary of this amazing accomplishment. Please keep in mind that Bud and Temple were 10 and 6 years old in 1910! There are many events planned for Saturday, April 10, 2010. “Theodore Roosevelt” will attend the day’s events and will be there for the “wolf hunt” reenactment that evening!

I went horseback riding last night! What a relaxing event. Thanks Marla and Steve for being such great friends and putting up with such an inexperienced rider! We rode close to the Cimarron River, and the Hewitt’s dogs came along for the outing. The scared up two deer! What a beautiful sight as they scampered across the field with their white tails bobbing! And yes, for those of you who are wondering, I can walk today! It has been a while since the last horseback ride, but I had a great horse to ride. “Chunk” is a beautiful paint, and she is easy to ride. But I am a little like Temple on his first ride. I need a ladder to saddle up! Maybe I will get better as we practice!

Check back soon! I will have lots of news from Frederick!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

No Joke!

It is hard to believe that two young boys were able to accomplish all the things that Bud and Temple Abernathy did. Although today is April Fool's Day, the boys' accomplishments are no joke! They continue to amaze and inspire me!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What Would You Take With You

In today's reading, the boys traveled across the Texas Panhandle. They travele through places like Esteline, Turkey, Quitaque (Kitty-Quay), and Silverton. They said it was very hot and dusty. Temple drank gyp water and suffered for it! Bud tried to cure him with some castor oil! There wasn't very much room in those saddlebags to carry supplies from home. That brings us to today's question. If you were going on a trip like this, what would you put in your backpack? Thing about it and let us know!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Would Your Parents Let You Go?

Today we read the part of the story where Bud and Temple get permission to go to Santa Fe, NM on an adventure. Their plans will take them from SW Oklahoma to Roswell, New Mexico on to Santa Fe, and then home. Remember that the boys were 5 and 9 years old when they asked permission to do this. They wanted to have their own adventures because they were tired of hearing about their dad’s adventures. Their dad was none other than Jack “Catch ‘em Alive” Abernathy, U. S. Marshall to Oklahoma and friend to President Theodore Roosevelt.

Some students thought their parents might let them have an adventure like this. I don’t agree. I think the students were just guilty of wishful thinking! Each of us longs to have adventure, and this story speaks to that part in each person who hears this story.
The question of the day: Do you think you would let your child have an adventure like this? Why or why not?

Remember to check us out on facebook! The Abernathy Challenge

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Started Reading Bud and Me today

The students and I have begun the discussion about Bud and Temple Abernathy for the 2009-2010 school year! Last week we had some discussions about some of the interesting people that set the stage....Jack "Catch 'em Alive" Abernathy, Quanah Parker, and Burk Burnett just to name a few! We talked about Theodore Roosevelt and his quote, "...far better it is to dare mighty things...."
Will you share with us the "mighty things" you would like to accomplish or have accomplished in your life!
We "dare" you to dream big!

Please remember if you are a student to include your first name only....If you include your last name, I cannot publish your post if you are a student! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Facebook Group

I made a facebook group called The Abernathy Challenge....join and see what is coming soon!