ODYSSEY 2023: DAY 38

Today, Tuesday, April 11, 2023, right at noon, Bart Smith completed his 38-day journey (say hike) up the Chisholm Trail—starting from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, to end at the old Kansas Pacific Railway Station (thereabouts) in Abilene, Kansas.

Although not as planned (and certainly not as expected) this journey (none the less) turned out to to be a joy-filled time!

Early morning tomorrow, we’ll drop Bart off at the airport in Wichita. From there he’ll fly back to his home near Seattle. From Wichita, Barry will haul me back to Big Lost Creek near Seneca, Missouri, where my old truck is parked. From there, he’ll travel on to Alabama, and home. I’ll be needing further medical attention, likely at the Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Thanks Bart; thanks Barry—it’s been one more memorable time in this old man’s life! And to all you who lifted me up in prayer, for your thoughtfulness, no words can adequately express my gratitude.

God Bless You All…


A Historic Side Trip

I would like to express our (Bart, Barry and my) appreciation to Adam Dreher (video creator) and his father-in-law, Bruce Funk, who took us to this historic site, the old Chisholm Trail ruts near Newton, Kansas, then granted permission to post this link to my site.

Odyssey 2023: The Chisholm Trail Hike On!

Nimblewill and his companions Dan Sims, Bart Smith, and Barry Riddle have left the building! Well, they left from the Alamo on March 4th (I just realized there is a pun there) for this year’s Odyssey up the Ol’ Chisholm Trail. Please follow along by clicking here.

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