Let the travels begin! Horse motels and the weather.

Happy Valentine’s Day and happy moving day!SNOW 1

We officially moved out of our house in Ohio today and our first stop it Texas…but the midwest isn’t done with us yet. We planned on driving 374 miles in six hours (per map quest)….but add snow into it and we managed to drive 181 miles in six and a half hours.

On the up side, we haven’t had a reason to stay at a horse motel this close to (our former) home. We had already arranged a horse motel, thanks to horsemotel.com, but when the travel slowed to a max of 40 mph we began a new search.

We try to schedule ahead but with weather issues that sometimes isn’t a choice. We were happy to find Cuttin’ horse motelUp Stables and Mike and Melinda Gerrish. They were very understanding about the weather…especially considering that we were calling on Valentine’s Day!

Maybe the best part was that Mike was kind enough to offer to help us in the morning if we have trouble loading our horses, lol! Turns out not only does he like to ride cutting horses….he also likes verbally ‘cuttin’ up’….lol

snow 2

Well plowed drive….

snow 3

Horse at entrance, nope, he isn’t frozen…just a statue….


  1. Barrie on February 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Moved four horses in December and had to find last minute horse stabling in Sheridan, WY. They use the stalls at the fairgrounds there when storms move in. We were very grateful for this……..Glad that you found a nice place to stay on your trek. Safe travels!!!

  2. Tina on February 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Would love to Meet you. I am out of Holliday, TX. I drive thur Bowie 4 times a day heading to Ft Worth.

  3. tinamarie123 on February 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Hey Stacy what part of Texas you comin to i really admire you and the way you train horses Stay safe on your journey May God be with you and yours,

    • Stacy on February 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Headed to Bowie, Texas for awhile!

  4. lesia mann on February 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    God speed and keep you and your family safe !

  5. Kristine on February 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The adventure continues!
    horsemotels.com, who knew? Im learning, LOL Spring is around the corner and more
    Happy Trails ahead!

  6. LINDA Wilkinson on February 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Safe travels! 22 years ago I made the move from Dallas to Ohio – 3 days with the horses! Now I’m coveting your trip! Dallas Dreaming!

  7. susan talmge and chloe on February 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Miss you already. : { Susan and Chloe

  8. Judie Beaty on February 15, 2014 at 7:19 am

    You’re on your way.. Please keep us posted daily about your journey.. We will all be following you!!
    Praying for safe travels for you all!!!!

  9. Fran on February 15, 2014 at 7:04 am


  10. Deb Geurink on February 15, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Safe travels to you and your family! Hope you drive out of this weather today and you have smooth sailing the rest of the way.

  11. Amanda Borgman on February 15, 2014 at 2:17 am

    You are only a couple miles from me. It is kind of cool to think that one of the people that I admire is a few miles from me. You have been a big influence on me and one day I hope I will get the pleasure to meet you.

  12. Kolette Johnson on February 15, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Glad you stayed at Cuttin Up Stables!!! We have been laying over there each Spring and Fall for the last 3 yrs on our travels between PA n AZ. Melinda n Mike are great folks and have treated us very well. The accommodations there are also great. You landed at a wonderful location. The statue in the front yard was even painted by Melinda. From there we land our next night at Green Acres in Bois D’Arc Missouri…then Another really great spot is Lone Star Bed n Bale in Amarillo. Best to you Stacy n family!!!

  13. Carmalee on February 15, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I got a chuckle out of Mike offering to help you load your horses. 🙂 Godspeed your travels.

    • Stacy on February 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Lol, me too!

  14. Azure James on February 15, 2014 at 1:19 am

    I’m from Western New York but am thinking of moving to either the South or the Midwest. i want to have a few acres pretty cheap but not a real huge farm. What do you think is best?

  15. Nina on February 15, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Stacy, you are a very kind and sweet person…and I am sure the whole family is also! Will pray for safety for you all…and welcome to Texas! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  16. Anne Thomas on February 15, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Have a blast!! Be safe!! We’ll find you at Equine Affaire!! See you then!! 🙂

  17. Rada Rogers on February 15, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Come stay with us in Billings MT Equine Motel Box T Ranch eq

  18. mud fur and feathers on February 15, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Wishing safe traveling for you and your four-footed “kids”

  19. Brenda Boldt on February 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Woohoo, let the adventure begin! Happy love day to you and yours. Happy you found accommodations for you all. Blessings to you all for safe and happy trails.<3

  20. Jenny Martin on February 15, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Glad you found such a nice spot to stop! Hope all the horses did okay. Keep us posted, and may God be your co-pilot!

  21. Stephanie Hobson on February 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Sounds like Mike and Melinda were an excellent find for you guys. There’s a plastic horse like that in the front yard of a house about half a mile from my house, in downtown McKinney, Texas. You are definitely headed in the right direction!

  22. Janette on February 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Awesome, the adventure has begun. That’s the beauty of making your self a little vonrable. You will discover some real hidden gems, and enrich your life with character.

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