In the meantime, my old college chum J.D. Gath, seen below in a still from that 1970 college film I've been bending your ear about for the last several weeks...
...has a very cool contest for you. And since it's in the service of a terrific cause, I thought I'd share.
WIN A TRIP TO TIERRA MADRE!!!
That’s right! You can win an all-expense paid, three-day, two-night trip for two to the Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary in Cave Creek, Arizona.
The winner and guest will be staying at the Spur Cross Inn, a lovely spirit-of-the-west bed & breakfast in historic Cave Creek. The Saguaro Casita features a king-sized bed, a built-in daybed, a fireplace and a garden tub with Jacuzzi-type jets, as well as a kitchenette, cable TV and wireless internet. The picture window views of the mountains to the north are unmatched in the Sonoran Desert.
You can visit their website at Spur Cross B&B.
A full breakfast will be served daily in the main house.
Plus there are two horses on the premises -– a rescued ex-polo pony and her two-year old son. And they’re friendly, too.
Transportation will be provided by Tierra Madre and our winner and guest are welcome to spend as much time here on the ranch as they desire.
One evening will feature a cook-out here at the ranch and one night we’ll have dinner at one of the top restaurants in Cave Creek. Also, the quaint little town of Cave Creek is a terrific place to shop for all things western and features dozens of mom and pop stores within a short walking distance of each other.
This is your chance to come and hang out with the Horses of Tierra Madre and to be a living part of the day-to-day workings of the ranch.
The winner will have the choice of two weekends: either Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 7, 8 & 9 or October 14, 15 & 16.
The winner will be chosen on Saturday, July 30th and will be notified immediately.
As always, raffle tickets are available at $10 for one ticket and 3 tickets for $25.
Entry donations can be sent via the PayPal function on our website, at How to Donate, or check or money orders can be mailed to:
Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary
27115 N. 45th St.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
The value of this prize is estimated at about $2,000.
And -- if you live in the Phoenix area, don’t hesitate to enter. Everybody can use a weekend away from home. And we’ll throw in two airline tickets to either Los Angeles or Las Vegas!
This is the best raffle we’ve ever done; if I were you, I’d enter early and often.
The Horses of Tierra Madre can’t wait to meet and hang out with you!
Oh - & we’ll provide the treats.
Sounds fantastic -- a chance to see the American West AND help out a guy doing really wonderful stuff simply because he's a mensch.