Summary (AU): Lucas Friar is the New York City bad boy who gets sent to live with his grandfather in a small town in Texas after a prank gone too far at his high school. When his grandfather forces him to work as a ranch hand at a local farm, he meets the owner’s daughter, who offers to give him riding lessons. As they get to know each other better, they soon discover that she can teach him more than just how to ride a horse, and he can teach her about not taking life so seriously all the time.
Chapter 2: Meet the Neighbors
Grandpa Joe’s house sat old and tired at the edge of town where the main road forked off into the middle of nowhere. As the pickup truck turned onto the dirt path that led up to the driveway, Lucas had faint flashes of the hot summers he spent running around the front yard with his cousins when he was a kid. He had loved it here for the sole fact that it was quiet, simple, and absolutely nothing like New York. But as the truck skidded to a stop in front of the white farmhouse that desperately needed a new paint job and numerous repairs, all thoughts of fond memories disappeared and Lucas was left with the feeling of dread that had been eating at him since the day his parents told him he would be living here.
Norfolk & Western #2197, a 5,600HP, 2-8-8-2 Mallet type compound locomotive of the Y6 Class pulls heavy freight down the main street of North Fork, WV. 1958. The Y6 class represented steam power in the last steam-diesel duel, taking on four GM locos at once. The result: a tie.
Recipe of the Day: Grilled Cauliflower Steak Dinner Rubbed with harissa (North African spiced chile paste) and wrapped in foil, inch-thick cauliflower steaks become a fork-tender main dish with a hint of char.