Monday, February 25, 2008

Wonderful weekend....

Had a great weekend.......Started off thinking it was not going to be that great. We were supposed to camp and ride with the club at Coleta Valley......camping would be primitive, but that was okay.....we packed up the generator (which we use sparingly), filled the trailer tanks with water and our 55 gallon extra tank for the horses and us if we run out. Well it started raining Thurs night.....it rained, it rained, it rained......and it rained......Was still raining a little bit Friday morning. I took off work to go to the grocery for supplies and so we could get move on before noon. Well then the call came.......no camping due to too much rain.....crappy !!!!
I was really disappointed even though we could still ride on Saturday, I wanted to camp all weekend. I knew if we rode Sat and came home then we probably would not ride again Sunday. I was jonesin' for some ridin' !!!!!
Just then.......Bear said...."Let's just go to KC".....www.kcranchalabama.com.....WOW!!! I was major game and we got the dogs and hopped in the truck.......Called 2 couples that were supposed to camp with us at Coleta and they were game also.
We got up there around 5:00 - set up camp - built a fire and cooked some burgers.
Got up Saturday morning and what??????? FREEZING.......OK now - weather man said 50's.....where the heck is the sun? I don't think it got over 38 degrees.
I brought no long underwear and then realized I had left my gloves.......eeeekkkkk!
But we dressed the best we could.....thank goodness I brought my new flannel lined chaps....cooked some breakfast (yummy eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits).....made lunches and tacked up. Left out and rode for about 4.5 hours. Had a great ride. Came back - warmed a Boston Butt I had bought earlier in the week......sat around the campfire and laughed and laughed at V. V. is a friend - she is 26 years old and is the funniest little thing. Her horse's name is Sugar (same as my dog) but I call her Miss America and it is now sticking - everyone is calling her that. She is the prettiest thing, with big eyes and loooooonnnnnngggg eyelashes. She is chestnut with flaxen mane and tail like Chance.
Got up Sunday morning, ate egg sandwiches and tacked up again. Rode for about 3 hours and packed up.
Got home around 5:00 - it was so good to see the fillies - they really missed the boys....they were chasing the trailer as we were driving into the pasture to drop the boys.
Just a fantastic weekend......
I did take several pictures and will post them tomorrow......great waterfall shots.
J