One of the blessings
of living where we do
is the beautiful scenery
the wonderful people we get to know.
Last weekend we were invited out to
the 80-acre ranch of some good friends.
They really showed us a great time.
First we had the chance to see their 2-week-old foal.
The kids were disappointed they couldn't ride him,
he was so cute.
But we did get to ride some other horses,
and had a ball doing it.
Doug and I both were pretty rusty,
but it didn't take him long
to get back in that saddle.
Like riding a bike, I guess.
He was in horse heaven.
Once she saw those horses,
she begged to ride,
and then after a couple of times around the arena,
she thought she was ready for a solo act,
(no one holding her horse's rope)
and wanted to go faster!
It was a good first experience for her,
we hope the first of many.