Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Saturday Ride

Today, I got up at 6:15 on a Saturday...a Saturday, to head on down to the barn.  Today was the 5 mile trail ride to benefit St Jude's.  And all week long I have been watching the weather report to see what today was going to be like.  Let me tell you, it was beautiful!!!  Could not have asked for a better day.  After we got the tack all loaded and the horses on the trailer and I was absolutely sure that I had my very large cup of coffee in the truck, off we went.  The ride was local, at Quail Pines Plantation.  I had never been there before.  The property was so beautiful.  Around every corner, the land changed.  We went up some hills (not very steep, just the kind that I like) and through some fields, down some lanes where the trees made canopies.  Then we came to my favorite part.  The water.  Very large clearing so that you and your horse could go right in.  Several of us got right in on our horses up to our knees.  Flint(that's my horse I took today) loves to splash around just like a bad child.  It's almost like he is trying to wet the others!  Then out of the water and on to some more riding.  It was so nice.  After 3 hours of trail riding, we made it back to where we started and it was time for lunch.  They had hot dogs, chips, baked beans, candy, cookies...none of which I can eat.  So...it was a good thing I had packed my lunch.  Then they did the raffle drawing and we all sat in the shade and just hung out and talked for a while.  I in my wet boots and jeans.  Ahh, feels good.  It was a fabulous day.  And while I was out on my fabulous ride in the fabulous weather, my beloved hubby was taking kids to soccer games, and taking a 2yr old to the potty every 5 min, and fixing lunch, and cleaning up dog pee...I love him soo much!

Sorry you don't get any pictures.  I did take my camera and I had FULL intentions of taking lots of pics.  Sadly, I left the memory card at home..in the computer from the last post!!  And so it goes...

3 comments:

HisGeorgiaPeach said...

I just love Saturdays. It sounds like you had a great one. :)

Hope the rest of your weekend goes just as well!

~Sarah

Aimee said...

The weather was so great this morning. I couldn't get the kids in . Heck, I didn't want to come in either. We are headed back out shortly. I swear I am a happy person the minute fall hits! Your ride sounded glorious!

Giddy-Up said...

Sounds like a great day! Something to look forward to!