Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Back in the Saddle Again.......After 35 Years!

Happy Birthday to Summer!!
What a great place to celebrate this special day with her.

After breakfast there was another cattle drive.....and this time I chose a safer spot to video from.

Guess who went on this morning's trail ride???

I did! I DID!!
I joined Sabrina and Rayne, who have been riding every morning, along with our guide, Macon.

Look how happy Rayne is!
She's riding her favorite horse and his name is Neigh-kid!

I rode Rowdy and he was a great horse for me.

Sabrina is an acoomplished rider and rode Silas.
Our trail led down to a small lake and it was a beautiful ride.

I had such a good time and am so glad I decided to ride.
It had been 35 years since I was last on a horse. That was the time I rode down the Royal Gorge in Colorado!

We rode for about and hour and the time went back so fast that I could not believe we were already heading back!

We passed this abandoned house and Rayne rode up to the windows to look inside.
There was an old trunk, a cookstore, and other debris.....as in a lot of debris.
Since everyone has a story, I believe every old house has one, too.
Wouldn't you love to hear what this old house would have to say if it could talk?

It was our last full day here and we loved every minute of it.
I watched Rayne train in the arena while she had a private lesson on doing barrels from Pastor Daryl.

After dinner tonight, we went on a different trail ride and came out of the woods just as the sun was setting and it was beautiful. The nightly campfire with singing and a time of testimony and sharing closed out the camp day.

We stayed outside to carve our last pumpkin for here in Arkansas and he made an immediate friend.
I'm still sitting by the campfire tonight as I write this journal entry.
We have had a great time here and I treasure the time I was able to spend with Summer, Sabrina and Rayne.

Happy Birthday, Summer Dee!!!
I love you dearly and am so blessed to have you for my daughter!


Ginny Hartzler said...

You look like you have always been riding! Happy Birthday Summer, and it looks like you did have such a happy one! Surrounded by loved ones in a fun place.

Bluebird49 said...

I can just feel how happy you are to be there. So glad you got to spend special memory making time with your girls! 💕💕

Melissa Y said...

Happy birthday to Summer! What a blessing for you all to be able to make so many wonderful memories together.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the kitty I the last photo...sweet. (and Summer of course, that goes without saying).

You've done better than me ...it's been over 5 decades since I went horseback riding!
Love the name Neigh-kid!!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Happiest of days to Summer! I am so glad you are all celebrating together!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to Summer! The horseback riding looks like fun. I haven't been on a horse in years either. I would wonder about the story of the abandoned house too. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. So happy for you!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Summer

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Summer! You really had a special birthday this year! And you are in El Dorado where I was born...over 70 years ago! lol It looks like fun and I'm glad you rode the horse, Linda! Sweet hugs to you all, Diane

Changes in the wind said...

Didn't you look good in the saddle with the group and Rayne is so cute with her hat. Happy Birthday to Summer and many more.

MadSnapper said...

Happy birthday Summer, and that cat is beautiful. love the face. what a ride, you look so good on Rowdy. I have always wanted to ride but never have and now i could not get on one, and with my back and hips it would not work. enjoy your vacation, i can see you are

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy birthday to Summer! You did good getting back on a horse again. Not just once but twice in one day!It is such a beautiful place and going for a ride there must have been wonderful!!

BeachGypsy said...

Happy happy HAPPIEST birthday Summer Dee!!!--- I feel like I know you! You are so pretty and full of life! What a wonderful birthday celebration--- so much fun. What a neat place to celebrate!

photowannabe said...

What an amazing time you have had!
You look like you belong on a horse and I'm so glad you could spend this time with family.
Precious memories.

Wanda said...

Look at YOU!! Ride 'm cowboy!!! You look like a natural on that horse.
What great time you had. And Happy Birthday to Summer. That picture of her with the cat is adorable.

Estelle's said...

Well, I am officially jealous Linda...I would have loved to be on this ride too...a true passion of mine@ What a marvelous day this was for you..happy birthday wishes to Summer too!

Vick said...

Happy Birthday to Summer and many, many more! Her name really does suit her.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

That is so fantastic and it really looked like all of you were having a lot of fun. Love your new friend :)