Thursday, July 06, 2006
Bullet and Charlie
It's been over 5 years since John and I have saddled up. Still, I consider myself an expert - don't you dare give me the lazy, "gentle enough for a baby" horse. I want one with spunk. With that in mind, Charlie was my steed. AKA, Chuck, this guy was the baby of the herd - at four years old, he ambled along the trails like "a drunken sailor" (as described by our guide). He was very interested in everything else, including the rear end of the horse in front of us, and chewing on the stirrup (he showed a little interest in my shoe too). He reminded me of Brayden, and I loved him. In fact, I LOVED the whole experience - as did John who rode "Bullet", an ex race horse. When it came time to trot, Bullet was ready to win, and John got a bit of a lecture about holding him off from the gallop for the sake of the other, "less experienced" riders. Someday, hopefully soon, we'll get a chance to return when it's just the four of us - John, Bullet, myself and Charlie - (and, of course, the guide) - and then, we'll kick it up a notch! The two hours flew by - the scenery was amazing, I can't reccomend the experience enough.
Afterwards we retired at a bed and breakfast along the McKenzie River. It was our first experience with a B&B, and we were not disapointed. Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, and don't even get me started on the delicious homemade breakfast......
Thanks, Whites, for watching our kids and allowing us to have our favorite date night of the year!