Saturday, October 29, 2011

Back to reality

We have just returned home from a week long trail ride in south central Missouri.
Here are some pictures from our trip. Now maybe I can get back into a regular blog entry! LOL!
With trying to get the horses in shape for this trip and getting sheep and goats sheared this fall time has been limited.
But, boy was it worth the hours conditioning the horses! It was beautiful!!

We went to Big Creek Trail Rides . It is about two hours east of Springfield, Missouri.

One of the beautiful river crossing. This is on the Current River.

Max and Barach (our two horses) cross tied to some beautiful lodge pole pines. This is  at the  'lunch on the trail' on Tuesday. So much fun riding out on the trail and eating lunch. They staff did a great job of getting everyone fed. And ALL the food was delicious! Will have to start the diet now.  :)

This is David and Adele, the couple we went with to the camp. 

This is Starman and Cruise, David and Adele's two horses.

The water making those little 'rapids' is all coming from an underground spring!! This is also on the Current River.

Trying to get the fall colors

A picture just doesn't show how beautiful the colors were.

This is our camp site. With David and Adele enjoying the warm fire on  a cool foggy morning.

Our sleeping arrangement for the week. It was great. A bed, a fan and a heater  makes a great  setup.  Needless to say we had the 'lowlyest' of camping set ups.  :)

Horses waiting at the hitching post while we look at a neat old cabin.

History of the cabin.

More history.

This cabin.

This neat old barn.

And their corn crib.

The horses waiting patiently. (Actually, I think they were praying for no more hills to climb.)

One of two eagles we say on the ride. We rode directly under this magnificent bird and he just stayed their watching us. It was one of the highlights of the whole ride!! He couldn't have been more then fifteen feet above us! 

This is a small water fall between two ponds. There were three pond right in a  row and they were spring feed. A very neat site!!

This is how the 'other' end of the riders slept!  LOL!!!

A bad picture, but I these are like 5 x 5 'cages' that are filled with rocks. have never seen anything like it before so had to get a picture.

The most unusual horses we say on our trip!

These were infront of a bank in Mountain View, Missouri.

Just so cool!!!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. We had a wonderful time. But so glad to be home, take a shower with GOOD water pressure, sleep in my own bed and not have to put all my winter clothes on to just of potty! LOL

1 comment:

  1. That looks like it was so much fun. I love your tent. It is amazing what people will spend to "camp". I just don't get it. Maybe it is because I don't have "it". LOL. That would be a dream ride for me. I have seen those rock cages in NC and FL. Great idea though.