My sis and I decided for a Father's Day gift that we would both ride with my Dad, something he loves to do as he's "Livin' the dream". It has been years since Stacie was able to ride due to her being pregnant or recovering from pregnancy. God smiled on us that day as it was the nicest day we've had yet. I mean GORGEOUS! This was my first time riding on the new ranch that they manage. It is a beautiful property, as you can see by these pictures. This is Dad on Nellie with Mt. Hood in the background. Is this God's country or what?The wildflowers were in full bloom. Stacie is on the right, riding Dundee, and I'm on the left, riding Lightening. I wish I could show you the panoramic view from this spot. We could see four mountain peaks, Mt Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and even the tip of Mt. Rainer. What fun to ride with my sis. Because she has had some serious pelvis/hip issues, I thought those days might have been over for good. God is slowly healing her and I'm so excited to be able to do more activities with her. Of course, we couldn't take a ride without checking on the cows. I thought this was a cute picture of Lightening with her ears all perked up.This was the best part of the ride, when we got to explore an old homestead house that was still in pretty good shape. You could tell it was a nice house at one time. We were able to walk upstairs, although we didn't stay long when we saw the thick layer of mouse poo all over the floor. I loved the old bay window in the parlor. I just kept thinking about the people who lived there. If those walls could only talk!I caught this very natural picture of my sis riding along. It was simply a fabulous day. We always have such good conversations with my dad while riding horseback. Happy Father's Day, Dad!
Also, if you have time, please click here to link up to my sis's blog for our pioneer cemetery adventure from the previous weekend. It is a wonderful post, indeed.
I've been crazy busy with the scrapbooking, gardening, my niece visiting and remodeling, so I haven't been able to check out your blogs. Hope to soon. Miss all my bloggy friends!