- Ride bareback
- Hang out with horses
- Ride backwards
- Trail Ride
- Hang out with horses and friends at same time. Bonus: add food.
Make a top ten list of things to do this summer, was the WordPress PostaDay prompt waiting in my inbox this morning. I’ll answer it in another way: we’ll take all the horse stuff as a given, and then add another top ten.
My top ten excluding (gasp, choke, rend, tear) horses:
- Go to Yosemite, (where I will
ride in the mountainsstick my feet in the Merced river and watch dragon flies move sunlight) and wave at the bears.
- Build sand castles on the beach, eat sandy sandwiches, and
stare longingly at riders going into the surfenjoy playing “wave tag” with the kids.
- Play in the pool with the kids. Where we will likely have
ridingastride water-noodle races.
- Plop down in favorite spots, and get completely lost in a novel. Maybe under the palm tree at the pool, or on the sun porch listening to sprinklers hiss and kids yelling. Who is reading a good novel with horses in it? Titles, please.
- Take self on a photo shoot in a favorite wilderness area (the one with the riding trails.)
- Cool off under the giant redwoods on a hot day, when everything smells like bark, dust, lichen, water, and horses. (They have guided horse tours somewhere around there.)
- Listen to the bull frogs sing, under the stars, at Bull Frog pond.
- Not likely but will include: Go to Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, the Valley of Fire, and heck, while I’m at it, Death Valley (that might be a soon thing – too hot in the summer)
- Fill pockets full of rocks at beach while swearing to Shaun that for once, I will not fill pockets full of rocks. Look the other way when kids do the same.
- Give Hudson a bath on a hot day, get completely soaked, and enjoy the heck out of it.
(Yup, same woman who believes washing her car is far too difficult to attempt. You didn’t really think I could leave a horse out of the top ten, did you??)
So let’s hear it. What’s your top ten list for the summer??