DSC_2192Bummer, it’s the end of summer.

The girls start school this coming Thursday and that seems way, way to soon.  But, I was not consulted regarding the schedule or school would start right after labor day.  Of course, both girls have had volley-ball or cross country practices all summer.

So, I have neglected my blogging duties but I have a good excuse.  The girls and I managed a week vacation in FLA visiting my Sister, Bro-in-Law, niece (w/ fiancé), nephew, aunt, uncle, and 2 of my 3 cousins.  Trisha has started her own Travel Guide business which features too much fun and even more fabulous food along with a bit of wine.  I recommend her Visitor Special, so give her a call to book your next FLA Fling.

DSC_2904Julie, my best friend  from JH and HS (and her husband Tom) joined us at Trisha’s for the first couple of days of fun which included lake/wake-boarding, lake-ocean/boogie-boarding, seashore swimming and shelling, visiting, talking, and EATING.  The following days were spent horse-back riding along the beach (FABULOUS!!!), more swimming/shelling, lunching at a colorful local eatery, outlet mall shopping and more EATING before heading to Kelly Park in the Intruder for fossil (shark teeth) hunting, floating, swimming, hiking, and more EATING.

Then we visited the Gambling Plantation and picnicked on the grounds before going to Pete/Beth’s for more visiting, drinking, EATING, fishing and a-Salt-ing Flies with the super duper fly ASaltWeapon; Jimmy lead the attach on the flies with Ivy in the ranks.  Ivy caught so many catfish from the dock that she lost count, but the biggest was a Sail-Cat; very impressive.  After a day spent with Tommy and Sonya watching the girls and dogs play in the artesian well fed pond, followed by a dinner featuring Tony’s award winning clam chowder, we went to the Ringling Museum for our last day in FLA.  Of course we finished the day with more talking, laughing, drinking and EATING.

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The trip was over too soon but not before Jim was bestowed a Granddad Name by JD:  PaaPooh!  After a whirlwind week at work, the family hit Spenser Creek on Lake Oolagah for camping.  I managed a little equine therapy on Sat. morning (riding Kizmet) before joining the gang at the lake.

DSCN4512Ivy and Kizzy bonded over jumps before we all headed through the nursery in Inola for a trailride on Sunday afternoon.

IMG_5127 - CopyBeautiful place to ride and very green for August in Oklahoma.

I can’t wait for some fall YaYa rides since the wet summer should yield some beautiful fall foliage.

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About yayariders

Equine obsessed woman who loves to ride horses, talk about horses, photograph horses/riders, shop for horse stuff, look at horse adds, admire fences, barns, trucks and trailers, and do all things horsey with my kids and friends.
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One Response to The End?

  1. Gayle says:

    Kizmet??? I haven’t heard about this horse. Sounds like you had a fabulous time in Florida — even if it didn’t involve equine therapy!

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