Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday and Moose

Happy Sunday!
Only two more days and the madness will be finished (hoping).  All the calls, all the tiring.
Saturday ended up being a beautiful Fall day.  Mailing (son's girlfriend) and I did go horseback riding.  We went to Haycock Stables in Perkasie and had a trail ride through Nockamixon State Park.  It was nice, but not as much fun as we were hoping for.  The horses only walked...not even a trot!  And they stayed in single file the entire time so that Mailing and I couldn't even ride together.  It was a fairly large group we were with - a bunch of 14 year old girls who were cute and pretty funny.  The annoying thing was that one of the owners kept asking me (after I had paid) if I was going to leave a tip.  Really?  About 5 times she asked me before the ride and another 4-5 times when we got back.  Oy vey.  Here is Mailing on Piper.  I am on Moose.  What a name!  And Moose was slow...I kept having to nudge (kick) him to get him to move!

Afterwards we went back to Colin & Mailing's for dinner:  Lemon Chicken Orzo soup and Crab Cakes.  They are both fabulous cooks.
Turns out both Talbot and Marcel enjoy a little whipped cream:

It was a fun day, but I was beat afterwards...and yes, a sore butt for sure.  At least I was able to get on and off the horse ok (and Moose was BIG).
Today was spent doing a ton of laundry and grocery shopping and tomorrow it is back to reality and work.


  1. Yuck ..... assembly line horses. That is no fun at all!

    But, at least at the end of the trail, there was a good meal!

  2. Woo hoo! You made it, even as weird as it was-and that meal. Yowza. Now I'm hungry!

  3. Hmm. Interesting. Not the perfect ride, but hopefully it was fun anyway. And the food! Must be nice to be a good cook.

  4. How very off-putting, to be nagged about a tip. I would have had to say something. Politely, but directly.

    And crabcakes! How lovely.

  5. I love horseback riding and Nockamixon - we haven't been for a while, I think it's time to go back.

    OK I am now officially hungry ... and I love those kitkats!