Today we spent 12 hours in our car, driving up to Oregon to see Hubby’s family.
Crammed around my legs in the footwell was my computer bag stuffed with magazines and my purse – stuffed with all the little things one grabs on the way out the door at too early in the morning.
I figured I could read up on horsey stuff and write about interesting topics as Hubby drove.
Instead, I slept for about 5 hours. Nice!
When I woke, we were going over the snowy passes (Yikes!) and my mind was filled with all the ways we could slide off the mountain and spend Christmas stuck in a snowbank… so I didn’t do much reading.
Once we were down the other side and safely into Oregon, it was dark… however, I did manage to read one of my magazines.
I’ll share with you one of the many items that I found compelling…
TRAIL RIDER – JAN/FEB 2013
I was so surprised and pleased to read pages and pages dedicated to all the equine travel vacations available! (If I had actually read the front cover, I might not have been as surprised since upon further inspection, it was labeled, “SPECIAL HORSE TRAVEL ISSUE!”.)
Anyway, there were so many beautiful articles and photos about tempting vacations, charts, hints and ads (they even had a list of 128 Trail Riding Adventures!), I found myself daydreaming of how Rojo and I could hang out together in all parts of the US.
How fun would that be?
One trip that particularly caught my eye was a tiny little ad that said “OUTLAW TRAIL RIDE August 4-10,2013”.
Outlaw Trail Ride?
OMG, how fuunnn!
What is it??
The tiny little box said:
“Ride the trails Butch, Sundance and the gang rode. 100 miles in 6 days… We’ll be making HOSTIRY, and you won’t want to miss it. Only 25 riders accepted. Sign up today! www.rideoutlawtrail.com 307-332-7928.
OMG! I had to check this out!
THE MOST FUN EVER ON A HORSE…
Stepping back for a moment, I must tell you that for me, the most fun I have ever had on a horse was when I went to the Varian Ranch and had an Equine Trail Riding vacation (go, if you can).
I loooooved it!
Fabulous food, wine and stories. The scenery was wonderful on their huge private ranch, we rode really hard and we got to know each other really well.
So, I’m always looking to go on another trail riding adventure…
THE OUTLAW TRAIL RIDE?! THE SAME RIDE AS BUTCH AND SUNDANCE?!
SO I WENT TO THE WEBSITE
I put in the URL and perused the site for The Outlaw Trail Ride.
Oooh… If I hasn’t spent so much time working this year and if I had Rojo or Finn in excellent shape, I would do this in a heartbeat!
Sigh. I had already counted myself out.
But then I found a workaround, sort-of.
On one of the pages, they offer HORSE RENTAL.
Clearly, if I rented a horse, that horse would be in shape and familiar with these trails. Maybe like a babysitter for me…
And then I started to think rationally.
Me to self: “You haven’t ridden hard all year. There is no way you could keep up with people who ride hard all the time. And, they only take 25 people so you’d be the slowest one there and you’d be a drag on everyone. By the end of the trip, everyone would be saying how much fun it was except for that bloglady. Too bad we had to leave her in Wyoming. I hope she’s OK…”
Or something like that.
But, I emailed the company for more information anyway. I figured, after looking at the photos on the site, that I looked a lot like most of the women who rode it previously…
What the heck, couldn’t hurt to find out more, eh?
Anyone else want to do this?
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