Have a Safe Weekend

Perhaps some of you have already left for your grand adventure this weekend. Lucky you.

We don't get to leave until Saturday night but 2 nights are better then none. We are headed out into Wendy's territory - we are going horse camping! Well, trail riding too but that we've done before.

Our trail riding experience has mostly been on a great ranch in Klickitat county looking for cows. If you find cows then it was a gather. If you don't find any cows, then it was a trail ride. Dennis and I have around Battle Ground Lake a time or two and down a few other local trails and he has been on some incredible rides with the Mounted Search and Rescue on searches and on training (on trails I wouldn't ride!). But not to just head down the trail with friends. And that is what we get to do this weekend.

We are going up with some Fence Rider friends to Glenwood, Washington. If you haven't been up there, it is a cute little (and I mean little) town at the foot of Mt Adams. It was in line for that forest fire in July. Fortunately, it didn't do a lot of damage to people and structures.

Actually Glenwood is famous for their N.P.R.A. Ketchum Kalf Rodeo on Father's Day weekend. It is a good blend of great cowboys, local folks and beautiful scenery and one of the best burgers around.

The area also has a great new horse camp that we'll have to tell you about later but this trip, we are staying at the rodeo grounds and riding out on the local trails. Or so I'm told.

It is good that the weather has been a bit wet so that all of us recreating out in the woods this weekend wouldn't be in quite such danger of wild fire but still remember to be VERY careful of any type of open flame while you are out there. We don't want any more of those nasty things around. It seems that Mother Nature is starting enough of them by herself.

So with that said, have a great weekend and I'll try to get some pictures of the area to share with you when we get back.

Stay tuned ......

And Blessings to you all,


We have good friends that live up there and they sent us this picture when that fire first started.

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