Just Say Neigh
Oct 25 -
Which would you rather do? Spend three more hours in Mel driving through Arkansas with cows on your left and cows
on your right or would you stop in a cute little town which just happens to have about 6 different
stables for horseback riding within 5 minutes drive?
For us, the choice was clear. New Orleans could wait one more day while our weary bones took a break and enjoyed
the Ozarks. We headed up to Panther Valley Ranch and slapped down our $15 bucks each.
Our guide was a tried and true cowboy named Jared who leapt over the fence to take our money and then leapt back
to get us saddled up with the appropriate horses. My horse's name: Grey. A very large beautiful white stallion.
Kevin's horse: Red. A kind-hearted brownish horse. As you can see, Jared must have known that I have a natural
affinity for horses and therefore gave me the stronger-willed beast. Or he just knew I was a sucker for the white
one. Chicks dig the white.
Once we foolishly climbed onto the horses, we were off like a flash. Well, more like a snail. Jared
wouldn't let us open 'em up to test their horsepower one bit, even though
we'd signed the piece of paper that pretty much gave him permission to kill us. We spent a leisurely
hour walking with the horses up and down the mountain. Average speed: about 2 miles per hour. At one
point, Red sped up to a brisk 6 mph when he tried to sidestep a turtle, and another time he pinned Kev's
leg into a tree. But those were the most exciting parts of the journey.
What's with the Water?|
Can you figure out why there is a baggie of water hanging from the door of this Dunkin Donuts? The first
correct response will win a dandy prize*!
Email us your guess!
*We promise it won't be a baggie of water. But we can't promise the actual prize will be better than
a baggie of water.
Now, you shouldn't be getting the impression that we didn't have a wonderful time on the horses. Just being around horses
makes me giddy, if you remember our time on Assateague Island. So
I was grinning like a banshee the whole time.
I think it's just that we wanted to speed up a little on the day we chose to slow down.
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my guess for the baggie of water is it keeps moisture in the air and prevents the donuts from drying out.
- Dan, Thunder Bay ON
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Perfect Day for a Ride
Hot Springs National Park
Site 21. We were too busy enjoying the town of Hot Springs to really pay much attention to the campsite.
|Bkfast: ||Country Breakfast|
|K's Order:||Two eggs, pork chop, grits, toast|
|A's Order:||Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy|