The one thing I really noticed during our recent trip to Bermuda was the lack of horses. In the States, horses are a common view in the countryside so, I really didn’t give much thought when looking for a place to ride. Bermuda is a small island and everything must be shipped in, that includes hay for horses. There isn’t much land available so you won’t be seeing any fields of hay growing. This makes it very expensive to have horses. In fact, during our drive on the island I only saw two places where there were horses. One of those places was Spicelands Equestrian Center located in Warwick, Bermuda. Trail rides were not offered through the cruise but, Terry was able to find us a place to ride. Thank goodness for the internet. Our ride began early, with a little threat of rain. Terry and I were the only riders which made it extra special. The beaches are beautiful and the scenes breathtaking. Our horses lead us through sandy beaches, grassey hillsides and down the back streets of town. If you travel to Bermuda this ride is a must. Visit http://www.spicelandsriding.com
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Fall, cool breezes, falling leaves of red, gold and orange, a beautiful time for a horseback ride. Located in Lampe, Missouri the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is 2,200 acres of Ozark paradise. Privately owned, the park offers a variety of activities such as private guided jeep tours, trout fishing, fly casting clinics, log cabins, biking, hiking and horseback riding. They also have a two hour wildlife tram tour that takes you to waterfalls and into the Arkansas border to see deer, elk, Texas longhore and herds of American bison. Our one hour ride took us through the Ozark Mountains. Fall is a beautiful time to ride. My only complaint is of course, the saddle. My horse literally rocked me down the mountain and my tailbones were really sore! To bad they don’t have saddles like my Bob Marshall, treeless saddle. If they did, I could ride all day! Learn more at Dogwood Canyon. Did you visit? Leave a comment!!
Tuesday was a great day to visit Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.. This is a great park for younger children who can’t ride all those big coasters and crazy rides and the lines aren’t to long. Each year the park tries to add one new attraction. It’s been a few years since I have visited the park and a water park has been added. Unfortunately, I found that children were not well supervised and to be honest, some were just plain rude. The water slides are great but, the lines were extremely long so we stayed on the other side of the park. Our favorite ride is the water flume. Amomg rides we were able to get on were the carousel, giant slide, a spinning turtle ride, roller coaster and antique car ride, just to name a few. In spite of the fact that I had a migrain and Leon (Tracy’s boyfriend) had a toothach, we were able to still have a good time and enjoy dinner at Fudruckers. For great horse toys, figures, picture frames, embroidered handbags and towel sets shop Country Time Creations, a horse lovers store! Did you visit? Leave a comment.
One of the things I have always wanted to do was ride a horse on the beach. A few years ago I got to do just that and celebrate my anniversary too. On the way to a family reunion in Georgia, Terry took us on a detour to Jekyll Island, Georgia to enjoy a beautiful morning ride on the beach. The kids were back in school so we were the only ones riding that morning which made it even more perfect. Our guide was wonderful and even took pictures for us. We didn’t get to visit the island but, there are many things to do there. As well as the beach and horseback riding there is golf, nature trails, a Sea Turtle center, camping, fishing and boating. If you are looking for a great place to ride I highly recommend Jekyll island.
For great horse jewelry, clothing, embroidered towels and picture frames visit Country Time Creations. Did you visit? Leave a comment.
There is only one way to see the Gettysburg battlefields and that’s on horseback. The Artillery Ridge Campground offers camping for you and your horse as well as traditional campers. Every weekend they offer planned events for their guests. Don’t have your own horse, no problem, use one of theirs. I have taken this ride several times and my favorite is the last one of the day when you return at about sun set.
While visiting the area plan to attend the 54th Apple Blossom Festival held at the South Mountain Fair Grounds in Adams County. This years festival is May 2-3, 09, hours are 9-5. I have also attended this event several times and will be there this year with the First State Corvette Club showing our car. The festival offers crafts, free entertainment, clogging, pony rides, orchard tours, antique cars, tractors and corvettes (of course), wagon rides and a petting zoo too! A fun day for the entire family.
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When your ready to “get out of town”, head for a Cowboy Town. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville, A Cowboy Town offers horseback riding, canoeing, camping, hiking, a live comedy show and bonfire with catered dinner.
It doesn’t matter where I travel too, I always look for a place to ride horses. I especially enjoy mountain rides because everything in Delaware is flat and I enjoy a challenge. My trusty mount, Easter took me on a pleasant ride through rolling hills. After the ride we freshened up for the evenings entertainment.
Joined by some cousins from Georgia, Sammy and Dawn, we took our seats under the pavillion and waited for the show to begin. This live comedy act is complete with blue grass band and live horse action. It’s good to see adults having good clean fun while doing something they love. It ain’t broadway but, very enjoyable. The performance is followed by a catered dinner complete with bonfire. Make sure you get your dessert early, or you won’t get any. It’s that good!
If your headed for Nashville, Tennessee, make sure you put A Cowboy Town on your list of things to do, www.acowboytown.com. Did you visit? Leave a comment! See the side bar Pages/Evenst for 2010 performances and store showings for Country Time Creations and Jowana Lamb and Her Amazing Paints. Visit me on Facebook! Thank you for visiting. We are sorry but, the comment box for this post is full.
Fall, changing colors and cooler nights, a great time to get away. After a long hot summer, Terry and I are ready to get away for a few days. I love Tennessee. Normally we head to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area but, this year we head for the untraveled territory of Nashville.
Nashville, the city of country stars and honky talk bars. I can’t wait to explore all that the city has to offer while doing a little bit of research too. I spend my first morning doing a little market research. I love the country fashion, flowing dresses and cowgirl boots, flashy belts and stylish hats. I don’t do a lot of shopping but, today I feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Everytime I left a store I had a bag in each hand. It was great. Being a performer it’s hard to find cloths but, the selection here was impressive.
During our visit we went horseback riding at A Cowboy Town, then attended a cowboy production followed by a catered dinner and bon fire. We stopped for a drink at the Wild Horse Saloon and took a carriage ride to see the city lights. We took a dinner cruise on the General Jackson and enjoyed a fantastic Vegas style show. If you’ve never been to Nashville, I highly recommend a trip. Read on for more information about the great places we visited. Did you visit? Leave a comment!