Nice Lexington Day

Current Location: Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, Kentucky

This morning we slept in a bit (to make up for the loss of sleep the previous night). Malcolm wrote out some postcards and took them over to the campground office to mail them. He also inquired about buying horseback riding tickets there but was informed that we would buy those at the Horse Park main gate. We headed over there about 10:30 to see about riding at 11:00. As it turns out, only two other people (so far) had signed up for the 11:00 ride.

We filled out our forms and headed over to watch them saddle up the horses for the ride (11:00 is the first ride of the day on weekdays). These two horses were best buddies and stuck close together the whole time they were waiting for the ride. Val ended up riding the white horse and the brown one was left behind.

Two buddies

Two buddies

It was a fun and relaxing ride. It is the first time we’ve ridden since we rode up to the Hollywood sign last summer. During that trip, Val’s horse reared and spun with Val in the saddle, so Val’s been a bit leary of riding again. Today’s trip was a great, relaxing way to rebuild confidence since it was a simple nose to tail ride. The ride lasted about 35-40 minutes and rode around the Horse Park grounds. We took this same ride last spring when we were visiting here.

Riding stables

Riding stables

Val ready to ride

Val ready to ride

View from Malcolm's horse

View from Malcolm’s horse

View during the ride (from Malcolm's horse - Val is three horses in front of Malcolm)

View during the ride (from Malcolm’s horse – Val is three horses in front of Malcolm)

A quick chat between friends

A quick chat between friends

Scenery

Scenery

After the horseback ride, we walked over to the restaurant at the Horse Park and had sandwiches for lunch. Afterwards, we browsed the gift shop and picked up a few things. Then, on to the grocery store. At the grocery store, Malcolm had to run out to the truck and call in to work for an interview for a position that will be helping in Malcolm’s area. Once that was done, he headed back into the store to meet up with Val. Val’s sister and friend were both there talking to Val.

We checked out and headed back to the trailer. We got things ready to cook out and started the grill, throwing burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob on the grill to cook. Val’s sister Anne and our niece Jasmine came over for dinner and to visit for a while. We sat around outside and chatted as well as admired some of the fall colors behind us in the tree row bordering the campground.

Anne

Anne

Jasmine and Bailey

Jasmine and Bailey

Fall colors

Fall colors

Tomorrow morning, we head out towards Texas. We’ll take three travel days to get to the Cisco, Texas area. We have reservations for several nights at the park where our friends the Dorseys and the Mayers are staying.

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