Back, and Gone Again
Sorry for the long, unannounced absence — if you read my last post, you might recall that I was deciding whether I had time to go to the Bandit Springs ride in the midst of preparing for a 10-day river trip and trying to keep on top of an overwhelming workload at the office.
Well. It seems that, not only did I have insufficient time to go to the ride, I didn’t even have time to blog. Oops.
I did go rafting, though.
That was Black Bar Rapid, one of many fun rides early in the Wild & Scenic stretch of the Rouge River in southwest Oregon. But enough of that. I’m now back to riding horses instead of waves, and am all packed up to leave again — this time, for the Pink Flamingo Classic endurance ride in Cascade, Idaho.
I’m particularly excited because this is a forested, mountain ride so the scenery will be a nice change from my usual desert terrain. And, it’s a well-managed ride that I haven’t been able to attend for several years, for one reason or another. In fact, the last (and only) time I was there, I was riding Aaruba! It was his second ride, and we were just doing LD’s. At the time, I thought back-to-back LD’s were a challenge. Ha!
This time, Consolation and I plan to take our first crack at back-to-back 50’s. I think she’s ready. Six weeks ago, at Cheap Thrills, she trampled the 50 with all A’s and I felt she could have gone another day… But still! Multi-days! This is the start of something I’ve wanted to do all these years. Maybe it’ll come together at last.
I suppose that, in a couple years, I’ll look back on this and wonder what the big deal was. 🙂
Anyway, time’s up! Gotta go load the pony and hit the road. See you on the other side!