I’ve been trail riding two gorgeous Saturdays in a row, the first was at Wild River State Park. I’ve wanted to ride at this park for a long time and it was as beautiful as I’d heard.
This weekend, we went to Elm Creek Park, a local county park that has about 21 miles of trails. It is a gorgeous place with so much for people to enjoy there, but the map and trail marking system could be improved by taking a lesson from the state parks and forests. After four hours of riding, we wanted to get back to the trailer but were were having a hard time determining where we were and how long of a ride it was to get back.
But before sore muscles started to scream at us, we were having a dream of a time. The weather and trails were beautiful. We even found an apple tree. I picked apples using the conventional method.
My friend Cheryle, inspired by Cavalia, went for the top! I played an important role as the horse handler, which made me very nervous. At least she was wearing a helmet and had a backup plan of grabbing a branch to hang from if necessary.
Thanks for the comments on my photo journey in my previous post. I have hopes for continuous improvement and photo fun, even if I’m the only one who is impressed by my artistic adventure.
But for now, here’s a simple, cutesy video of clips of my past two trail rides. Luke was pretty good at going on auto pilot but veered off a few times. Rather than be embarrassed by my voice (do I actually have a Minnesota accent?) and my silly laugh, I’m choosing to embrace the Maeryism of it all….