Saturday, October 11, 2008

Brown County State Park

Our Weekend Getaway has taken us to Brown County, Indiana. The first picture is of the cottage where we are staying. The deck/porch is wonderful and has served as our dining room for meals. The 2nd picture of the loft bedroom where the kids are sleeping - they think it is so cool to be sleeping up there.
Today we headed to the State Park where we took on horseback riding! Rach and Abby rode ponies around a track (led by Nana and Pappy), while Kevin, Zach, Jord and I took on a 30 minute ride on a trail through the park. Needless to say, we all have sore "cheeks" tonight! The horses know the routine very well, but I seemed to have a horse that was finished working for day and kept wanting to go her own way. Jord's horse picked up some speed on an uphill climb and it scared her a little bit, but other than that, it was a great experience for us all!
After horses, we headed off to find a good spot for lunch - the park is huge and there were so many beautiful spots - I'll put some of those pics in my next blog - I could only get 5 in on this one. After lunch, we found a trail that seemed easy enough for us and headed off to tackle "trail #6". We had made leaf journals at home and spent some time while we were on the trail collecting different leaves to bring home to put in our journals.
Exhausted, we headed back to our cottage for some rest and dinner. We spent the night playing games on the deck and the kids enjoyed taking a bath in the jacuzzi tub!

On the job front, after having 2 weeks with very few orders - Kevin has gotten in 20 orders this week and has been trying to fit in some work while we've been here. This is why I am able to blog tonight - he brought his laptop and I have taken it over at least for now - I think he wants it back!

Happy Birthday to Papaw! We look forward to sharing some Pumpkin Pie with you soon!

1 comment:

Beck Family said...

I love Brown County!! We used to go trail riding there in the Fall as kids. You all look like you are having such fun. Glad to hear business is better. Sing praises when we can in this crazy economy.Hope you have a safe trip home. Love you.Chelle