Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Monkey and his Horse

We had a great day today! I've got a friend who has a horse (doesn't that sound like the beginning of a joke?), and she offered to give the Monkey a ride. My "someday" dream is to own many horses, so of course hubby and I jumped at the offer.

We had to drive about 90 minutes, just about 15 minutes north of Boulder to get there and it was totally worth it. At first, the Monkey didn't want to ride without hubby, so they went around the ring together a few times, and then we asked if he wanted to ride by himself. "Uh huh, YES" was the emphatic answer.

So, hubby hopped off the horse and there was our tiny little Monkey a top the horse (his name was Smokie). He LOVED it! I even caught some photos where I swear he looked like a little jockey in training.

We then got to feed Smokie some apples. Everyone got in on the fun, and even Small Fry woke up from his nap to pet Smokie.

After the horse ride, we went into downtown Boulder and found our former favorite park (from our college days). We had a fantastic picnic and then took a little scenic tour through town and campus - it was fun to see everything again and think back to when we lived in Boulder - pre-marriage, pre-kids. It all seems so long ago yet it was only five years ago!

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