Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RIde to Thunder

  Went for a ride up to Thunder Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park with some friends a couple days ago, and I forgot my camera, so I'll have to illustrate this one by hand... Sorry.

  Juanita had loaned her horse, Jesse, to a wrangler across the street several days before, and Jesse was a complete mare to the poor gal.  I think she came back in tears (the wrangler, not Jesse... Jesse was just looking maybe a little confused).  So I took Jesse on the ride, just to give her some time with another rider that she couldn't push around.

We loaded the horses into the trailer for the 10 minute ride into the park ( hey, it saves almost an hour of riding down the dirt roads).

We unloaded and went off on our way.

We got to a bridge that Jesse couldn't cross.

I lead the way across for her.

We made it to the hitch rack, and the others walked down to eat lunch by the lake, but I just napped by the horses.

The rest of the ride was pretty uneventful, except for one fit thrown when she thought she was being left alone.  The horses ahead kept going while we waited for the horses behind to finish a photo-opp.  BOY, can that horse BACK UP!

It was all good though.  Traveled back in record time, about six hours total for the trip.  The others were on gaited horses, but Jesse can sachet along with the best of them, so I didn't get too beat up.

Good ride.



  1. Oh, man I needed that today. Thanks.

  2. Love it love it love it!!! You totally made my day.

    Does Jesse make faces when you get goofy? :)

  3. I see a kids story in the making. Very Cute. You wanna be my illustrator? Troll slayer?

  4. I have never had to slay a troll for my quad.......*snicker*

    just saying.....

    P.S. nice pictures, was it a point and shoot pencil? or one of them new fangle high tech. mechanical ones???

  5. GD- You just need to ride more.

    Rachel- I'm not sure what the face is doing, but the ears go flat...

    Tj and Mark- I don't know- I'll never get back the 10 minutes I blew on THIS one.

    Mr. Daddy- HA! Your quad couldn't go where we went. The National Park Ranger Trolls don't allow motorized vehicles or even bicycles on the trails.

  6. Oh, My. Loved the story. Loved the stick figures. You made me crack up and I needed that today. Thanks. PS. Some of your horses look fat, should probably exercise them more often on those trails. At least that's what I gathered from the pics. just kidding :)

  7. Momma Fargo-

    Nah, my pencil just needs sharpening.


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