Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, November 8, 2013
On Our Own~
Sunshine & Farah
It was a brisk morning, raining off & on - but by mid-day it looked like there might be enough clearing to get in a ride. This time of year, riding - at least if you hope to stay dry - is something like playing Russian roulette with the storm systems blowing off the ocean.
We got sprinkled on, but didn't get wet. Mine was the only trailer in the parking area & that was fine with me. Farah set a nice pace & we hit a gallop coming up to the views. It's never disappointing - no matter how many times you see it. Washington weather can be so changeable this time of year & always so dramatic.
We took our usual break at the Monument, where Farah decided that she likes pumpkin seeds! Maybe the salt on the pumpkin seeds - but she would have eaten them all! :-) As much as we ride on our own, we've been so happy to have the company of Joyce & Lynn over most of the last few months. We had a really Great run up our hill - lots of horsepower beneath me!
The sun was setting by the time we'd finished our loop, the temperature was dropping too. When we got back to the truck, I discovered that I didn't have my keys... Then I remembered hearing a sound when we were just a mile or so into the ride. Almost dark by now, I walked back the way we'd gone out & before long found them on the ground! A Very Good thing - even though I had the hide-a-key. It was dark by the time we picked up a pizza in Arlington! The days are really getting short now!