Ah, the Fourth of July. To many, it means cookouts, steak, sparklers, fireworks and family get togethers as we celebrate the freedom of our great country.
To me, it means all of that, plus shucking off Friday entirely and leaving Thursday morning to go camping at Mohican Memorial State Forest.
|You Handsome Devil, You.|
|This One's Better|
We got to the campground around 9:30 am on Thursday. Guinness rode with his buddy Beezley (my mom's horse) and we all arrived safe and sound. My Old Man Jake even got to come along for the weekend:
Jake was VERY excited to be coming with me on this camping trip! Right up until he discovered that A) He has to be on a leash at all times and B) Mud. Mr. Diva does not like mud, mud puddles, dirt, hell he doesn't even like dewy grass.
|Leash + Mud = Not Cool|
|Dry Feet = Happy Puppy|
|Ready to Rock out with his...well, you know.|
I freaking love being in the woods. My favorite method of seeing the sights is of course, mounted on my trusty steed, Guinness. We traverse some beautiful country together.
All in all, despite the cold, rain and mud, it was a decent weekend. I'm glad I went and I'm sure I'll be doing it again soon. You just can't beat the feeling of having your horse under you, your troubles behind you, and a world of challenges and adventure laying ahead of you.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!