Friday, 31 July 2009

I have gained a reader

I don't know what I have done right but I must have done something as I have gained a reader that makes for 8 and four out of those eight I have never actually met before, three out of those eight I don't know at all as cross continents is a dear friend of a dear friend.

That's all I actually have nothing at all interesting to say except YAHOO it's Friday!! But alas it's going to be a very busy weekend which means it'll be over before I know it. Oh well I'll take what I can get. Everyone have a good weekend!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Two Posts in One Day? Stop the Insanity

OK, OK, I know anyone can make grilled cheese (and yes mine is particularly messy) And on a Styrofoam plate none the less!!! Could I get any more hillbilly?? OH yes I can using a paper towel as a napkin.
But this grilled cheese was particularly good it was white bread (which I don't normally do but I didn't want to go to the store to get wheat) Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Bleu Cheese. It was SOOOOO good. Cooked to perfection if I do say so myself (and I do) buttery and crispy not burnt or anything. Dave of course had Grilled cheeses with American cheese cause he doesn't eat any of the stuff that I do (which meant I cooked them separately cause my Bleu Cheese might have looked at his American!) I know.
Remind me to make this sandwich again some time it was really yummy and totally worth it.

Look What I Can Do!

Ignore the mess in the kitchen please, we're working on it, that and there is probably still stuff there from the floor installation. (I promise I will post pictures of that too) I built a book shelf all by myself (OK so I haven't done the wall mount yet cause we are going to have to move it again this weekend to put up the base boards.) But other the the wall mount I built a book shelf all by myself. There is a great sense of accomplishment going on for me right now.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Caption Contest

OK so it probably isn't really a contest (and I'm sure some one has already come up with this on another website)

Love her or hate her this makes for a funny caption contest. Of course there isn't a prize except for a whole lot of laughs.

And I swear to you it was "this long"

Friday, 24 July 2009

Chicken Pizza

I have got to change gears after that last downer and it occurs to me that I made chicken Pizza the other night and how fabulous it is and I think I should share the recipe with everyone!! That and someone in my office is eating pizza right now and I can smell it and it smells so good it's making me hungry.

The ingredients are sort of a guess nothing is really measured except for the soy sauce and vinegar.

Ingredients List

Boneless Skinless chicken breast about 4 depending on how much chicken you want on each pizza

1/3 cup of vinegar (or more if you want more sauce)

1/3 cup soy sauce (or more if you want more sauce)

you want these two ingredients to be equal parts cause if they are off your pizza is either going to be really salty or super vinegary and you don't want either trust me I've done it before.

Garlic 2 tbsp or however much you want depending on your garlic liking (I LOVE GARLIC!)

2 Boboli Pizza Crusts (this makes it super easy cause you can eat it two nights in a row or if you are not going to be home it's a simple heat and eat for your spouse)

Mozzarella Cheese I don't care how much or little you use we use big heaping helpings

flour (this is for thickening) I would say about 2 tbsp

olive oil I don't have an exact measurement on this it's for cooking the chicken, you don't want your chicken drowning in olive oil but you don't want it sticking to your frying pan/wok either.


If you have time to cut up your chicken a head of time and let it marinate I suggest you do, it is wonderful but if you don't it really isn't going to make or break your pizza.

pour your soy sauce, vinegar and garlic into a medium sized bowl and add your cut up chicken.

In a frying pan/wok (whichever you happen to have, I have a wok and I love it) pour some olive oil and carefully add your chicken (I would suggest using tongs for this cause you're going to need your soy sauce/vinegar mixture for your pizza sauce)

cook until done (if you don't know when chicken is done you shouldn't be cooking)

spoon your chicken evenly onto your two pizza crusts.

return your pan to the stove top and add the soy sauce/vinegar mixture add flour and whisk (I mean seriously whisk cause if you don't it'll be lumpy or really too thick)

Pour on top of your pizza crusts.

Add cheese

Bake in a 350 Degree oven for about 15 minutes

if you are reheating a pizza you will want to still use a 350 degree oven but take about 30 minutes.

You can add anything else to this pizza you want I've had it with onions, pinenuts, mushrooms, we've even added goat cheese (YUM!) But as my husband doesn't eat anything I am currently making it plain, Oh well it's still freaking good as hell.

Enjoy Everyone!!!


So I was on my way home last night and I was driving down the street (I'm not saying where cause let's face it I don't think it's that relevant.)
Heading home and I pass two cars on the side of the road, a man in the road directing traffic around the cars and, two people hugging and crying about 10 feet away from him. I assumed "my god car accident" and I saw what I thought at first was a dog or a deer or something like that and thought they had hit and killed this creature. It wasn't an animal, the image is emblazoned into my head, it was a person and I'm pretty sure they were dead. It didn't register at first cause they had this person half covered with a jacket or something like that and I was trying not to look and cause another crash. But I am certain that was a person on the side of the road. I am not sure if there was a car accident or this person was walking down the road and got hit. There was damage to one of the cars but not the other (at least not that I could tell.) My husband tells me that I need to concentrate on the road and be thankful that it isn't me or some one I love. But that person was some one that some one else loved and I can't imagine the pain that they are going through right now. I know that I've been to funerals and seen family and friends in caskets and they are (obviously) and sadly dead. But there is something surreal about seeing a dead body out of context like that. I can't even comprehend being in their shoes and being there and witnessing that. The doctors and nurses that are faced with the possibility of some one dying on their floor on a daily basis, I couldn't deal with that, I don't think I could sleep at night. I know that it wouldn't be my "fault" if I were a nurse and some one died on my watch but for real, I'm trying to handle what I saw and process it and I feel that if I write it down it might help. If you are disappointed in this post or think I should not have written it I am not sorry no one is forcing you to read this blog. If you are the family of that person and you have some how stumbled upon my blog I am SO sorry, I can't imagine what you are going through but I hope that you some day make it through this tragedy.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

My crazy weekend


Have you seen UP? with his ears perked up like that, that's all I can think of. That he sees a squirrel or something that he's about to either spook at or run after. That's my boy Showoff.

So my weekend actually started on Friday (I slept till 9:15 and it's so sad when that is considered sleeping in.) Mom called and told me about a free couch that I could go out and get. I figured what the hell the cats have killed the couch we had so I figured why not. we went to her friends house loaded a couch in the van went to another house where we dropped off the couch that we had and picked up the one I was getting it worked out. I ran home changed my clothes and went out the the barn for my last ride before the show. I rode a bit and got my tests in one more time. Gave the horse a bath (cause have you seen him? Yeah basically impossible to keep a white horse white. I'm lucky he sleeps standing up.) Cleaned tack, polished my boots, packed up the trailer and helped my aunt hook the truck up and finally went home. I got home about 9ish with food in hand cause I felt bad for being out there all day and crashed around 11. I haven't gotten out of bed before 6:00 in 3 years by now and let me tell you I remember why I hated getting up that early. I am not a morning person and 4:30 is well before the sun comes out but I was WIDE AWAKE!!! I think it was part nerves, part excitement, I made sure to set out what I was wearing the night before and to hang my show clothes on the front door so I wouldn't forget them. Kissed my husbands cheek and ran out the door at 4:50 stopped for coffee (mmm the elixir of life!) water and orange juice (cause I was still getting over my cold) and was on my way officially, got to my grandfathers house around 5:45ish and sat in the kitchen with my aunt downing some donuts and coffee before we had to hit the barn make sure everyone had water, brush the horse and load him into the trailer. Can I just say I felt so bad we got him in with relatively no problems but he was visibly trembling when we got him in all the way and hooked up. (sad frightened pony.)

On the road with our trusty GPS hooked up by 6:15 and arrival time slated for 7:41 in Wadsworth. I got checked in hit the bathroom got the horse out of the trailer changed and hoped on for some practice, Mom showed up and Sarah came for the first ride. Ride number one 8:40 it got bumped to 8:32 (by choice) if the person in front of you scratches you have the option to ride early you don't have to but I figured I was there I would take it. Ride one went really well (there was smiling involved) I do have to work on my geometry (surprise) but whatever.

And we need to be "more forward" all things that I was actually aware of but after the last "disaster" I was very careful about letting him have too much freedom (I guess I need to learn to let go.)

Class number 2 was at 10:23 I had some time so we went back to the trailer took all of the tack off changed my shirt (cause with my luck I would have ruined my nice white shirt) and had some Orange juice and donuts and sat, then Dave came for the second ride (trust me I didn't expect anyone to come for the first one that was a damn early ride I even told them don't bother with the early ride that's too early and this place is at least an hour away from where any of us live) 9:45 and I'm changed tacked up and back on again, practicing before my second class.

And again smiling was involved (my geometry still sucked) but our "forwardness" was better.

the test was a bit harder but not a lot (nothing I couldn't handle) and at the end of the trip.

You got it two second place ribbons (and there were more then two of us in each class) I was over the moon about the whole thing. Dressage seems to agree with showoff. So next month we're going at it again with harder tests and hopefully good results. Bad ending to a good story the truck broke down on our way back. Lucky for us we broke down in Wellington in front of some nice mans house (Keith) and he towed the trailer back to the house for us with his truck. His wife and children came home from gymnastics before we left his girls thought they had gotten a pony. Unfortunately that means the truck is DEAD, so next month we might be riding horseback to get to the next show.

Sunday I slept till noon (did I mention I was still fending off a cold?) When I finally got out of bed I went to the grocery store picked up some essentials got home and got some cleaning done, and basically did nothing exciting. but I think I've had my excitement for the weekend with Saturday.

Good Mosh Pitting

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

If you have read this book you know what happens at the end and, it's sad I cried a little. But if you haven't read the book and have no desire to see this movie this post may not be for you. However if you do want to see this movie... This post may still not be for you (unless of course you have read the book then you already know what happens and there is no spoiling any of it.)

It's been a while since I've read HBP but I don't remember there being so much teenage hormones flying around, The Wealsey twins Fred and George have opened up their own gag shop with all of the things you would want to play tricks on your friends and enemies alike. Draco Malfoy has some serious personal demons that he has to face and deal with. Some how (and this part always pisses off my husband) Harry doesn't whip out the big "Bad Ass" magic, he casts some small stuff (that everyone else is casting too) but you would think being the star and "the chosen one" he would have some seriously bad ass spells and they are no where to be found.

There aren't that many action sequences one where Bellatrix (Bonham Carter) burns down the Weasley house and there is a small "battle" of sorts. Snape kills Dumbledor (Oh come on you knew it was coming) he only kills him after Malfoy can't do it (there are those personal demons I was talking about.) Harry befriends the new (ish) teacher at Hogwarts why do I say ish? well he's teached there before actually he taught Tom Riddle (Voldermort) and Harry has been charged with getting a memory from him to uncover some secrets that are of value to Dumbledor. Hermione openly falls in love with Ron (really? you're surprised?) Of course Ron had a girlfriend and it rips Hermione apart every time she sees them together. And Harry and Ginny couple up (which correct me if I'm wrong but I don't remember them all paring up in this book.)

I wish I had more to say about this movie but I don't. It was good, don't get me wrong but, it doesn't live up to the amount of hype they have gotten.

Good Mosh Pitting Everyone!!

Koko Bakery

In my adventures (who am I kidding I don't have adventures I work all day) but as I was going to be going out to the barn to ride on Tuesday after work I wasn't sure what I was going to do about dinner (or if I even wanted dinner.) So on my lunch break I researched places in cleveland to get Bubble Tea
I've had bubble Tea from Phoinex Coffee and it's good but not convienent (there's one in Coventry and one on E 9th neither of those are remotly on my way home or to the barn) Koko Bakery is similar not exactaly on my way out of town but it's closer then either of the Phoinex Coffee Houses so I thought I would try it out. Well let me tell you if you are ever in Cleveland on Payne Ave. you have (and I stress the word HAVE) to go to this place, Their bubble tea is to die for and I have got to be honest it would be worth it jus to go in and take in all the pretty case displays. I haven't tried any of their regular food just bakery, a tart some cookies and the woman behind the counter threw in some kind of cake (stuff) I haven't tried it yet. I'm not sure I want to try it just yet cause I can't taste anything (stupid summer cold) so I may have to hang on to it. but look

Look at how pretty (and it tastes as good as it looks trust me.) I think the next time I go in there I will go in with the intent to order some real food.

good mosh pitting everyone!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

"Die like you live: All of a sudden"

This post will probably be another botched attempt at a movie review but what the hell. We went to see Public Enemies on Saturday. First of all we went to see the 7:10 showing and there was a gentleman standing at the end of the hall of the theater telling people that the movie might start a little late (20 minutes or something like that) no big deal. Well the movie doesn't start at all because there is something wrong with the projector so we are sent across the theater with tickets in hand to another theater for the 7:40 showing completely adequate and they gave everyone who was there initially for the 7:10 showing free tickets for our trouble (really it wasn't that much trouble but now we're going to be able to see Half Blood Prince for free so whatever, I'm happy)

Johnny Depp - John Dillinger

Christian Bale - Melvin Purvis (I don't care how much of a jack ass you perceive him to be he's HOT!)

Marion Cotillard - Billy Frechette

the "good guys"

Lili Taylor - Sheriff Lillian Holley

Rory Cochrane - Carter Baum

Billy Crudup - J. Edgar Hoover

the gangsters

Alvin "Creepy" Karpis - Giovanni Ribisi

"Baby Face" Nelson - Stephen Graham

Charles "Preety Boy" Floyd - Channing Tatum

The Feds try to take down notorious gangster John Dillinger and his men (the movie was fairly predictable but I liked it anyway). I tend to have a bit of an obsession with gangsters and the mafia so it doesn't take much for me.

From 1933 - 1934 Dillingers Gang ran rapid in the Midwest, from Ohio (hey that's where I live) to South Dakota and Indiana. Dillinger and his gang were well known and beloved by the country but despite that they had made quite a record for themselves including 15 Robberies, 4 Arrests, and 3 Prison Breaks.

With a love story, gun fights and car chases, how can you go wrong? This movie is gritty, amazingly filmed and the actors chosen to portray the characters... Michael Mann couldn't have picked better people for the job.

Dillingers story begins in a prison in Indiana and ends on a cold side walk outside of the Biography Theatre in Chicago where well known prostitute Anna Sage comes to a deal with Melvin Purvis that if she "handed over" Dillinger that she could stay in the states (she's from Russia and illegally in the US). Of course for her freedom she does it, the Feds shoot Dillinger dead outside of the theatre.

that's all I got for you I don't want to give too much away, if you like Gangster movies and Johnny Depp (which who doesn't?) go see this movie.
Next Movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I am so excited about this movie.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Beachland Ballroom

Friday July 3rd, 8 PM I arrive at Verizon wireless complete with coffee (cause seriously I am not pleasant without coffee especially staying out as late as we did) I can't remember the last time I stayed out past 11 (hell I can't remember the last time I stayed out past 10 not including doing shows cause lets face it you're lucky to get out of the theatre before 11 with most of that stuff but I digress.
So we head to The Beachland Ballroom (BTW I had no idea where that was located initially) and Dave (my wonderful loving husband) was worried (cause all things Cleveland freak him out) and he bought me Pepper Spray (cause when a thug has a gun pointed at my head the first thing I'm thinking about is how do I get to my pepper spray before he blows out my brains) but whatever makes him feel better besides I was not left alone once that night so at least I wasn't down there alone.
Read Adams blog (Adam Throws Quarters) if you want a better version of this post (as he is the one I went with and lets face it he's a much, much, MUCH better writer and story teller then I am.
The show didn't start on time (surprise!? not really)
The first act was Adam Taylor in the Ballroom
They were great, folksy, mellow, and just my pace. (oh and did I mention that in the ballroom you weren't loosing your hearing due to the size of the venue?) Incidentally he had a table set up outside the ballroom with cards and codes to get free music (although I must admit I will probably pay for mine cause lets face it, starving artists they need gas and food money too.
Next band, Hot Rails in the Tavern

Entertaining, for the most part, totally punk I would have to say yes, most of the time Adam talked to his friend (Mike?) from The Ohio Sky (which was the band that we initially came out to see) so I wandered and snapped some photos. The above one is probably my favorite of this band (I fit all of them in the frame and there's something about that hip pop that makes me smirk a little)

Next band in the Ballroom (their name escapes me) they sort of sucked, no wait what I am saying? How did that go again Adam "they have all the stage presence of 5th graders at a talent show" This is how I came up with the name 5th Graders on Parade
We thought (before they started playing) that it might be cool because you got to respect a band using old school mics and an organ. No such luck, they held no-ones attention and when I say no-ones I mean it there was a swarm of people behind Adam and I (I'd say 15 people or so) and by the time the first song was over they were gone. and by the middle of the second song we had given up as well. Adam Taylor had stayed (I'm thinking out of respect cause they sat through his set but I could be wrong)

So we headed back to the Tavern to watch
The Guile
This band held our attention (and trust me I think we both have attention spans of a 5 years old)
They were entertaining, the lead singer liked to get off stage and get in your face, guzzled beer (and spilled some PARTY FOUL!) More theatrics out of this band then the others we have seen this evening. They were loud and boisterous and very rock and roll.

We needed to give our ear drums a break after that so we stepped outside (with basically the rest of the crowd)
Ha, Ha, Ha!!!! I told you I'd post it!! this is Adam he grabbed the camera (cause to him a 35mm is fun and interesting and basically not a digital) he snapped this photo himself.
That's what you get for posting that crappy picture of me.

As we hear The Ohio Sky doing sound check we head back in (after my poor husband sends me a text asking if I'm OK) poor guy I didn't think we'd be out that late I figured that when they said the show starts at 9:00 the show would actually start at 9:00 I've learned for next time that I should never, ever go by what is on the site, local shows don't start on time what a silly girl thinking that. So I called him and assured him that I was fine (and I haven't had to pull out my pepper spray once) and that the band that we had come to see hadn't even gone on yet (this was at about 12:00 midnight)

The Ohio Sky Rocked it out!! I don't know what to say I am glad that I went.
Totally Rock and roll (catch some of the Throwing Quarters pod casts to hear their music) I don't have anything bad to say about them at all, they were entertaining and a really fun band to watch (I think I blew out my ear drums that night I've been reminded by my friend George how important earplugs are)

Next day I was up at 6 am to go and clean horse stalls (yes by choice so no I'm not complaining) but I warned my aunt that when she's yelling across the arena in my lesson to keep my head up and heels down and shoulders back and I don't do any of that, it isn't that I'm not listening it's that I still can't hear anything but I'd totally do it all over again.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I know I probably don't have to say it but I am SPOILER!!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Another classic tale of good vs. evil and in the end good always wins.

Shia Le Bouf (Sam Witwicky)
Meghan Fox (Mikaela Banes)
Ramon Rodriguez (Leo Spitz, The roommate)
Josh Duhamel (Major Lennox)
John Turturro (Agent Simmons)

it's is slightly drawn out but interesting enough to keep your attention for the length of the movie
(which by the way is 2 hours and 30 minutes)

The movie starts with Sam getting ready to leave for College (and his mother having a mental break down cause "her baby is leaving") And Mikaela calling to break up cause she doesn't want to try the long distance thing. Don't fret they don't break up. However Sam finds a piece of "the cube" (if you've seen the first Transformers you know exactly what I am talking about) well he finds a piece of this cube on his shirt and drops it (through the floor cause it's radio active duh!?) and this shard brings to life all of the electronics in the kitchen of Sams home, Chaos and craziness ensue. Big explosions, fires and attacks. Bumble bee comes out of the garage to "help" (bumble bee another character that as long as you've see the first one you're good) Fire Department the whole nine yards. Basically resulting in a full house re-model. Sam stores the cube shard in a metal container and gives it to Mikalea to hold for safe keeping.

So Sam gets to College and starts seeing things (symbols specifically) and starts freaking out (at parties, in the middle of class) OH did I mention that his roommate (Leo) is a conspiracy therorists? He and his cohorts find videos of the unusual and crazy (Transformers attacks) and post them on the web. Little does he know he is about to find out how real all of this is.

Sorry back to the seeing things part, it's from coming in contact with the shard by the way. And a girl that also goes to the same school (Alison) starts to take interest in Sam when she sees this (yep she's a bad guy in disguise.) And is found in a compromising position with Sam when Mikaela comes to visit cause (you guessed it) she's got a decepticon trapped in her luggage that has been spying on her becuase the fallen knows that she has the "cube shard". (technically there was only one known cube shard on earth it was kept in a secret location and locked away. The decepticons however have sneaky ways of getting information and "hacking" into government systems they of course find where this shard is and steal it)

So bumble bee comes to the school and picks up Sam, Mikaela, Simmons and Leo and they go to Egypt (actually I think they get dropped in Egypt by a decepticon ship)

Lets face it this movie review sucks, and it's not that it wasn't a good movie it was great (with a capital G) but for some reason I am having a hard time getting it together and writing this post.

The army comes (with Optimus Prime) he's dead he died saving Sam and there is a "Key" that can turn on this huge riduculous killing machine that was built by robots (which is why they are in Egypt that's where it is DUH) or it could bring Optimus Prime back to life.

To shorten this Optimus Prime is back the bad guys are dead and all is normal (ish) again.

Sorry guys this post is very uninspired. I probably shouldn't post it at all. I think it's partly that I was just outside and that's all I can think about now is getting the heck out of this office and out from behind my desk and basking in the afternoon sun.

Next Movie

I am excited about this one and hopefully the review will not be so BLAH.

Good Mosh Pitting!!

931 Miles Later

So we're going to take a trip back in time (OK not really that far back in time) but I didn't get around to posting this sooner cause I wanted to make sure I had the pictures to do the post any kind of justice.

June 22, (yes this year I told you it wasn't that far back in time).

On my way home from spinning class I call Dave so he knows I'm right behind him and will pick up dinner and smoothies and what would he like and he says "hey you want to go the Virginia this weekend? Jonathan (his brother) asked if we wanted to go and I told him it was up to you" Of course it's up to me, (then again I do usually go to my Aunts barn on Saturdays) So I called my aunt and told her basically the same thing Dave told me (that and I wanted to make sure she'd be there and not working that weekend) she said she'd be at the barn that weekend so I said OK I'm going to Virginia, I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday June 26th (Dave's Birthday) we both take the day off and sleep in (not too much) I jet out of the house to get coffee and breakfast come home so I can eat breakfast with Dave and then go to the barn to ride for a few before we have to leave for VA. When I get home we pack and then get a move on, (about 3:30 pm) we split the drive time (it's about 8 hours with stops and all) and we arrive in Virginia (Afton) at about 12:15 (yes A.M.) it was a long drive but I would totally do it again.
So we settled into our room and changed into our bathing suits and swam for a bit and then headed to the kitchen and grabbed a bite to eat before hitting the sack.

Saturday AM we wake up (around 8:00) and I peer out the window

ahhhh, can I stay here forever please?? we head to the kitchen for breakfast, coffee, eggs, bacon, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and pancakes, (did I miss anything?) YUM!!

Cindy (Jonathan's Fiance) Proceeds to call Dawn (Dawn handles the horses and we were told that we could probably ride when we got there) SIGN ME UP!! You know I can't pass up the opportunity to ride. So we gear up (when I say we I mean Frank, Mary and myself) Dawn was concerned about taking too many people out at the same time very few people on this trip have ridden before so she took three at a time.

Mary rode Rudy, Frank rode Ace and I rode Tilly. we hit the trail and everything went fairly smoothly till the end when Ace had a slight freak out and went sideways a bit. Frank didn't fall or anything but I am guess it could have very well come to that if it got any more out of control. (by the way there are 500 acres of riding trails out there) AMAZING!! it was beautiful, I never knew what it was like to fly till Tilly and I (and then Rudy and I) were cantering up hill in such a wide open space. Can I go back now?

We swam for a little bit more after our ride (Cindy, Jonathan and Dave were all up at the house swimming already) and then we loaded into two cars (boys in one girls in the other) and went to get smoothies and sandwiches and went to Belle Monte (yet another farm of theirs). The difference here is that this property is just property, and cows (just like the other place) did I forget to mention the cows? Baby cows are so cute! Also Belle Monte has a garage on it for equipment and a washroom and fridge if there are people there for the day cause that is a seriously good place to go four wheeling, (I guess) I don't four wheel but Dave does and he loves it. Us girls piled into the Gator (if you are familiar with Gators you know that they are two seaters and a small bed of sorts) I sat in the bed (I'm not complaining I volunteered) but wow did my ass hurt for a week after that I was air born so many times I've lost count but it was FUN!!!
So back to the house
we swam (again) and showered and got cleaned up for dinner (it was not only Dave's birthday on the 26th but it was his brothers birthday on the 27th) So we hit this cute little Italian Restaurant (and the food was fabulous) I wish I could remember the name cause if you are ever there you need to go. Dinner then back to sleep (around 10:30) woke the next morning around the same time (8ish) and again went for a ride (Frank and Mary had already hit the road at 6 AM crazy people) so this time I rode with Dawn (of course) Dave and his brother Jonathan. Dave rode Ace, Jonathan rode Tilly and I rode Rudy, another amazing ride we went the opposite direction from the day before (Dave even cantered I'm so proud) but pissed that I didn't get a picture of him on a horse I needed photographic evidence. hopped off changed our clothes packed our bags and headed the long drive home (that was at about 11:30 am). So all in all it was a very short trip but a good one I hope we can do it again some time it was absolutely beautiful and peaceful and perfect and I don't know how Cindy leaves that place cause I wouldn't want to ever.

so that was my all be it short but exciting road trip, I hope we do it again it was fun.