I know this has nothing to do with horses and I am only going to write a quick sentence or two but I just have to brag what a wonderful trip I am having visiting good friends and family in the Daytona Beach area of Florida. My son, his wife and their (almost) three year old live in Ft. Meyer, Florida and I also have good friends that live in Ormond Beach. With my best(est) Idaho girlfriends, I decided to mix and match my vacation. Here are a few pictures I thought I would share. I’m having a GREAT time! Thanks for reading!
Florida and Idaho Girlfriends
Tyler playing on the beach
The Crew in St. Augustine, Florida
Kevin’s Wintertime Hobbies
Snow Shoe Trail
Forty-five horses at the Circle L Ranch still wander along the fence line, hanging their heads over, noses flared looking and sniffing for some sign of their next meal. Well…Kevin’s the guy! Each day he grabs two teams of horses and brings them into the barn. He harnesses them, hooks them to the sleigh, loads hay on the sleigh and begins his daily feeding chore. If you ask Kevin if he likes to feed he’d tell you it was just something he has to do everyday. If you would ask Debbie if Kevin likes to feed, she would have to be honest and say that driving and breaking new driving horses is his hobby; one he loves very much but just won’t admit it. He has considered owning a heavy pulling team and competing but it never seems to work out for us. Maybe someday but for now he is driving his 2 steady teams and breaking colts.
A year ago it was super cold. We had a big barn party with lots of food and friends and family. It was our anniversary and my sister’s 50th birthday. The date – January 1, 2011. Susan a good friend was kind enough to take a few pictures of that evening. I especially liked the ones of the horses because of how frosty they looked.
Another hobby of Kevin’s during these long Teton winters is to snow shoe. We had family visit during the Christmas holiday so we all took the horses out across the east fields from our barn and had a fun day. Kevin explores all over the Swanner Creek foothills and has made some pretty interesting discoveries. I’ll talk about those in another blog. Enjoy these pics!
Shelby & Lisa
On the way to a snow shoe
Thanks for reading our blog. We’ll be back next time with some of Deb’s favorite winter activities.
Bechler Meadow - Yellowstone National Park - Kevin's Pack String
Three million people visit Yellowstone National Park each year because of its beauty, geothermal features and wild animals. The vast majority of visitors visit Old Faithful and almost all of them arrive by vehicle.
On this trip we will hike through and enjoy the beauty, hot springs, meadows and forests of the southwestern corner known as the Bechler region. We will hike 33 miles over four days with our final destination reaching Old Faithful Lodge.
Deb & Kevin will pack your gear on horseback while you carry only a light day pack. You will also enjoy the company of two very experienced back country hiking guides. The terrain is mostly flat ground with a few big hills and river crossings. Average mileage is 10 miles per day.
It will be our pleasure to have you join us on this amazing trek through Yellowstone Park. If you would like more information please call us at (208) 354-2284.
Please enjoy some of the pictures we have taken while trekking through the Park.
Iris Falls - Bechler Region of Yellowstone
Bechler River Trail, Yellowstone
Lone Star Geyser - Yellowstone National Park
Hope you enjoyed our pictures. See you on the trails!
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