I'm still trying to catch up from our month without internet, this was Thanksgiving Day 2015.
About fifteen minutes from our house was a tour to some beautiful grandiose waterfalls. We decided Thanksgiving would be a good day for a such a splurge. You can walk into the falls, but we were certain that the little legs in our group wouldn't be able to handle the 10 km, so we signed up for horses. Maggie was elated! We were a little late getting out and then Jonah whacked his head at the meeting place, so it put us about 45 minutes behind all the other groups. This turned out to be perfect! It meant that by the time we showed up to the food spot or the waterfalls everyone else was just getting ready to leave and we had it all to ourselves.
|Maggie happily introduced Jonah to Goliat, the goliath|
horse he and I rode together.
|Eli was very happy to have his own little horse to ride.|
Max, "Today we went horseback riding. This time NOT galloping, but just riding up to a waterfall. It was a muddy place. I was on a small but energetic brown and white pony. It always wanted to be in the front. He even galloped a couple of times. I am thankful that I wasn't bucked off again. I am also thankful for our Thanksgiving feast of steak, mashed potatoes, rolls, jello, and for dessert a box of chocolate turtle brownie mix. Happy Thanksgiving!"
|The upper falls. They are taller than the lower falls, but|
they just have rocks at the bottom, no pool for swimming.
|To give you an idea of the size, this is Aaron getting|
ready to jump in for a swim at the lower falls.
|Lower falls all to ourselves, plus you can see the upper falls in the top right.|
Tessa, "Today we went to some waterfalls. I rode a horse that was chestnut color with a white patch on it's nose. It was very slow it only kind of galloped a few times. We rode to breakfast then a waterfall then to lunch then back. I really liked playing on the rocks. I'm thankful for a wonderful family. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"
Maggie, "Today we went horseback riding and I got a beautiful white and gray horse. It was one who always wanted to be in the front! We went the half hour to the snack stop and I fed my horse my papaya. The thing (the fruit) kept rocketing out of my hand when Dato (the horse) tried to eat it! On the way back we had an AMAZING lunch of marinated chicken and potatoes with pineapple juice, I think. We rode back and then went home to start Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful for the stars and the sun, the moon and the clouds, and my family."