Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy


We are so thankful that we did lose our power or have any wind damage from the storm!  Brent, however, will not have power restored for several more days .  So he and Rudy are hanging out at our house.  Hopefully tomorrow  we will find out  when Brent will  have his surgery.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

American Competitive Trail Ride at Broadview Ranch in Lexington, Va

What a fun way to celebrate our 35th anniversary!!  We drove over to Lexington, Va on Friday to spend the night and enjoy Joe's old stomping grounds where he spent 5 years of his life at W&L.  The place where the ACTHA ride took place  today is a beautiful working ranch with cattle, pigs and chickens - hundreds of acres of woods, hills, creeks and beautiful views.  We all had a great time riding with friends and doing our best at the 6 obstacles we found on the 6 miles of trails.  Joe helped by being one of the timekeepers at an obstacle.  They all had a Halloween theme which made it a lot of fun!  Riders of all ages, genders and experiences participate.  I don't use the word "compete" because everyone tries to be helpful, friendly and inclusive- not found at most competitions!  Legacy and I placed 2nd out of 20+ riders in our division!  Two others of my friends placed also.  After a wonderful beef chili lunch , prizes and awards were given out.  A good time was had by all.  Joe and I are enjoying another night here and had a wonderful dinner at a lovely cafe .  Of course, we have to watch the World Series tonight!  Tomorrow we had planned to do some fishing at his favorite spots, but the storm ( Sandy) may chase us home!




Rocky Mountain Horses Rule!!  All three of our placed in our division
Joe had an easy job- timekeeper at one of the obstacles

Add captionOne of the obstacles- opening a gate from horseback
Woody and Kelly always ride with us.  Woody has his witch hat on for Halloween!
Legacy and I with our 2nd place ribbon

The Plumley Mountain Gang

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ivan Making a New Friend


Visiting Nursing Homes with Dogs

Enjoyable afternoon at two different nursing homes.  Mei Ling and Ivan were so loving and patient with the residents.  Joe did a great job playing his trumpet and encouraging them in the Word.


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Friday, October 5, 2012

Fishing the Flats in Key Largo, Fl



Fun day flying across the flats in the Florida Bay , along the edge of the Glf of Mexico.  Day started with a beautiful rainbow, but ended with Joe seeing stars - he fell while catching this big redfish, gashing his forehead  and his leg.  At least he got the fish in the boat!

Ivan Visiting the Nursing Home



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More Dive Pix!

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How about a kiss??