On our way back home Ginette had been planning on bringing Josie on a trail ride for her birthday. “I think we’ll be around Owen Sound, tomorrow at noon”, said Ginette. Matthew had done research the day before. He found a great place called Windsong Ranch.
We had to leave Cypress Lake campground by 11AM and drive about two hours to Owen Sound from Tobermory. Pulling a trailer really screws up travelling time and everything takes longer.
We arrived at Windsong Ranch. Gord, the rancher says “Oh you are all wearing shorts. “(he wasn’t very impressed.) Then he looks at our feet and says “I see you’re wearing running shoes” I said, “I thought were better than crocks. I thought we did good.” We had jump into the trailer to change into pants and rubber boots.
Not all of the Party Caravan crew were keen on horseback riding. Gord said Leave it up to me and sure enough he got everybody on a horse whether they liked it or not.
While we were cleaning and brushing the horses, Charlie was getting really nervous. Heather, the lady rancher, said not to worry. They will put her on the calmest horse they have: Magic. Well Magic was the tallest black horse I have ever seen. Charlie ended up trading horses with Arthur. He was supposed to ride Alladin, the pony. Magic was so big his poops could be Arthur’s size! Josie turned to her dad and said, “You’re in my house now Daddy.”
We got a lesson and started on the trail. Charlie really relaxed and ended up having a wonderful ride, thanks to the ranchers. Lily and Ruby were so competitive and kept trying to pass each other. They were comparing passing each other with all the Mario Kart they played.
The views were gorgeous and we had an amazing afternoon. Still feel the pain I tell ya!
Rod and I were so ready to have one last night of camping before ending the trip. It would be nice to have a dinner swim after horseback riding. But the kids were decided. The girls voted us down. Arthur was on our side. But majority wins. So Blue Moon we went.