Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

The Anniversary Trip

To celebrate our anniversary, Motor Man and I took a little trip last Friday. We ventured to the western part of Maryland and went for a sleigh ride.

Although the lady who took our reservation felt confident that the conditions would be right, we were doubtful until we were within about 30 miles of the farm. We just hadn’t seen that much snow.

But, as it turns out, lack of snow was not a problem. This is the barnyard at Pleasant Valley Dream Rides in Oakland.

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Yes, it was snowing….yes, it was cold (14 degrees), and yes, the wind was blowing.

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Our driver, Eli, was great and very willing to take photos.

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Then, he asked if I’d like to sit on our horse, Rusty. Of course, I jumped at the chance, but we were a long distance from the farm….how would I get up there?

With a leg-up from Eli, of course.

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I shared this next photo on my Facebook page; it’s easy to see which one of us was having more fun.

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And, more fun, a selfie.  Poor Motor Man, he was soooo cold. What a great sport he is.

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We had planned to stay in the area overnight, but weather and road conditions were deteriorating, so we decided it would be best to head toward home.

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We saw some beautiful scenery on our trip, and I’ll share more pictures in upcoming posts.

(Thanks for all the anniversary wishes yesterday!)

~These Days Of Mine~