I am entering week two of my vacation. It has been a lovely mix of relaxation and social events. I like to say that I'm practicing the three 'R's: reading and riding and relaxing.
|Riding under storm clouds. They held off for the ride|
Last weekend Ed and I went to a small town a couple hours away with another couple. It was wonderful. If you ever visit Nova Scotia I strongly recommend that you visit Annapolis Royal. It's a jewel of seaside town with great food, friendly people and artwork. There were pride flags everywhere. I love that the town prides itself on it's inclusivity (pun intended).
|Our bedroom at the B & B|
|Saturday morning farm market|
|one of my favourite houses in the town. There are so many!|
|delicious wine and great hosts|
|we went to a local Moonshine place. Love the bottle on the left.|
|Fort Anne- built in the 1700's|
The pandemic has helped us to appreciate what is nearby rather than dream of far away places (even though we still have plans on that).
Carmen and I are trucking along. At least I think that we're doing well. Carmen may have her own mare-pinions on that but she does seem happy. We even did another solo hack and no one died.
|I forgot my helmet so I asked her to stand here while I ran down |
to get it. She never moved while I was gone.
I've been working on a special project as well. I will tell you all about it at some point. It's a big leap for me into something new.
I have watched the dressage part of the olympics. I hope to catch up on the rest. I was inspired by many of the brilliant rides. I have some things to share about the keyboard warriors weighing in on the horse events. But that is a different post. Can we talk about the Lusitanos for the Portuguese team? I am obsessed with this guy:
|Fogoso and Rodrigo Torres|
This weekend a couple horse friends are coming and we will immerse ourselves in horses. I am looking forward to it. I shall try to emulate Carl Hester but not expect Carmen to be En Vogue!