Saturday, February 21, 2009
DAY 100!! 20FEB09
We are officially dudes, not like Lebowski, but like the cowboys. We are a wonderful ranch in central florida with a bunch of cool families who are also cancer families.The ranch, all 1700 acres of it, is located outside of lake wales on the banks of the kissimee river. It is a full working ranch that even hosts a sanctioned rodeo ever weekend. So far we have taken a hayride, had a campfire last night, been fishing, gone horseback riding, and have met some really neat people.
We started out this morning at 6:30 with a fishing trip down at the river. Man it was windy and very cold. Josh managed to catch the first and biggest fish of the morning. I got to be the official worm wrangler and fish remover. Good thing about it being so cold is if you stick yourself with a fish hook you don't feel it.
After breakfast we went over to the stables for horseback riding. Jarrod has never ridden a horse before so it was a special treat for him. It was really beautiful and we had a great ride. Unfortunately Joshua was too little to ride a full size horse but he did get a pony ride instead. We spent the rest of the morning at the petting farm and just relaxing a little bit. After lunch we played games and had an art afternoon. This evening we, the adults, got to get a massage while the kids had a DJ hosted dance party. While we went back to the room Jarrod got to stay up for teen movie night. A busy but really fun day.
I have so many pictures that I have decided to post them to Flickr. Stop by and take a look.