Saturday, December 17, 2011
Quantum Leap… Day 1126 17DEC11
We were invited to a Christmas party today way up in Odessa at a horse ranch run by Quantum Leap Farm, a nonprofit organization founded in 2000, they are a nationally recognized equestrian program serving injured and disabled civilian adults and children, military service members and their families. The facilities were amazing and the weather couldn't have been any more ideal for being outside for the afternoon. We saw lots of our cancer family including a few families we hadn't seen in quite a while. The kids had a fantastic time playing and being around all the animals. Santa showed up in a horse drawn wagon and proceeded to hand out gifts to all of the kids.
Joshua got to ride a horse whose name was Cooper. He really likes being up in the saddle and according to him he is ready to take a much longer ride out in the woods. He looked right at home to us.
One of the more interesting critters walking around was huge turkey named Wishbone. The lady that runs the farm found him injured on the side of the road and nursed him back to health. He was very tolerant of all the kids and let them pet him and take his picture. He even wore his best red Christmas bows for the party.
There were goats, horses, a donkey, and several great dogs as well. The party wrapped up around four and we headed back towards our part of the world. What a wonderful afternoon for all of us!
The boys and I got a little skate in before dark and then settled in to watch the Lighting play the Blue Jackets. We won 3-2 :)
Tomorrow we get to go skate on the Bolts home ice during the Christmas party for Renee and her co-workers, we are all very stoked about the chance to be on their home ice!