Tuesday, September 22, 2015
After our stay at Potato Creek,
we continued on to the Indiana Dunes.
It is unique in that it allows dogs on the beach in certain areas.
Bo discovered Lake Michigan & waves!
This is the Devil's Slide, one of the many dunes you can climb.
Or, if you're not up to a dune climb,
you can walk to the beach on a boardwalk.
If you are lucky, you can see the Chicago skyline from the beach
Sunsets are beautiful
A dog friendly park
Monday, September 21, 2015
We visited Potato Creek State Park last weekend.
Lots of family time with our daughter & her family.
Biking with Grandparents
Challenging yourself at the playground
Hanging with grandpa
Visiting the lake
And the main reason we were here,
mom & dad ran the triathlon!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Janette & I attended a trail clinic where our horses learned to navigate various obstacles.
Walking & sidepassing over logs
Asking your horse to walk through a kiddie pool filled with empty water bottles
Opening & closing gates
Ponying, or leading, a second horse while mounted
The cowboy curtain and many other scary things
After a morning in the arena, we went out on a trail ride.
Temperatures were in the 90's, but we learned a lot and came home happy tired cowgirls
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Monarch butterflies are becoming scarce in our area.
I've seen a few, but nearly what was around when I was a kid.
That's why I was excited when I spotted this Monarch caterpillar.
I ending up finding several actually.
Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants and the caterpillar feeds on the plants.
I possible, refrain from cutting down milkweed.
It gives us theses beautiful butterflies.