Friday, January 1, 2010

Birthday Ride to Kentucky Camp

Happy 2010! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and successful New Year! It has been a treat getting to know you all through your blogs and sharing a little of my life with you.

All I wanted for my birthday yesterday was to go riding and spend some time outdoors with my horse and my hubby. The weather definitely cooperated -- it was sunny without a cloud in the sky. Although, by our standards it was a little cool, only about 50 degrees. I'm not complaining, though, especially since parts of the country are bitter cold and covered in snow right now.

Even though Phoenix is 32, he still has plenty of get up and go. Well, at least enough for a leisurely trail ride. Just when I start to think that I'll need to stop riding him soon, he shows me that he still can and still wants to get out. My oldie...
Lee checking to see if we're still behind him. :)It's open range on the way down to Kentucky Camp. We came across these cows and their babies sunning themselves on a hill.I wanted to bring this little red one home! So darn cute.Kentucky Camp was a gold mining camp in the late 1800s. Later it became a cattle ranch and in 1989 the land was acquired by the National Forest Service.There are still some buildings at the camp. Some in better shape than others. This was an adobe barn that is in the process of being preserved by the Forest Service.
The camp is down in a canyon and surrounded by low hills. We stopped and found a spot under some trees to tie the horses and have our picnic lunch.We brought along some french bread, salami, cheese and fruit. We shared the apple slices with the horses. But the best part was the homemade chocolate chip cookies. Mmmmmmmmmm....
For me, it was the perfect birthday. Time spent riding in beautiful scenery with the ones you love is good for the soul. Simple things really do bring the most joy.

26 comments:

Danielle Barlow said...

Sounds just wonderful!

sassyglassdesigns said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year; looks like you had a wonderful day.

Rocky Mountain Yankee said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday to me! BTW, my daughter loves your bunnies, especially when you put the hats and things on them in the pictures. She has decided she wants a bunny but I think she is a bit young yet to have one.

Judy said...

That sounds like the most perfect birthday to me! I am glad the weather cooperated and you had a lovely sunny day. Happy Birthday!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! My niece had a little baby girl yesterday!
It sounds like you had a great day!
50 degrees sounds delightful!
Your bunny header is so festive!

Gail said...

If I had to dream a perfect day, this would be it.

Beautiful place, wonderful country.

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year.

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday
I would love to do something like that on my birthday!

Rural Rambler said...

Bridget it is so true about the simple things and how they make us happy and give us the most peace! Glad you spent your birthday just how you wanted. Looks like a very interesting ride and the trail food sounds very tasty. Can't think of a better way to get 2010 off to a great start!

Paint Girl said...

Happy Birthday to you!
What a great place to ride, and a great ride for your birthday!!
Happy New Year!

Maria said...

Oh what a great birthday! We went for a short ride yesterday as well, it was nice to get the boys out.

SharonP said...

Bless your little heart~what a perfect birthday and thanks so much for sharing your day!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, what a beautiful birthday you had! Beautiful day, your dear husband, horses you love....ahhhh, what could be more perfect? I can't think of a wonderful way to spend the day.
Happy Birthday, Happy New Years....just happy day!
hugs to you...
Jane and Gilly

the7msn said...

What an absolutely perfect way to spend your birthday. And to share it with such a splendid horse as Phoenix...oh, and your husband, too. Happy birthday from all of us at the 7MSN.

Annette F. Tait said...

Happy Birthday Bridget - what a special way to spend the first day of the new year!
Your sentiments are spot on too :)
best wishes for a super 2010!

Julie Harward said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTIE! I WISH WE COULD GO RIDING TOGETHER...YOU WANT TO COME VISIT? WHAT A SWEET OLD HORSE, BOY THEY DO GIVE IT ALL DON'T THEY?! AND THEY REALLY DO LOVE TO GO. Come say hi :D

Heidiwriter said...

Happy Birthday! What a nice way to spend the day. My best to you and yours in the New Year!
Heidi

Cowgirl Goods said...

Perfect, Absolutely Perfect.

Christina said...

This is my kinda birthday. Looks like you had a wonderful time and yes I would want to bring home that little moo too. What a cutie!

Gaina said...

Ah, I'm glad you had the birthday you wanted and such lovely weather.

((Happy New Year))

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Can it get much better? Happy Birthday :)

Andrea said...

Happy birthday to a very special person! Gosh, I love reading your blog and looking at these wonderful pictures. What a blessing you have in your animals and in the midst of that gorgeous countryside! May the new year bring only joy and happiness to you and your loved ones!

Desert Rose said...

Exactly what I would want for my birthday...is your hubby available??? LOL HBD to you!

Shelly's Stuff Jewelry said...

Happy belated birthday. Glad to hear you had such a great day!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hello there, sorry I'm late making my rounds! Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like a perfect birthday! You're right to be thankful....we're barely reaching the double digits where I am....SIBERIA!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it.
Actually that was the day we arrived in AZ!!! yes, we finally made it!! I did email you on my husband's laptop thru his email address. My old address is all screwed up so I should be getting a new one soon. Check your email, it might have gone to your spam. Talk to you soon. I'm lovin' the southwest already :)

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Fellow Rabbit Lover and Happy New Years as well:D