July 2, 2013

Horsing around in Colorado...

While in Durango CO, we took the girls horseback riding.  
Riding a horse in the Colorado mountains versus the flat lands of Michigan is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our ride ended up being nearly 2.5 hours long.
 Our guide was fabulous.  

He has a little girl who is 6 and he really fussed over Josie. 
My horse was very naughty.  His name was Elvis and he was very slow and kept wanting to do his own thing. When he positioned us for that picture in the mountains with the lake behind us, Elvis starting backing down the hill.  It might not look like I'm terrified in this picture, but I was very ready to get back on the trail away from the hill.

Horseback riding was an amazing experience.

This probably goes down as one of our absolute favorite activities on this whole trip.
Colorado is a beautiful state. 

We're making our way back home.

It's been a fabulous trip.

XOXO
 

21 comments:

Lee said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation! I remember horseback riding in NC, going down the mountains...my stomach muscles hurt for days! LOL
Great pictures~thanks for sharing your adventures!
Safe travels home.

Jboo said...

Oh my -- what fun -- you've had a wonderful trip and lots of great memories!!

April said...

I know yall have had a great time! Be careful coming back!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME! I've never been to Colorado.It looks beautiful! What a great time you are having! I haven't ridden a horse in years!
Warmly,
deb

vivian said...

yeah, I would have been having a heart attack! beautiful pictures!! have a safe trip back.
xoxo

Lutka And Co. said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery! Horseback riding looks like a lot of fun!

Donna said...

Lucky you, Kim, I'm so envious! Colorado is such a gorgeous state, your pictures are amazing! Looks like you all had a blast horseback riding. Not so sure about Elvis, though! Safe travels!

Lynne said...

Love seeing and hearing about your adventures . . . looks like you are all having a fun time!

NanaDiana said...

I love Colorado, too, and have been horseback riding there years ago. I am so glad you had such a wonderful trip with your girls. Those are memories that will last forever- xo Diana

Patti said...

Oh, I am just so happy for you! What memories! The girls will never forget,

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Colorado is so beautiful and what a marvellous way to experience it's beauty on horseback. Enjoyed your travel posting very much girls will remember that trail ride forever! Safe travels home!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Great photos! What a trip! Looks like the weather was cooler in CO! I'm always terrified of riding horses...and then glad I did! Be safe on the way home! Hugs!

vintage grey said...

So beautiful there!!! And, what fun to go horse backing in such a gorgeous place!! Have a safe and fun trip back! xo Heather

Courtney said...

What a fun day. The scenery looks beautiful.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh I used to live in Boulder, CO, so you've made me very jealous. We used to hike and play in that wilderness playground all the time.

Safe journey!
Hugs,
Meri

✿Carol✿ said...

Once again, your post brought back childhood memories! On every trip we took, my parents would always find a place that I could go horseback riding, because I was crazy about horses. I have a few pics somewhere of me on a horse, and we're so high up in the mountains that it looks like we're in the clouds!

Nellie said...

What fun, Kim! Our daughter would take you on a horseback ride if you came in this area for vacation! xo Nellie

chris mckinley said...

Looks like,you are having a blast!!! Great photos!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Have a wonderful vacation! It looks like a very fun time. Happy 4th of July.
Hugs,
Patti

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Great photos!! Your girls both look like they love it! :) Happy 4th of July! xo Holly

donna said...

We love love Durango. We have been horsing back riding there too, when my son was younger and the view is just beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful trip.
Hugs
donna