In an attempt to cool off the other day, we decided to load the kids up on Bo and Waska, lead Sienna, grab the dogs, and head over the river and through the woods, to the creek. The problem was that everyone had the same idea that we did, so we walked about two miles down the old rail road tracks, which is now a trail, until we found ourselves a nice little beach to play on. The first place that we stopped, dropped down sharply, and we had to tie the horses up on the trail, and climb down to the creek.
Bo, Waska, and Sienna pigged out...I mean stood guard for us. As you can see, Bo took his job very seriously.
A view down-stream. Parts of the creek are really getting shallow. It will be a difficult year for the salmon run, which will start in about 2-3 weeks. Miss Katie Kate enjoying the cool water.
We ended up moving to a different location, because we wanted to find a place where the horses could come down to the water with us too. Sienna was able to run around loose, we had crossed the creek, and she pretty much flaunted her freedom to the boys.
You can see the look of disgust on Waska's face when Sienna walked by and said, "Haha...I can eat all of the grass that I want to!" OK, she didn't really say that, but it looks like she did!
Sienna enjoyed playing in the creek with us. Bo came in too, and proceeded to paw and splash so much, that I was completely soaked...it felt good though! Bo likes to stick his whole head, up to his ears, under the water, I always try to capture it on film-my camera is digital, but "film" sounds better!-but he is too quick for me.Eric and Amber climbing on the log jam made during last winter's floods.All in all, we had a great afternoon at the creek. On the way back, the kids decided that they wanted to lead Sienna, so Amber and I were able to ride, which was a good thing, because Bo was really pissed off about having to stand tied up for over three hours, and he was a handful. I am sure that we made quite the sight going down the road. The kids were in their swimsuits leading the dogs and a pony, and Amber and I, soaking wet, on the backs of prancing horses!
Well, it looks like we have a few more days of heat, and then it will drop back down to the 70's and 80's. Amber and I are off to Portland tomorrow, to go watch Jewel and Abu, from 20 Meter Circle of Life, compete in Dressage. I hope that this hot weather has not affected them to much...it has been in the triple digits down there!