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Old 05-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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T&T and Two First Timers Day5

Wednesday 7th May

The Crew

Tony ……………….Driver and general gofer
Theresa…………….Scrapbook shopper extraordinaire
Peggy (my mum)…..I’ll go on anything as long as it’s not upside down.
Zena (my aunt)…….Ditto


I went with Mum and Zena to Forever Florida today to go horse riding. We have all ridden before apart from Theresa so she took the option of being dropped off at Jo-Ann to do some serious scrapbook shopping while we were gone. She had 5 hours in her Scrapbook shopper extraordinaire mode so the credit card was sweating.

It took about an hour and a half to get to Forever Florida, which is East on the 192 then South on the 441 at Holopaw. I missed the turn as there was no signpost for the 441 so we lost about 10 minutes but were still only 5 minutes late.

It was just us going out in our group so there was no problem about holding anyone up.

We completed the waiver paper work and went on a really enjoyable ride. The temperature wasn’t too hot and the breeze made it very pleasant. One word of advise if you do go riding, make sure you get the stirrups at the correct length. We had never ridden in long stirrups before. I thought mine were right but my right knee was really starting to hurt half way through. Get them right and you will be comfortable all day. We got very close to some deer, raccoons and Mum even saw a couple of wild boar as they went crashing off into the undergrowth.

Mum’s horse was bred on the farm and was a cracker horse which is descended from the original horses brought over by the Spanish. They are more hardy and will keep going all day unlike the quarter horses that don’t cope as well according to our guide, Charlie.





After the ride we went back to pick up Theresa from the shops and have a late lunch at Denny’s. Theresa was weighed down by bags of stuff from her tour of Jo-Anns, Marshalls and Target.

Next we went back to the condo with Theresa’s haul and after a power nap we went off to Winter Summerland for a round of golf. As we have annual passes, the golf was half price for the four of us at $25.



We all enjoyed it and then collected a pizza from the on-site Pizza Hut to take back to the condo.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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lovely horses, thats another thing to add to the 'to do' list then!

glad Theresa got to do some serious scrap stash shopping - you go girl I love jo-anns. scrap stuff is soo much cheaper in usa. It would be a crime not to stock up
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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Thats a lovely pic of you all on the horses Tony
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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It sounds like you all had a great day I'm glad I'm not into scrapbooking, it sounds far too addictive to me
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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Great day Tony
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #6
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We went to Forever Florida a few years ago but only for the bus tour safari. The nearest we got to any animals was a green frog on my seat as i got on the bus. A nice relaxing day though.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #7
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So how much scrap book stash did Theresa buy
And did she manage to send the credit card into melt down
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:52 PM   #8
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So how much scrap book stash did Theresa buy
And did she manage to send the credit card into melt down
In her defence she didn't spend all that much, she got a lot more for her money that she would here but didn't go over board as there weren't any sales on during this trip.
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You look like a mighty fine cowboy there Tony, great day
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Lovely photo of the 3 of you on the horses. Hoping to play some winter summerland golf next time we go.
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:00 PM   #11
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Another great day,I love wintersummerland golf Im determined to beat DH this year
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As we all know, Tony, you should've been a cowboy. Although, I must say you look more dressed the part of a Southern plantation owner sitting on your horse there.

Looks like you and Theresa have figured out the knack of traveling with others--Don't expect everybody to do the same thing all the time--let everybody do what they want. Seems like the plan worked well for your happy group.
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Great photos of you all on horseback.
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Great day Tony,love the pictures from the horse ride.We love Denny's.Can't wait for more.x.
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