Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wyoming: Part 7

Curtis has the habit of changing his favorite animal quite often. This week, his favorite became the Bighorn Sheep.
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That morning, we went up to Signal Mountain.
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More animal spotting!
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This was actually just off of the parking lot at Signal Mountain Lodge. These animals seemed very comfortable being near people.
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Curtis bought a little mountain ram.
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Nachos! It's what's for lunch!
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The big adventure later that day was horseback riding. This was awesome. I figured that Graydon would ride on a horse with Andy and Curtis with me; but when we arrived, they put each kid on their own horse! (Well, Curtis got a donkey; but he doesn't know it.)
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I expected that we were going to be in a larger group, but it was just us!
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Here are the names of our horses:
Tom: Stetson
Andy: Cinch
Karen: Buzz
Bella: Sarge
Graydon: Casino
Curtis: Bess
Papa: Kevin
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I've been on trail rides before, but this one was so beautiful.
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Graydon's horse kept stopping  to eat, so our trail guide had to attach a rope to his horse and lead it for a while.
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There were photographers on the trail and they gave us a pretty good deal on photos - much better than the rafting place; so we bought them and I am so happy that we did!
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Our two-hour trail ride ended up becoming almost three! We were kind of a slow group, but we had a great time. Of course, our rear-ends and legs were a little sore after that long ride!
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We went to a rodeo that night. After this, we can now all say, "This ain't my first rodeo!"
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We received a little lesson afterward on how to lasso an animal. The riders make it look a whole lot easier than it is!
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We ended the evening at an outdoor bar area. The spot was perfect for our group and it was a great way to rap up our vacation together.
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All of the excitement from the day finally caught up with Graydon.
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