Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekend in Idyllwild

Our family got together (grown children and grandson) for the holiday weekend and we all relaxed and had fun with the grandson.  We rented a 2 story cabin up in Idyllwild, CA, which is about 20 minutes further up the road from where I board my horses.  It's at about 6,000 feet with blue jays and scrub jays and deer!  In fact, a deer walked out in front of our daughter and son-in-law on their way up to the cabin and she had to slam on the car brakes!  (and slow down!)...Our son, girlfriend, and grandson came up Saturday morning as he got off work late Friday night.  We had two nights of BBQ and played Mexican dominoes and shouted and slammed our fists down on the table while playing !  (It's a very competitive game!) We never turned on the TV and I finished one book and read another one while we were there!  The grandson learned to put peanuts out on the balcony for the blue jays who discovered what suckers we were and appeared from sunrise to sunset!  Even two scrub jays showed up and then a couple of gray squirrels appeared to get in on the peanut action!  I took the grandson for some walks and he got to see some of the forest up there.  It was chilly Saturday morning...down to freezing and the trees were covered with frost!  Really eerie.  Sunday and Monday mornings were clear and sunny.  We had a fire in the stove every evening and that just added to the atmosphere.  I feel like I've had a week-long vacation and it was only 4 days!  We've all decided to do this again just as soon as school is over.  My school is out the latest.  We WERE going to drive to Arizona, but we all decided to save on time and gas money, so we each saved from $125.00 - $300 in gas alone!  The kids brought food and so did we, so we had sandwiches for lunch, and hearty breakfasts each morning.  Why is it that coffee always tastes so much better up in the mountains?  That's our daughter with their dog, Wilco and a scene of the frost on the trees Saturday morning.

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