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 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Flu and traveling

Hubby and I don't travel much anymore.  First, we are both on fixed incomes.   Second, the price of gasoline has been SO DARN EXPENSIVE that we can't afford to travel.   Third, with Bodie now, we just don't wish to travel with him and face the possibility that he escapes. Fourth, I have to babysit at least a couple days mid week.   So, we stay home.

And, you know what?   I'm okay with that.   Hubby worked for the Marriott corp for 18 years and we did a LOT of traveling all over the Southwest.   Now it is our turn to stay home.   I enjoy watching the birds out my window, I enjoy my gardens in the front and back yard, and I enjoy staying at home, working on my handmade journals and sewing.  We also both enjoy our visits with the grandkids.   I take the first grader to the library a couple of times each month, when she gets out early on Wednesdays.  We do other errands together.   It's fascinating to view the world from a 6 year old's point of view!

So, we are ... content.   I think that is the best word to use to describe us now.

I have hollyhocks, sweet peas, sugar snap peas, and even sunflowers blooming in the back yard.  We actually got RAIN here 2 nights ago.   It wasn't even in the forecast and surprised everyone.   I only had a little bit of birdseed left in a bag outside (fortunately).   Cats weren't too happy about it, though!

Be safe, keep well.   We are on day 18 of our flu and we are both coughing a lot less (thank goodness!)

Cheryl Ann ~~ Our youngest grand child.   She looks just like her daddy!   :-)

Thursday, January 2, 2020

New Year 2020

Well, it is already January 2, 2020.   I read on Facebook that we should all write out the complete date, thus I am writing out 2020.   I don't really know why, but I like it.

Our son's 40th birthday was December 28, so I drove up over the Santa Rosa mountains to visit his family and stay overnight.   At 90 miles, it is just too long a trip for me now that I'm older, so I do stay overnight.

I'm glad I went.   Our daughter and her family drove to San Diego and took the freeway, but I drove over Highway 74 and then Highway 371 down to Anza, Aguanga, and Temecula.   I'm glad I made the trip.   It was the day after a heavy snow and from Pinyon Pines through Anza it was a winter wonderland!

Photos below:

 This was the view of the San Bernardino mountains from Vista Point on Highway 74
 Santa Rosa mountain from Pinyon Pines
 On the Santa Rosa Indian reservation...the oak forest.   I LOVE this place!
 Heading down Highway 371 toward anza
 The Anza community park
 Paradise Corner, which is at the intersection of Highway 371 and Highway 74
Looking back toward Mt. San Gorgonio (Big Bear) from Highway 74 on my way back home