"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Head 'em up and move 'em out ...

We just returned from a mini vacation in Sandpoint, Idaho.  About an hour north of us, we were delighted to spend time with family at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.

 This is a working 'guest' ranch that has many options when planning your stay.  They have all inclusive packages that include horseback riding, skeet shooting, meals, etc.

We opted to rent two cabins and just enjoy the relaxing scenery.  A few opted for horseback riding (which included a riding lesson).

The cabins have kitchens so we brought up pre-planned meals.

The area is surrounded by mountains, streams and Lake Pend Oreille.

Schweitzer Mountain is just a short drive from the ranch.

We took a trip up the mountain and had lunch.  The ski lifts run most of the summer and you can ride down some of the trails on mountain bikes.

Hubby wants to do this soon.  I say we take the easy route down and not go for the double black diamond trails :)


Maggie Ann said...

What a wonderful place to vacation! I loved just seeing the pictures.

Jada's Gigi said...

sounds delightfully relaxing

Trish said...

Love it...What a beautiful place!

Felisol said...

I'm glad you got this wonderful and most needed vacation in this beautiful scenery. Was it here Andrew took up an interest for horse riding?

Mrs. Mac said...

@ Felisol ~ Andrew had his first animal ride at the fair last year on a camel at his insistence. I've been waiting for him to mature enough to want to ride a horse. We have a therapeutic riding (indoor) stable not far from our home .. and they had ONE opening so we nabbed it :) He enjoys it immensely. And .. for some odd reason when he's on horseback, his speech is very clear :) :) another bonus. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Mrs.N said...

How pretty...when I see pictures like this I miss the States...!