Visiting friends – Day 2

Brave Chica!!!

I forgot to mention in my last post that after the quad ride we sat out in front of their house and watched the horses.  Diane took one horse out of it’s stable and of course Chica went wild.

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I don’t think she factors in the fact she is outweighed by the horse 1,200 lbs. to 2 lbs.  She showed no fear whatsoever and let that horse know who was boss.

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Finally after telling that horse who was boss she decided to kick back with us.

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What a great watch dog!

My head is killing me!!!

Unfortunately we drank a bit too much and felt it the next day.  We had planned on going horseback riding but that was definitely out of the question.

So while we were recuperating I decided to walk around their property and get some pics.

Tad set up a target for his bow and arrows.  I would have liked to try that but just ran out of time.

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This is their storage building.  It matches their house perfectly.

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The campfire area and the tree the ranch was named after.  Crooked Tree Ranch is a great name.

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Stables for the horses…

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A pic of the corral showing the Bitterroot Mountains in the background.

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Plus their beautiful home.

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This shows the entrance to the Crooked Tree Ranch.

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Changed Plans

We decided not to ride the horses but instead they drove me around their area in the Bitterroot Valley.  Our first stop, I was treated for lunch at a neat little restaurant in Victor and then drove to Corvallis, Darby and Hamilton.  We stopped at the Daly Mansion and walked around a bit.  What a fabulous place!

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A beautiful pic of the Bitterroot Valley and Bitterroot Mountains.

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Then we stopped for an ice cream cone in Darby.  They must have scooped at least a pint of ice cream in each cone.  We walked around this small town for a while and checked out some great shops.  One had a fabulous display of antiques and another had a fantastic array of taxidermy of all the animals you would find here in the valley and up in the mountains.  I am sorry I didn’t get any photos of those.

Then it was back home where we just had a relaxing time of watching the All Star game on TV.  I had planned on leaving early tomorrow, but they invited me to go horseback riding in the morning.

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4 thoughts on “Visiting friends – Day 2

  1. Love this place!!! So glad you got to visit them- it is quite amazing and loads of fun always!!
    And as Aunt Tina would say- Chica don’t be BOLD!!

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