Friday, August 12, 2011

Diamond P Ranch and Playmill Theatre

One thing I really wanted to do this trip was take the kids horseback riding. I don't know when they'll ever have the chance to do it, and I think it's such a great activity. Chad was game for it, so one morning we left Matthew with everyone else back at the trabin so we could have this experience.

Here are the kids with Chad. They're pretty excited to see which horse they each get. Mira and Micah opted to pick a cowboy hat from the barn to look more the part.
Ella's getting saddled up on her horse. Chad and I were wondering how she would do, if she'd be very nervous or end up wanting off. But she was great!

Mira poses with one of the "bulls."

And Ella

Look at our Ella go!

The Diamond P Ranch was the only one around who would allow Mira on a horse. However, she had to ride with an adult. So she and I shared a saddle. Right away I knew this would require a tough rear end. Mira really hung in there the whole 2 1/2 hour ride. And she talked the entire way! About anything and everything.

Heading out to the trail. That's Ella.

The trail was just beautiful. We really were up in the mountains. It would have been a great hike, too.

We were with one other family on our trail.

Colin with his horse, Three Bars.

Mira and me on our horse, Moose.

This was the whole reason Micah brought up his overalls. He wanted them for riding the horse.

Chad and his horse, Alfred.

That evening, we met up with Janna, Alan, and Amber in West Yellowstone at the Playmill Theatre to watch "High School Musical." It's a family-owned business and the performers are young adults from as close as Rexburg and as far as Sandy. One was from L.A., but that was Jon Peter Lewis, American Idol season 3 finalist. And he's originally from Rexburg.

The theatre was small and it was fun to be in the audience. The actors made it fun. They worked hard before, during, and after the show.

JPL singing before the show.

Everyone loved it. I knew HSM would be a hit with the kids, but it was better than I expected.

1 comment:

Babelicious said...

How fun. My kids would love the horseback riding.