Well, this year I did something I’ve never done – ride a horse! We did the Western Trails excursion and it was a blast. I quickly got over my childhood fear of getting kicked in the head and let the horse do the walking. More important, my daughter got a chance to bond with her kindred horse spirits! I had originally intended to go white water rafting, but the resort closed down ASCII this year. I heard a roomer that county legal squabbles were the culprit. We got to spend some time at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village, another first. My daughter got to buy some art and talk to the local artists, which is always a cool experience when you are considering an art career. Our trip was nothing like prior years. Other than sampling Archie’s BBQ and some time at the beach, most of our activities were all firsts. We did a hike up to an old abandon mine, which was kind of neat. Also got a chance to chill out by the Deep Creek Inn pool.
Here are some fireworks I filmed off the side of the mountain. I love watching them at Deep Creek – no hassles or crowds.
Looking forward to another active summer!