Good morning all! I am officially on summer holidays! Woo hoo!! The school year, barn building, job interviews, graduation, barn party, visiting family and Canada day are all behind me now. Now it is time for some fun and some serious R and R. This morning I woke up to have a quiet coffee on the deck with a fantastic view.
It has been killer hot (for us) these past few days so my main objective today is to keep cool. I put the horses out to graze in the shade down by the trees for a bit this morning before it gets too hot. They will spend the afternoon in the shade of their shelters.
My two nieces are still here from Arizona, so I will take all the kids to the West Edmonton Mall Waterpark while DH and I go for a nice 20th anniversary dinner this afternoon / evening. After that I hope it will be cool enough to play a few games of badminton in the yard before the mosquitoes come out.
No riding today, as we had a lesson yesterday that proved to be quite the workout for all. Koolio was awesome as we worked on flexion, collection and impulsion, but I feel he deserves a day off and I think today is supposed to be even hotter than yesterday. I think the weather forcast says it will cool again tomorrow.
Cacowgirl - I am so sorry to hear about the fires and the deaths of the firefighters in Arizona. My thoughts and prayers are with all the affected families. I graduated high school in that area, so it saddens me to even think of the devastation caused by the fires and the lives lost.
Happy belated birthday to Rick, and congratulations Stan on your new granddaughter. She is beautiful! I wish everyone a fantastic day!