Typically our vacation with Angie's family each year is at the beach. But this year Gram and Grandad treated us to a Dude Ranch. Thanks to them we spent 4 days unplugged from the world and were just with family. There was no cell service, no wifi, no television, just a ranch, animals, and family. We could not have had a better trip. These boys are still talking about it almost 2 weeks later.
We didn't arrive until about 5:00 the first evening because of Greg's work schedule. This is the first view of the ranch and the boys made friends with the wrangler within about 5 minutes of being down at the corral.
And David finds an arrow head!
The kids were finished so everyone went back to the ranch house while Greg continued to fish. As Angie bega walking back too Greg caught something.
After lunch David put on a show with all of his cowboy gear just like the show he had seen the night before by the buffalo soldier.
After the show we had family play time!
And it wore all three of the House boys out!
He and his dad both are world champions for their roping and bull whip skills.
Here is Will teaching the boys a few things.
Time for another trail ride!
After lunch we relaxed and cooled off at the pool.
For dinner we had a delicious BBQ - ribs, brisket, sausage, corn on the cob, watermelon, beans, potato salad, deviled eggs... every meal was like this. No one went hungry.
Lila and David both rode Festus a few times... here is David on his last ride with Festus. David kept saying Festus is the Bestist.
On each trail ride Adam would say Yippee Kaiyae. Or Yee Ha.
We didn't get video of him there doing it, but here he is at home...
So much fun! These two literally slept for the full three hours home.
We would recommend taking your family on a trip such a this.
Here is a video Aunt Christie made of our time on the ranch.