Back in 1995, Doug and I spent a week at Lost Valley Ranch, a dude ranch in Colorado. It was a wonderful get-away. The lodging was luxurious; the meals were fantastic; the staff were fun and very accommodating; and the scenery was amazing.
|This is a postcard picture of the ranch.|
One couple among the guests, Joe and Gina, were especially fun. They were from New York City. Gina had never even worn slacks before, let alone ridden a horse. But she oozed personality, and guests and staff alike couldn't help being drawn to her. In the picture below, Gina is the one a little right of center, with the black hair and wearing a flowered blouse.
|Guests gathering at the corral for their first morning ride|
|That handsome cowboy is my hubby. Gina is in the blue, with her back to us.|
|Relaxing in our cabin|
|Dining with other guests while Molly, our waitress, looks on. Gina is across the table from me, and her husband, Joe, is the guy with the beard and the purple sweatshirt.|
|Story time on Helen Rock|
|Head Wrangler, Brad, was "spinning a yarn" for our entertainment.|
Doug shot a video during Brad's outrageous story, but I don't know how to edit that segment out of the longer video, in order to share it on the blog.
|Brad and Phil (the cook) providing some evening entertainment|
|We had more cowhands than cows on this cattle drive.|
|Doug and me, taking a break on one of our rides|