I hope these kids know how lucky they are. I hope they know what an incredible experience this is for them. I know they probably don't, because they're kids, but my hope is that one day they will look back and appreciate it. Horse riding is the one solitary thing that I've found that is cheaper here than in the US--$6 for a 1/2 hr lesson (which was really more like 45 min, sometimes island time works in our favor). They got to experience something new while surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet tonight Kylie told me she would still rather be back in Arizona. Of course this was while we were at the Pak n' Save and the Pak n' Save tends to bring out the worst in everyone. It was still kind of disheartening, though. But I know they are having fun, and I know they had a great time today, they're already begging to go back. I just have to remember that it took me some time to come around, so I'm learning to be patient. Days like these are going to get filed away in her memory until it's overflowing and she has no choice but to fall in love too.
The boys had the best time jumping in mud puddles, chasing bunnies, chickens and quails and pestering the poor ponies. (And Chels, I had to document proof that other people really do exist here, I'm just always trying to cut them out :) ^^
Ummm.....yeah. That just happened. I told him to pet him and this is what I got.
The clouds were rolling in as we drove away. We stopped at a little farmers market and stocked up on fruit. As we drove back home munching on apples I felt all countrified and satisfied. It was a day well spent. Someday they'll realize that too.