Rooster and I discovered a place near the Mississinewa Lake Dam where people ride horses on the weekends. Our youngest granddaughter loves horses. Her biggest thrill in life is to watch them gallop in a field or observe them hanging out with their horse friends. What she wants most in life is to ride on the back of one of these massive beasts. For this reason, we decided our Saturday excursion would be a country adventure.
The first stop on our country adventure
The horse park became our first stop for the day. We sat outside the fence and watched the horses eat. Rooster rolled down the window, and we could hear them whinnying. The kids got a good look at cows and other farm animals as we drove down the road, but horses are their thing. We also saw a tree with giant spider webs attached to it. The girls are terrified of spiders. They wanted nothing to do with investigating this country attraction.
The second stop on our country adventure
There is a super cool place to go at the Mississinewa Lake Dam. There is a picnic shelter there where you can bring lunch. (I wish we would have thought about that.) When we came to this location one fall day, Rooster and I discovered a family of beavers building their winter home. The first thing the girls wanted to do was take a hike. Rooster was less than supportive. He told us if we got stuck when we went down the hill, he couldn’t climb down there to help us out. He had a valid point. We were on our own as we drew close to the water. The youngest is a daredevil. She jumped from rock to rock with ease. I started to worry she might fall in and take a swim.
Last stop on our country adventure
We drove for a while until we came across a nice park. Rooster and I sat on a bench and watched the girls burn off some energy before the ride home. Our day in the country proved to be a lot of fun. Rooster and I have decided we need to find a place where our youngest grandchild can climb onto the back of a horse and take a ride.
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