Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July Vacation | Day 2

 Monday I got the chance to guest post of Suzie Lou Blog while she is on a mission trip in Guatemala.  Go check it out!!


On Day 2 we decided that we needed leave at 7 in the morning so we could get to the parking lot and have plenty of room. 

We were planning on riding Turkey Pen which is part of the Pisgah National Forest. Let me suggest that before you ride trails that you don't know...make sure that you have a map. 

The day started off a little chilly. You would think in the middle of July that you wouldn't need a jacket but I could have used one for sure. 

Before we left the campground the lady who runs it told us that the trails were great and we would cross the river about 13 times. We ran into a trail guide before we left and he said we would cross about 8. He have us directions and we thought we were doing good and headed the right way. 

We thought we were heading the right direction since the trail guide had told is that the ride was about 3 hours so we stopped about 2 1/2 hours and took a brunch break. 

We climbed back on and started heading for the trailer or so we thought. We somehow took a wrong turn and 6 hours later we finally found a dirt rd. I've never been so glad to see a dirt rd in my life. 

We ended up being 11miles from our trailer. Thank goodness to some wonderful people they took two of the guys back so they could get our trailers. It was a great ride and we ended up crossing the creek 23 times.

Cole was very excited to be back in his stall! 

We grilled out hamburgers and hot dogs and made homemade ice cream. The campground we were staying had a fire ring down by the creek so we sat by the fire till it was time to go watch fireworks in Brevard. 

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