There is a woman who rides my horse for me sometimes and she sent me this gorgeous picture of them today. I look at this pic and all I can think is how lucky I am to have a wonderful horse and trail access to the Pacific Ocean. I thought I would share it here. 🙂
Tomorrow we are heading back to San Diego, and I am not looking forward to the set of flights (two, with a layover in Dallas). There isn’t much I hate more than sitting on my ass for hours at a time without much leg or arm room. American Airlines is not my airline of choice either, but we didn’t have a whole lot of options flying into Norfolk, VA.
Today ended up almost being a bust. We had plans to wake up and head to Williamsburg, VA to go to Busch Gardens, but it was raining. Of course it was! It’s been warm and sunny every day of this trip since we had no plans and the ONE day we schedule an outdoor activity, it thunderstorms. Despite there being patches of dryness, we decided not to risk it and drive an hour when there was a chance all the rollercoasters could shut down. I ended up realizing that Busch Gardens is owned by Sea World, an organization I am not particularly happy to support…so I am glad we skipped it after all.
We had lunch at a delicious vegan spot called Fruitive and I had a great Southwest wrap that I am eager to try to replicate at home. After that we decided to head to the Virginia Aquarium Adventure Park, a brand new aerial obstacle course with ziplines and obstacles that required a ton of physical strength and balance.
It cost around $60 and was a ton of fun. There are many courses and each one is color coded by difficulty. We only made it to the second easiest adult difficult level because we got so fatigued that our legs were shaking. I couldn’t believe I did as well as I could considering my fear of heights — you get suspended into the air on platforms in trees attached via harness and you have to scale across balance beams and trapezes and nets and all sorts of things. It was super challenging yet fun, and seemed to be pretty safe. I really think that kids would enjoy it even more than we did and it would be great exercise for them physically and mentally! I know my muscles are killing me and I am bruised all over.
Tomorrow we are leaving here around 1pm, grabbing some lunch, and heading to the airport for our 5:30 flight. We get into San Diego around 10pm, and boy will it be good to get home. I am so excited to see my dogs and my horse Rosie!---------------
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