Last week we went for an overnight ride on horseback with the girls. It was a load of fun! Let me just note that camping with horses has been my dream since I was a little girl. I am so jealous that these girls got to experience it at such a young age!
We rode past castles, streams, vineyards, meadows, olive groves, ect. On the way to the campground, we stopped for a picnic and Siesta. The location of the picnic was a beautiful meadow next to vineyards with a stream running through it. I was extremely happy watching the girls interact with nature and spending time away from a shiny screen.
When we arrived to the campsite, Sergio (the farm cook) grilled us a feast including ribs, steak, sausages, wood-fired bruschetta, and garlic bread.
After dinner, I entertained the girls with music. I made sure to ask them to write me a list of songs to learn so that they could sing along.
For sleeping, we laid a tarp over a bed of straw and slept outside with sleeping bags. It was a beautiful evening at first, but then it unfortunately started raining on us, so we had to move inside.
On the last day of the horse camp, the girls did horse choreography in the morning and games in the evening. I participated in the choreography in the morning. It is actually a lot harder than it looks!!! I have respect for the Canadian Policemen that I used to watch at horse events.
In the evening I played guitar for the Musical Chairs on Horseback game. I also raced Eraldo in the obstacle course and won! Although, he does not like to admit this fact!
Who would have thought that Katie Shaw would have so much love for children? I’ll miss these beautiful, beautiful girls. There is something special about each and every one of them.
Kara, Jenny, and I celebrated the end of the two long weeks (and Kara’s departure) by having dinner in an incredibly romantic restaurant. The Restaurant’s name was Osteria Locanda and it was one of Italy’s infamous restaurants that grow their own produce. It was located in a garden on top of a mountain overlooking Tuscany. We three ladies had an incredible evening with great conversation and food.