Today was our day to trade in our boots and jeans for shorts and sandals and leave the ranch life for the day. Just one day. The plan was to walk through paved streets, take pictures with the turistas y borrachos, have dinner and margaritas and be home on the range again before we were homesick for the sweet smell of manure. We parked and walked a few blocks in downtown San Antonio and I heard a little whinny, not a big carriage horse whinny.  In the middle of Houston street there were pony rides and mechanical bulls and real live bucking bulls and crazy cowboys riding them. I was tempted to ride the mini mechanical bull, but the guy at the controls had an evil gleam in his eye and the bull was spinning around in circles too fast for me. I trusted the bulls more than that psycho or the Shetlands and I’ve ridden all my life and Tom is a great rider himself, so we figured it was time to give it a try. What’s 8 seconds anyway? It was the most fun day we have had in so long! I am going to soak in the jacuzzi while the photos download……




Published by Dana Spring Parish

wife, mother, runner, artist, animal lover,photographer, art teacher

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