We are on our way home from a long weekend in Illinois. Maria got to attend Ebertfest, Roger Ebert's film festival. Adrienne was our wonderful hostess. She and my sister watched Gus while I worked. All of us went to see the movie, Bernie, on Thursday night, and tried to get home only to find that Adrienne now owned island property and we couldn't drive back to the house to Gus and the babysitter. What an exciting adventure. We were able to hike and wade in to the house and escort the babysitter back out to where our cars were and take her home. We highly recommend seeing "Bernie" and strongly recommend avoiding flood zones!
It was such a gorgeous day today that we wanted to take a little walk before our long drive home. We came across a place that did horseback rides so we thought we'd see how Gus felt about horses because we've heard so much about how wonderful riding is for kids with CP. It really opens their hips. They asked if we wanted to do a pony ride and we said, "Well, yes, but can we? And are you equipped to do it safely?" The pictures tell the rest of the story.
|This was such a sweet horse. We spent lots of time petting him.|
|Here's Danny, Gus's mount|
|Check out those cheeks - they are puffed out in a wide grin!|