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Saturday, November 24, 2012

2012 Boise Holiday Parade

The Boise Holiday Parade was today.  Got up at way-too-early in the morning, like 4:30 a.m., and got down to the staging area at 6:30 a.m.  Parade didn't start until 10:00, so there was quite a bit of waiting around to do about ten minutes of "riding" (more like keeping the horses at a very very slow walk).  It was fun, but not something I'd do again unless a) it's warm out, b) there's a lot of alcohol involved, and c) it's a fast parade! 

Here's what I did to poor Kahlua.  She was such a good sport about it.

Yes, sparkly toes and all. 

My sister, Jill, and her other half, Bill, are here visiting, and I even roped them into participating in the parade.  We had someone cancel, so we needed safety walkers to walk alongside the horses to make sure we didn't have kids getting too close to the horses, so they reluctantly agreed.  They did a great job, and seemed to have a good time doing it. 

Thanksgiving was fun.  Jaenne and Justin came over and we cooked prime rib and turkey breast, etc.  Watched the football games and hung out and didn't do much. 

Yesterday, I took Jill & Bill up to Silver City.  We drove up the Murphy side and down the Jordan Valley side.  It was a gorgeous day, and we ran into a little bit of snow up at the top, but the roads were okay.  We walked around Silver City a bit, met the caretakers, got some history on the area, and I even fell on my ass to complete the trip.  Found lots and lots of places to park the horse trailer for future rides.  Hoping the weather cooperates tomorrow so we can go ride for a while.

It was fun having Jill and Bill here, and I'm sorry they're leaving tomorrow morning.  Hopefully I can talk Jill into coming back this summer and maybe go camping or something fun. 



  1. Sounds like you had a very good time over Thanksgiving! But thats what it seems to be about.

  2. I think, by the expression on Kahlua's face, that she was just humoring you!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

  3. No doubt, Merri! She was a good girl all day. What a gem she is.