Monday, October 14, 2013


Wow driving over 700 miles each way in less than 48 hours has me plum knackered.  Whew.  My dad drove back with me thank goodness, we just switched back and forth behind the wheel.  We both took a nap for about an hour on top of Donner pass and woke up to a snow storm with everything covered, needless to say we boogied on out of there!
Fresno was fun, the track is super nice.  The tote board blew me away, it looks like splash mountain at Disneyland, complete with a waterfall!
Vine covered paddock

Twine breastplate

Waterfall and jumbotron
I wish it had been light out for more of the drive, but it ended up being over night both ways.  I did get some pictures through Oregon and Nevada though.  While I love greenery and lush landscapes there is something about the sheer size of the desert landscape that also tugs at my heartstrings.  
Rocks in southwest Idaho

Cowboy land in Oregon

Snow in Nevada

This is what I'm talking about

Incredible ranch in Idaho
Sunrise in Nevada
Just makes me want to go on a cattle drive, total bucket list item!

Eugene is headed on down to train in Phoenix, and there may be some great opportunities down there for him!  I'm sorry this is such a short post, I think I'm still recovering from all the driving.  More horse things tomorrow:)


  1. Fresno track looks incredible!! Glad you are home safe.

  2. I love the contrast of the DIY twine b/plate and the man-made waterfall, and I love love love the vine covered paddock!

    1. The race track is always full of strange contrasts

  3. You were so close to me!!!

    Gorgeous pictures and I love the vine covered paddock!!

    1. I wish I'd joined blog land earlier, last fall/winter I was at the track in Berkeley several times!