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Travel Blogs from Springerville
We left Santa Fe in the morning and headed towards the
Petrified Forest National Park. Went
along some of the old Route 66 where it was still in existence and passed
through some of the small towns that had been bypassed. Unfortunately there are no camping ...
... shocking! We saw bucking bronchos, bull riding, barrell racing, team roping and tie down roping. It was an experience, although when a kind American explained how they got the horses to buck I wasn't very happy. It involved a strap around a delicate area of the horses anatomy...ouch!
Because of the rain we didn't stay for the dance party afterwards, much to Abigail and Oliver's relief, no embarrassing parent moments...phew. However Charles did finally buy his cowboy ...
... slowly the last 400 metres. It was a beautiful site to see two helpful wranglers waiting to take charge of the horses so we could hobble back to the cabin with a much wider gait than when we started. It was fun but we were all exhausted and wondering how we were going to make it to dinner.
After removing the boots that are just not made for walking we made our way to the tack shop to have a go at leatherwork. We all took on the largest project, of course, of decorating a ...
... fish all in one go. Normally you have a casting lesson then go fishing but we decided to just go for it.
Chuck made it look easy and then bravely handed us each a rod, positioned us around the edge of the lake and we all had a go. We all got tangled up at points but we all got it right most of the time. There were clearly plenty of fish as they were leaping about, teasing us. Oliver had a few bites and very nearly ...
We found the ranch sign and followed a gravel track 6.5miles into a pine forest to find the entrance gate. We were not disappointed with what we saw. A small very private and remote ranch with many horses but few guests. The receptionist came out to greet us and show us into the welcome cabin to check in. After signing a waiver for just about everything we were given our keys and told to follow Nancy on Smoky the horse who would show us to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed