Saturday was not only right in the middle of the 4th of July weekend, but it was also right in the middle of a riding clinic out at the barn. Clinician and trainer Ron Postleb, who runs Crown Dressage International out in New York, was here instructing the girls for the weekend. But everyone took the afternoon off and headed to the Lunds' house for some boating and eating and general merriment, the most fun we've had for quite awhile without sitting on a horse. Meredith and Ron:
Laurel, smiling like a Jack o' lantern:
You can't see this, but that's David on the right with a big smile on his face. Caught ya!:
And guess who's driving. Heh-heh-heh. That's BT in the backseat:
Before all the huffing and puffing starts, there is a time and place for these types of watercraft: We were on a small lake in the metro area, not careening around a lake up north. My top speed that afternoon? 45 mph. Way fun.
After dinner and after dark, everyone piled into the pontoon boat for a wonderful putter around the lake -- a perfect way to spend a bug-free, moonlight evening. Friends, beverages, laughter and a cool breeze.