Bloggers on horseback

Posted: August 24, 2022 in Personal, Travel
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This has been quite the year for blogger meet-ups and the tradition continued in Wyoming not many weeks ago. During the course of a conversation with Deborah of Circadianreflections about my upcoming trip to Wyoming, I mentioned that my husband wouldn’t be coming. She said, “So you have to go alone”, (which is something I don’t mind at all although it’s better when my husband can come too) and I replied, “Yes, unless you want to come out.” And that’s what happened.p, setting up another in-person first meeting with a fellow blogger.

Deborah seems to know almost every flower, bird, and butterfly as well as a LOT about photography. I struggled to learn a bit more about getting off Auto on my camera even though she tried hard to teach me. We even went out one of the last nights to get some shots of the Milky Way. Imagine us with our little headlamps (red so we can see a bit but not destroy our night vision, white for problem situations), trudging around on a somewhat steep bit of land not far below one of the cabins carrying our cameras on tripods, Hopi g not to meet any moose. I told her that if the occupants looked out, they might think aliens had landed. But we survived and once I upload my camera photos, I’ll see if my shots are good enough to share. Yes, Deborah, I still haven’t gotten that done but to be fair, I’ve been doing a lot of work on house, yard, and my Dad’s estate since I got back, and his memorial service was just this last Saturday.

My sole expertise was horseback riding so thankfully I was able not to feel completely incompetent. 🙂 We had some excellent rides, saw and photographed lots of wildlife and flowers, and had fun exploring Sheridan, having coffee and lunch and doing some buying. Here we are, ready to ride, yours truly on the left, Deborah on the right.

  1. Alison says:

    Sounds like a great trip and it’s wonderful when you meet a new friend
    I can’t seem to get off auto either!

    • We had a good time which was fortunate because we were there together for a week. Lol. As for being on Auto, if you’re getting the pictures you want, I wouldn’t worry about it.

  2. beth says:

    sounds like it was a win for both of you, how fun! I love meeting other bloggers. glad your dad’s memorial went okay, I’m sorry for your loss

    • Thanks, Bath. Both my parents passed away this year but lived very long, full lives. We moved down here in 2020 to be able to spend time with them and help them as they got older so we had several years with them before they passed away.

  3. Oh my goodness, I can only imagine the number of photographs you two took. You’ll be sorting for a while. It sounds like you had a great time!

  4. peggy says:

    Sounds like you totally enjoyed meeting another blogger friend. How nice.

  5. Sounds like a perfect getaway, Janet. And look at those happy faces! I’m pleased to hear all went well with your new friend! 🌞

  6. It was fun, and a wonderful opportunity to hang out with you and learn more about riding horses since I hadn’t ridden in 4 years prior to this trip. I could get used a daily morning ride so easily!

    I have uploaded my images, but haven’t done anything with them yet myself as I was hanging out with #1 Grandson who was here at home when I got back then we took him home and hung out there for several days playing with Littlest and #1 Grandson. Plus it was a nice opportunity for Baby Girl and The Handsome Surveyor to have a date night. 😀
    We’ll be seeing Big Baby Boy, and The Dark Haired Beauty later this week so who know when I’ll get to my images.

    I hope the memorial service was lovely and things are making progress with getting the estate settled.

    I’m hoping you can come visit me in 2023! 🥰

  7. Dan Antion says:

    What a great visit! It’s good to see both of you. I’m looking forward to the photos.

  8. Jodie says:

    That’s so impressive both on the horse and out to take night photos. Even if they don’t turn out, I bet you learned a lot.

  9. What a wonderful adventure! I miss good old fashioned blogger meet-ups. It really has been years.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    There’s fun printed on both faces!

  11. Ally Bean says:

    Looks like fun. Such a pretty place to visit and great to have a friend with you.

  12. Wind Kisses says:

    You look so happy. Clearly YOUR place to be you.