Well, both my sisters and my aunt all wrote posts about out trip to the ranch, so I won't go into too much detail.
All my followers follow them, too. ;)
I was kind of hesitant the morning of the drive up.
I hadn't slept well the night before, didn't like the thought of no showers or dust in my contact lenses, and although I love the Ranch, I was feeling a little...'Ehh."
But the closer we got, the more excited I became, and when the house did come into sight, my heart did a little flutter and I actually thought I would cry!
My old home away from home.... *sigh*
The silence there (when there aren't four wheelers roaring by) is absolutely amazing, and there isn't a more peaceful place on earth!
Birds singing in the trees, the wind blowing through the tall grass, and no cell service, boy, it's awesome.
The mornings were always my favorite, when I wake up to birds, cool air on my face, and the sound of bacon frying in the kitchen.
I have loved four wheelers since I was little, (just ask my parents) and they never fail to give me a thrill and a wonderful sense of freedom.
After we got the house cleaned the first day, Daminika and I (I can't remember if Emily was with) finally got to hop on a four wheeler and fly.
I was so happy to be there, at one point I stood up while driving and laughed, "I'm so happy, I could die!" ;) haha
The next best thrill was when the boys took out their instruments and played for us. :)
Fiddles seriously take my breath away, and Gavin plays so beautifully. :) :) :)
Leaving was bittersweet, just like it always is, because as much as I was looking forward to a real shower and my bed, it broke my heart to leave the wonderful place behind.
Isn't beautiful? I must admit it was pretty depressing to go from this...
But then, living in a more populated area makes me appreciate the Ranch even more. :D
There you believe you could do anything, like ride the wind or catch a falling star...
It's a place of wonder, and peace, and I love it so very much.
Saying goodbye for the last time will be very hard.
But it's only a place, and another chapter in life that must come to an end someday.
I hope you enjoyed!