Monday, September 28, 2009

The Transformers are on my Bed!!!

So every other week, we rotate which boy (grandchildren) will be staying over night with us and spend all the next morning with Papa and the afternoon with Zsa Zsa. I pick the "lucky boy" up from school on a Monday and they are sooooo happy! They always say...just one boy today!

Papa plays with them while I fix dinner. I came into my bedroom s few weeks ago and this is what I found!!!

I had 2 transformers on my bed both of them with "pewers"! A pewer is a space gun that sounds like...pew... pew...pewpew!!!

5 hours later both of the transformers were in my bed...snoring!!!'

Your Desert Rose!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cowboy Bling!!! all know that I am a cowgirl that loves BLING!!! loving husband is a "Reluctant Cowboy" to say the least! On one of my recent cowgirl shopping trips, I picked up this wonderful bolero for my loving husband to wear at those cowgirl events he reluctantly goes to with me!!! Yes... I am being sneaky at putting together his "outfit" for the "Cowgirl Ball"! We are the defending champions for best dressed couple...I was best dressed cowgirl 3 years running and then they changed the category's to best dressed couple!!! That means I need someones corporation to win the BIG RIBBON!!! I will keep working on HIS wardrobe!!!

Your Desert Rose!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cowgirls Paradise!!!

Hawaii's version of "Cowgirl Lemonade"!!!

A place to rest your weary bones!!!

A good read!!!
Great bling!!!
Summer "horseshoes"!!!

Great grub! ( Lobster salad club)

At the end of the day...a place to rest your weary bones!!!

Your Desert Rose!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hawaiian Cowgirl!!

All week I was studying the 8 brochures for the horseback rides on Maui trying to decide which ride would give me the kind of ride I wanted. I wanted a new experience and of course it needed to be challenging which I would not get unless it was a private ride. 2 of the rides were down into the crater of Haleakala...the doormat volcano on Maui...but they were overnight rides. 4 of the rides would take me about a hour and a half to get there...and of course the drive back! One brochure was for the ranch that I rode at 2x the last time I was on Maui...and although it was a nice place to ride...been there done that! And that is where my cinch loosened up and the saddle slipped while loping. I figured out what was happening just in time to get my horse stopped and then the saddle just rolled and dumped me on the ground. I had kicked my feet our of the stirrups anyway to dismount...I just went out faster than I had planned. I wasn't really hurt, just knocked the wind out of me and I was a bit stiff for a few days. Ever since that I ALWAYS check my cinch when others saddle the horse!!! That left one brochure that seemed to meet my needs and was only 15 minutes away form where we were staying!

The road I had to drive to get there was the only thing right smack in the middle of this lava field! Must have taken them along tine to clear some of it so that they could pave over it.
Truck and trailer back from a roping session last night! The owner and head wrangler both rope!

I sat in the shade on the porch drinking my morning coffee filling out the paper work and signing all my rights it should be.

Several paddocks of extremely nice looking horses surrounded me. I just love to see a rental stable with fat and sassy horses!!!

These next picture I took for PAINT GIRL...enjoy!!!!

Cute stable puppy!!!

Cute stables goat!!! ( Who by the way was born wild on the island!)

Now for the fun part!!! I had called the stable to get prices for rides including a private ride...but ti turned out to be too rich for even my blood!!! So I decided to "unfuckthecowgirlup" (25 cents in the cuss jar!) and ride with the "tourists"!

Here's the guide Christine on Baily!!! She was one of the most knowledgeable guides I ever ridden with and I was right behind her so I could hear every word....because

I was the only one to book the ride for the day and got my private ride for the single $$! Yippeekieyaeh!!!

And because of my riding experience I was put on a 17 year old mare named "Miss Makena" that reminded me sooooo much of Little Lady in looks and manner!!! I felt right at home! Miss Makena is half Arab half Quarter horse bred and born at Makena Stables! This was before the "Quarab" name was coined.

My view was just like on the mainland!

Our trail started out winding through a bare but very neat little forrest where a old Hawaiian village used to be! There were still lava rock walls that they had built.

This was a wind break built by hippies in the 60's!
And...just like Little Lady she says...wha wha what was that???'s just the wild goats that live here in the forest!

I took so many pictures of the goats, the baby's were so cute...but can't tell the lava rocks from the goats in all but 2!

Here is the real reason I wanted to ride at Makena Stables!

The "OCEAN"!!! I have never ridden in or near the OCEAN! 1st...I have "Seahorse Sickness" so the tide coming in and out...and in and out, makes me dizzy even when I am not on a horse! 2nd I have not had the opportunity to ride at the beach except on rentals...and they do not take you into the ocean!!!

I asked Christine if Miss Makena would go into the water...she said YES! However...Miss Makena did not want to do this for me so we had to work on it a bit before she would do it! (Again I felt I was on Little Lady!!!)

Miss Makena listened to me just like Little Lady does and WA LA...a photo opp!
Miss Makena and The Desert Rose LOVE photo opps!!!
Is this view to DIE for???
I love the white rocks next to the black lava rock!!!

Heading away from the ocean now!

If I have to ride thru do you!!!
Wild basil!!! I asked if I could eat some...Christine said yes but it would numb my tongue and be a bit was and I ate more later on cause it was so "tasty"!!!
We're almost thru the lava!!!
We tie the horses and climb up to the top of a hill to eat our trail snack!
What a view!!!
Photo opp time for The Desert Rose and Miss Makena!!!

After the photo opp were do some loping and trotting...was so fun!!!

This guy was so happy to see me come back...for this!!!

I had a terrific guide and ride while in Maui...may have to go back soon!!!

Your Desert Rose!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Seahorse Sickness"!!!

This Cowgirl has a very bad ailment!

I call it "Seahorse Sickness"!!!
It is...getting seasick...only I am on a horse!!! Yes, I get carsick too, but water motion (boats) is the worst! Small planes and helicopters 2nd and riding horses 3rd. I can not lounge a horse on a lead line nor can I ride in the arena too long round and round and ROUND!!!

There are many options out there in the market place to combat this ailment of mine including but not limited to the following!
Seabands!!! The way this works is by acupressure...the white dot presses on a spot on your wrist that is suppose to suppress the motion sickness!
They come in several, grey, and white!!! White gets ssoooooo dirty when riding but is my favorite color! The red set is a plastic brand very similar to the other kind. This actually helps !
This is the best brand of motion sickness pills! They do not make you drowsy as some of the other brands!
This is a "Seahorse Sickness" patch...however after I wear one of these...I have to take BONINE because I have with drawls from the patch!!!This little devise sends shock waves to your wrist...yes it CAN hurt if the pulse setting is too high!!!
I never ride a horse without taking a BONINE and if the trail has lots of switchbacks or drop offs...I will wear the bands!!!
However...this Cowgirl will ride until she BARFS...and has!!!
Your Desert Rose!