Go Back   theDIBB > DIBB Members Trip Reports > DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports
Forgotten Password?
Notices
DIBB Reporter Photo Trip Reports Download the app for iOS or Android
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 2 Aug 18, 02:29 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
Melbatb
Imagineer
 
Melbatb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 13
New England Summer 2018: Day 5 - Riding In Vermont


We woke up to a sunny day - a bit early though for J and I at 5.30am. The situation wasn't helped by the dropping in and out of the wifi. We later worked out that the router was in the office in the main barn. The nearer you were to it, the faster it was! O even went into the seating area of the barn during the day to connect!



Breakfast was had - every man for himself. O and J had yoghurt and fruit, F and I had bagels!

The house is quite old fashioned. That is not meant in a bad way. I love the wooden rooms - though as F says - it foes creak a lot (she has only lived in a modern house!)



We are staying in the white house! The house is in 190 acres of land! There are deer, foxes and bears in the forest!

It is a stunning part of the world!



Today - there was one objective - to get F riding!

I sent an email to the owner who replied quickly that we should see Amber - the manager!

We went out and Amber told us the instructor was in at 11 and we could organise it then. She also gave F free reign to come and go into the paddocks with the horses. F was in her element!

As the cupboards were bare, we decided we would drive the mile down the road to Morrisville to stock up at the supermarket. The supermarket was really well priced! Where we are is not that touristy so it is local prices!



When we got back F and J went to meet Jade, the instructor whilst O and I unpacked the shopping. They also met Poppy the spaniel!

A lesson time of 3pm was arranged!

F made lunch for us - salmon burgers with salad and fries. Desert was strawberries !

Soon it was time for F to change into her riding gear!



F was riding Cookie - a much bigger horse than she is used to riding!



F loved it! We could see that for the first few minutes she looked a little confused then realised that although she is completely bilingual, she has only ever had riding lessons in French!

Cookie worked hard and Jade the instructor was amazing - positive while giving constructive advice!

Both F and Cookie were worn out by the end!



After the lesson we headed to South Burlington (about an hour away) in a hope of getting O some books off a reading list. Unfortunately we didn't find any that he needed but he did find a book on philosophy - in his final year of school philosophy is compulsory...



The scenery is spectacular here - the picture doesn't do it justice. It is very rural but I love that!

The clouds were hugging the mountain tops!



We got home about 8pm and made club sandwiches. I gad avocado, smoked gouda cheese and lettuce. I also had a bottle of ginger beer - took me back to my childhood and the famous five! The others had a variation on the theme.

The wifi was very in and out - the boys went into the dar next to the barn door which was better! I gave up on finishing the daily report as I kept getting timed out.


Edited at 10:06 PM.
Melbatb is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Visiting my boy in Hong Kong:
Unread 2 Aug 18, 10:16 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
mick
VIP Dibber

 
mick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 04
Location: Warwickshire

mick's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Im glad she enjoyed her ride looks a lovely place to holiday

Joan
__________________
mick is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 2 Aug 18, 01:28 PM  
Link to this Post
#3
app
DIBB App Manager
 
Join Date: May 18
New Photo Added by Melbatb - 2 Aug 18 1:28 PM.
app is offline Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Unread 2 Aug 18, 05:52 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
Jake71
Imagineer
 
Jake71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 11
Location: Ayrshire
Beautiful countryside, it looks amazing.
__________________
Jake71 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Family Trip to See Mickey
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 Aug 18, 06:50 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
Scotty
Imagineer
 
Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 02
Bet the hacking there is amazing.
__________________
Just Mo
Scotty is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
And so it goes on... again
Reply With Quote
Unread 8 Aug 18, 07:33 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
i love jack
Apprentice Imagineer
 
i love jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 07
Just catching up with your report, looks amazing
i love jack is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Time to start planning
Reply With Quote
Unread 11 Aug 18, 06:05 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
WileyCoyote
I am not a shopaholic

 
WileyCoyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11
Thats a great day, it all sounded very idyllic so the famous five ginger beer was a great choice. How great about the riding , looks a beaut of a horse there.
__________________
All my trip reports are HERE

From the Bayou to the Beach - latest trip report index here ]
WileyCoyote is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Reply With Quote
Unread 12 Aug 18, 11:27 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
jocat
VIP Dibber

 
jocat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 10

theDIBB Guidebook
Guidebook Photos: 67
What a great location youre in and how brilliant that F got her riding lesson.

Cookie and Poppy both look gorgeous animals too.
jocat is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Cruising the Caribbean
Reply With Quote
Reply
US Rent A Car

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

Discount Florida Car Hire

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

theDIBB Menu


US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2695
CaxtonFX  $1.2616
Covent Garden FX  $1.2787
FAIRFX  $1.2625
John Lewis  $1.2716
M&S  $1.2446
Post Office  $1.2459
Sainsburys  $1.2689
TESCO  $1.2702
Travelex  $1.2600
Updated: 22:03 21/11/2019

theDIBB Charities
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £10,130
£


Macmillan Cancer Support
DIBB Members have Donated: £1,085
£

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1462
CaxtonFX  €1.1406
Covent Garden FX  €1.1519
FAIRFX  €1.1415
John Lewis  €1.1486
M&S  €1.1264
Post Office  €1.1249
Sainsburys  €1.1469
TESCO  €1.1469
Travelex  €1.1400
Updated: 22:03 21/11/2019

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Thu 21st Nov 5:24pm
Now: 22C/72F
Broken Clouds
Broken Clouds
Cloud Cover: 75%
Wind: 8mph - ENE Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1021mb
Humidity: 49%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 22:20 21/11/2019