Lutz, Florida (high 87, low 73)
Hurricane season officially starts June 1st and goes through the end of November.
However, nobody told tropical storm Beryl and north Florida is currently experiencing the second storm of the season. We are expecting to experience some heavy rain from some of the “feeder bands.” We could use the rain.
So far, we haven’t had much rain. We plan to stay home and have a movie day.
Yesterday, we went to the Memorial Day party and horseshoe tournament. Jeff and Terra have a horse farm less than 2 miles from our campground. They board horses there. Al sprays their house, so he’s been there many times, but it was my first time.
Being a horse lover, I was anxious to go and see the horses. They have two large barns with stalls for all the horses.
Most of the horses were already in their stalls when we got there at 4pm. We got a guided tour through the barns and met about 25 horses. My favorite belongs to Terra.
He was my favorite because he had such a nice personality. Apparently, Terra spends a lot of time with him and he was a “people person.” Houston and I bonded.
Everyone brought a side dish and they had smoked pork and chickens. All the food was delicious, especially the collard greens that someone brought.
It was a bit warm in the beginning, but the tropical storm brought some clouds and it cooled down quite nicely. It never did rain, thankfully.
They have a corral where they have horse shows and that’s where they set up the horseshoe tournament. There were probably 40-50 people playing in the tournament. $10 per person and the winner got all the money. This was a “horsey” crowd and horseshoes was pretty popular. They drew names to determine who was on what team.
It went on forever. Al was glad he decided not to play. His shoulder would have been killing him and I would have been bored to death. It was still going on when we left. We just visited with some old friends we knew from our Dive Club. It was good seeing them after many years.
I didn’t bring my camera and had to rely on my phone. It has a nice camera, but I don’t understand how so many people can use a camera without a viewfinder. Trying to take a decent picture by using the screen……hate it! So the only pictures I got was of the one horse.
I wanted to post a picture (also taken from camera phone) so it’s not a great shot. It’s hard to locate the subject in the sun. This car had a beautiful orange paint job and check out that orange window tint and those orange rims!
Very unusual to say the least!