Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Ocklawaha River Ride

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are here for the Daytona 500.  I understand that's some kind of an automobile race that's popular with NASCAR types.  They have some kind of VIP passes that not only gives them full access to the pits, cars, and drivers, but a sky box view at the start-finish line with all kinds of food and drinks and stuff.   Well... if that sounds like a good time... whatever floats your boat...

We loaded up Jeremiah, Breezy, Destiny, and Blake from the Griffin Ranch and headed over to the Ocklawaha River for a trail ride.  It was a picture perfect day, about 80 degrees in the sunshine but much cooler under the canopy of the trees.  Pam and Andy are experienced riders.  Tracy and I are not.

Andy videoing Tracy and Pam, while I photographed Andy.

Pam on Jeremiah.

This part of Florida is all white sand.  It's beautiful.

The Ocklawaha.  Watch for alligators.

Andy and Tracy soaking up some Florida sunshine and enjoying horses from the Griffin Ranch.

Just for the record, my Navi-Nuts (patent pending) was totally useless, especially when my horse decided to trot.  I went through at least a dozen of the darn things, and for what I pay (wholesale no less) from Kent Boatguy, it was an expensive ride.


  1. You need a metal map and magnetized nuts.

    Bill Kelleher

  2. Hay Dave-- Be carful with the limited supply of "Navi Nuts" Our stock is getting low...
    Maybe the Navi Nut team could figure out a way to mount one on a Gyro so it would stay steady during a trot on the horse...

  3. Maybe your trail chart needs to be magnetic so the Navi-Nut (patent pending) doesn't fall off. Or maybe you could put shocks on your saddle. I'm SURE there would be a LOT of people that would be interested in that!!!