Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Friday, 24 February 2012

Where I have been

Sorry folks I have been busy since I got home and struggling to get the pictures loaded, finally gave up , and some are out of order , but they are here! 
Those who know me well, know that the only place I am as comfortable and free as I am on or with a horse , is in the water.
So it only stands to reason , I would vacation  near the water.The warm sun and the palm trees , sure don't hurt either ! 
So Martin , I , His sister Connie, and hubby Mike , all went off to Playa Del Carmen . This year though we took a couple special guests! 

Niece Deanna , and her friend Karly 
(Me  touring  Escaret)
We went to a park, (Escaret ) where we swam a river cavern,about and hour of floating/swimming through tunnels in a salt water river , just amazing !
Took me some time but I got this shot of the dolphins 
Karly , investigating a shell on the beach
The girls ! They had a blast 
Mike , and Dee, looking off to sea 
 Miss Dee
 While there , we celebrated Dee's Birthday at a lobster dinner 
as you can see the staff prepared a special dessert for her(must have known she is my niece , with the "Appy  Birthday ")
 Of course she had to try the resort special a "Pie Eye"
 back to Escaret

Big  cats in the park 
(secured beyond a 6 ft rock wall and a 20 ft gorge , gotta say when the Panther started grumbling  that didn't look like a wide enough gap. He had to be 9 feet long !)

 off to a quieter area , the butterfly garden
 a slightly wilted butterfly here, it was HOT and after a hour swim and 2 hours of walking I was a bit pooped
 Brighter butterflies here 

 more beautiful creatures 
 Sea turtles sanctuary
 And yes even in Mexico I can find a horse show! 

I took so many photos it was hard to pick which to load , but this and the post above gives you a nice sampling I think. We had a wonderful time, but it is always nice to come home . We will hopefully begin  the march for spring together! Stay safe and warm my friends! I missed you

And BTW , yes I did dance  with my darlin'


Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Glad you had a great time ! Have a good day !

Knotty Dogs said...

Wowie! Great photos! And it looks like you had a whopper of a good time! Good for you! What wonderful memories!

Cut-N-Jump said...

Looks like you guys had a great time and took in a lot of sights and activities. Vacation time well spent!

Shirley said...

And you deserved every sun-soaked minute of it!

Crystal said...

Wow sure looks like a good time, Love the dolphin shot!! But would love to the the kitties there (did any have 7 toes, lol)

Nicole said...

Wow, looks like y'all had a blast. will you please take me next time :)

Janice said...

Looks lovely and it also looks like everyone had a good time.I had to chuckle when you said that about you and water( which was something I didn't know about you) something else you and I have in common.I'm glad you got to go away and have some family fun time.

50+ Horses said...

It was a pleasure to read your Post and look at your pictures as I sit hear listening to the rain and beginnings of (another) wind storm. Seeing people in shorts was kinda wierd. I have no idea where mine even are, it's been so long since I wore them! Thanks for sharing! :)

kden said...

The river canyon sound wonderful. And I loved the shot of Martin with the big beautiful birds.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Thanks all, Nicole I would love to have all of my bloggin buddies along, that would be a party!
Crystal, I don't think they had extra toes, wasn't gonna get any closer to find out either though
Janice, kindred spirits I would say
It was in fact a wonderful holiday

Leah Fry said...

Glad you had a good time. Mr. Fry and I love Mexico, but we haven't been in many a year.

Love your header pic, BTW.

Ami said...

Glad you're home safely, and so happy that you had a good time. Looks warm and comfortable. Love the butterfly wings everyone posed in front of. Gives me an idea for the kids at work. :)

Mama Mess said...

Looks like a beautiful vacation! We love the beach as well, and I'll bet that horse show was fantastic, as well as the salt water river.