Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wine and Dine

Friday evening I met up with Ophie's mom. We met for happy hour, and after a few bottles of wine (yes, few) we ended the evening trying to determine if you can make cookies with the dough in Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The answer is yes, yes you can!! Ophie's mom's boyfriend put an end to our baking skills. Boo.

It makes me remember how much I miss her. I wish our horses had similar needs so we could board together again. That won't be for a while.

In other news today I got to hang out with Sprinklerbandit and her friend. We started our day at a local tack shop trying on breeches and oogling the expensive saddles.

Our new pants! I figured, if they're not black it doesn't count that they are not little. Plus they were more than 1/2 off.

After going to Olson's we went to McDonalds for drinks and then drove through the equestrian community that is nearby. We stopped to look at a house and played the "guess the price game." It was only $990,000. Cheap! I wish I had photos. So not worth it!! We stopped at a few places that I have on my list to look at for boarding. We didn't even make it out of the car. It's amazing how good they can make something look on the Internet. We also managed to make it to an Estate Sale.

After hanging out in Bellevue we drove to Woodinville and went to another tack store. We tried out saddles and found a particular saddle we both liked. Do I remember what it's called? No, of course not. Check her blog, she's smart and writes things down.

We finally made it out to see princess. She was standing by herself away from the herd and happy to see us. That is until we ran out of apples. She wanted nothing to do with us once we ran out. I went to get some new treats and Sprinklerbandit and her friend stayed with princess. She proceeded to ignore them until I showed back up with treats. Magically she became interested again. Something dawned on my tonight while I was rubbing her neck. I will mention my findings in a future blog.

No treats? No way!
  They got to meet the wonder vet who was working on the mouth of a 26 year old Arab. He was so cute. He had to have a tooth pulled and it was interesting to watch. We left the vet's barn and stopped at McDonald's to wash our hands. It was full of 20+ teenagers. Terrifying.

After cleaning our hands we went to the Giant Warmblood barn where they got to see Pete. He was being a huge ham and showing off his adorableness.  I love Pete. We gave him an apple and I groomed his neck. I can't wait for it to be warm enough to give him a bath. He is really gross.

After visiting Pete and the rest of the ponies we left and stopped to eat at.....

Yeah....about those little black breeches... we decided that today didn't count. That works right?


It was really fun to meet Sprinklerbandit. It's always funny when I'm able to meet fellow bloggers. It feel like I know them so well from reading their blogs. It's fun! I had a great time with them!


Marissa said...

Love meeting bloggers in person! So far I have met Nicku at Polka Dot Periodical, Rachel at Dapple of My Eye, and Eva at High Tech Horse. So great that we all now have friends all over the country!

Dom said...

Tack shopping is so much more fun with a buddy.

Sarah said...

Awww, how fun! I'm not jealous at all:) I HAVE always wondered about cookie dough ice cream, so thanks for clearing that up as well. Looking forward to your epiphany in the next post:)

achieve1dream said...

How fun!! It sounds like you guys had a great day. :) I can't wait to hear your findings.

Jay Jennings said...

I have always wondered that about B&J cookie dough ice-cream!

SprinklerBandit said...

Awesome day!! (And you only left one Mcd's visit out) Ha!