|Photo from Superior Express online|
The landowner of the lunch area has done a lot of work the last few years to clean out the scrub trees and brush and takes such pride in keeping this stretch of the river banks so pretty. The area is shaded by trees and he has even erected a flag pole across the river from the lunch area on a bluff. The riders had to pass by the American flag before descending and crossing the river to get to the lunch area.
The local paper that came in Thursday’s mail had a great article about the trail ride. The owner/editor also wrote a nice editorial about the ride.
To read the local paper coverage and see more photos click on this link. When the webpage comes up click on the highlighted words Superior Express then scroll down to read article and see the photos. Read the editorial by clicking on “Weekly Columns” and reading the one by Bill Blauvelt. I don’t know how long this online version will be available so if you are interested in reading it I would do it before next Wed. when the next weeks news comes out. You have to remember this is a small town newspaper that doesn’t have the resources the large newspapers have so I am not sure they save old stories.
The noon lunch is always fun with door prizes being given out, resting time for the riders and horses and of course the good food. The riders all have stories to tell each other as they rest up for the afternoon ride. They talk of the ride so far, the state of their horses, what breeding their horse have; they visit about their lives. Lots of laughter could be heard echoing through the area before they all climbed on their horses again for the return ride. Great times for all.