Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Friday Photo Flashback

My mom had a Bed & Breakfast in the Bitterroot mountains of Montana for about 15 years. For several years in a row Hanna would come and stay for a month or so working for her room and board. I always made it a point to be at the B&B for a lot of the summer too. Hanna is from Germany and she was a young teenager at the time. This was still before I had kids and I liked to goof off a lot (okay, I still do). We went through those summers on the principle of work hard ~ play hard. Carin & Hanna riding
This horses name was Charlie. He was really a pain in the butt! We were working on training him and he did learn to put up with a lot! We would try to mount from the rear, stand on him, running mounts and whatever we were risky enough to try. When Hanna left that summer to return to Germany my mom made her a T-shirt that said "I broke Charlie and Charlie broke me". Those were some fun times I tell you!

15 comments:

aspen said...

Good times, Great Memories!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are great memories and i can't beleive she is standing on the butt without holding on. I would be terrified. Glad you broke Charlie. LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin' these flash backs. I start remembering so many fun and crazy times....you two floating the Bitterroot when the water was still freezing cold, trying to swim every lake in the Bitterroots (and there are soooo many lakes and all of them cold...brrrr), stilt races, surprize visit from a bear! The list goes on and on. Keep the memories coming. m-b

Kim said...

How fun!!! What wonderful summer memories you have!

Lorrie said...

Great summer memories.
And wow...what a picture!
Don't you just love this meme?

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, you are SO brave to stand on the horse like that!!

mimi said...

What a fun photo. And how neat to have grown up with a B & B. I bet you met some interesting people!

Kathy C. said...

Fun memories! I've always wanted to see Montana and that photo brought back those desires - how beautiful! :)

Tara said...

The scenery is beautiful and you're standing on a horse!! Knowing my luck, Charlie would have taken off!

Mommy of M's said...

Sounds like a fun memory! The landscape in the background of the picture is amazing

The J's said...

oh what a terrific photo! and what great memories!!

Sheila said...

How neat! What a great photo!

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Darcie said...

Oh my goodness...you go girl! I would be doing good just to get on the horse...let alone STAND on one. Awesome picture and I can just picture your moms bed and breakfast in my mind in the Bitterroots!

Alicia said...

Man!! You were adventurous back then, and you adventurous even now!!!

What a cool picture!! And lol about the shirt!

carrielt said...

I love it. Was that picture taken last year cause you don't look any different.