We are now into week five of our summer guest season as we welcome another wonderful group of people to the 7D. This morning they all headed out to get acquainted with the horses and the wranglers. The sun is shining, and the river has receded enough so that the arena is drying up and we can hopefully have the Wiki-Up back on the agenda for the week.
We said farewell to Molly this morning, who helped us out tremendously last week during her visit back to the ranch. We were all sad to see her go. We also said goodbye to Jenna, a wonderful housekeeper and server, who unfortunately had to leave the ranch. Tomorrow we will welcome a new staff member, Cordelia, who stayed with us last week as a guest with her extended family, who have been visiting the 7D for years. We’re excited to have her on board with us.
We had a terrific time with the guests last week, many of whom were kids. Children always bring a wonderful energy to the ranch, and last week was no exception. We had some great riders among them. Our 4th of July fireworks were rained out on Monday evening as a storm moved in towards the end of our dinner BBQ, but we had a spectacular display on Tuesday evening that made up for it.
Chris and Carol have returned from a very successful pack trip with an enthusiastic group of people who we had the pleasure to host here at the ranch for a few nights at the end of their trip. They graced us with some tunes at Saturday’s campfire, which was one of the best we’ve had so far this season.
This week we’re happy to serve as the meeting point for another large family to reunite and spend time together from points all over the country. We’re hoping to get a little fishing in as waters begin to calm down ever so slightly, and we have a few avid hikers on our hands, so the week promises to be filled with many long and beautiful hikes. It’s hard to beat the scenery here at the 7D!