Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ponderosa Ranch

The first place we stayed at, while on vacation was in a little cabin by Fort Robinson on Ponderosa Ranch. It's in Crawford, Nebraska. It was in the middle of no where.

We got there, and there were horses, pigs, chickens and sheep around a little wood cabin. The boys were in awe. Daddy checked in, and I had trouble keeping the boys in the car. They wanted to roam like the rest of the animals.

The owner came out introduced herself and said, "The boys are free to get out and run around. The sheep are tame." Out of the car they went.

Soon it was tag time between two small boys and the owners sheep.

Daddy was told where our cabin was. He was warned that there was no lock on the door, but that no one comes there.

He drove up to a little house that was white with green trim. We were there. We went into the house that was wide open. Everything looked lived in. We didn't care. Daddy had to go potty, so he did just that.

I looked around some more. I saw a check on a dresser for a larger sum. I looked out the window and saw a cabin in the back that was brown with white and green trim. I put two and two together and realized we were in the wrong place. Here the boys were running around someone's house and Daddy was locked in their bathroom. I said, "I think we're in the wrong place!"

Daddy called the cabin owners and found out we were in fact in the wrong place!

Off to our cabin we went.

It had the things we needed, but did not look lived in. The boys immediately took claim of which bunk bed they wanted.

Daddy wandered outside. Our view was amazing! It was then he realized he left his maps and paper inside the wrong house! He had to go in and claim his papers before the owner(s) got home.

I envisioned the owners of the wrong house coming home and doing God only knows what to my husband. I had no clue who lived there. You could say that I've watched way too many 48 Hours episodes.

He came home safely. Then I felt free to laugh about us going into the wrong place to stay.

The ranch was indeed beautiful! They had everything we needed. If you do go to stay somewhere in the middle of no where make sure you stop for food. Daddy told me, "We can just go to the closest town." Finding food was a hard thing to do. For once in my life I was hoping for a McDonald's just to get a grilled Southwestern Salad. It seemed like the few places to eat were pretty greasy. I'm just not used to deep fried anything, and cook mostly in olive oil. We're even used to having veggies with our breakfast. We finally found a place; to stock up. Lucky for us we had 2 refrigerators, a microwave, a stove, a coffee pot and a toaster in our cabin.

We did a lot of hiking around Ponderosa Ranch.

The boys picked wild flowers for me to put in my hair. Isaak wanted to keep adding more and more flowers.

The boys loved spotting deer, turkey, horses, cows and more animals. Remember we are city folks. All this was new for them.

We had fun walking all over the ranch. There was just endless grassy hills.

It seemed like we were on Little House on the Prairie. We stayed there for two nights. It was so pretty!


Liz Mays said...

That mix-up will be something you all will laugh about for years to come! Beautiful land out there!

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! Looks like an awesome place to have a vacation! Love the pics!

So glad you all had a wonderful time!

Masshole Mommy said...

Haha - it DOES look like Little House on the Prairie. My boys would have loved that. Glad to see you guys had such a nice vacay!

Eat To Live said...

That place Rocks!! I would have loved to spend some time there.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Whoops! At least the other folks didn't come home while you were there lol. That would have made it even more awkward!

Lovely country pictures! I love the ones of the boys chasing the sheep. My grandma had a farm when I was growing up and I used to chase her goats. Such fun times! I am sure the boys will remember that forever!


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