Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Sometimes life throws you a few curve balls and you don’t know which way is up. Life happened at the SMSL household at the end of May and I literally didn’t know which way was up. Things have calmed down a little bit, but are still rocky but life has a way of giving you what you need, even when you don’t know it. A few months ago I had agreed to take a trip with four other bloggers to a place called Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. I wanted to go but I also wanted to stay home and put my life back together but I had a job to do so off I went.
To say that I was dreading the trip would be an understatement of the year, but I knew I had to go because it was my job. So I packed two bags worth of things I thought I would need, arranged transportation to our meeting spot and got started bright and early. Even when I was I packing I wanted to back out but I kept moving forward. I met the other four bloggers, loaded my stuff into the mini-van and the rest was history or so they say. During the entire car trip I wanted to be at home, but I was trying to remain positive. So I made up my mind that I was just going to survive the five days I was there.
After a short drive down a hill we were greeted with this picturesque view and despite the rain we gladly hopped out to take a picture. While my mind wondered about how things were at home, I knew I had to check my problems at the gate or at least try. Once we were on the property it was gorgeous there were horses roaming freely as well as goats and we had to check into the ranch. We found our location after a quick stop at the lodge and I was surprised at how to “check in” at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. Because it was after hours there was a clip board hung by the map with how to get into our cabin. We signed the papers, checked out the map and were off on our next adventure.
We quickly found our way to our cabin and went in to check it out. It was cozy, clean and inviting but I think our favorite part of the cabin was the front porch. We spent a lot of our downtime on that porch enjoying nature and the scenery that we were falling in love with. Things were simple on the ranch which allows families, friends and guests time to reconnect with each other instead of the technology at our fingertips.
Over the course of the next five days I learned a lot about myself, my family and of course the ranch. But the memories I made at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch will last a lifetime and it was a much needed break from the troubles at home. To sum up my experience I would say that Horseshoe Canyon Ranch is worth the drive and absolutely a must see travel destination! I walked away from the Ranch with a peace of mind, tranquility and a new appreciation for nature as well as life.
Be sure you stay tuned for more Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Posts! This was seriously one of the best trips I’ve ever taken!