Hello and I apologize for being out of commission last week. I took a wonderful vacation to South Carolina near Hilton Head Island with my husband’s family.
We caught blue crabs off the dock, saw dolphins, sharks, and jellyfish up close, ate lots of fresh peaches, and fished in the inner coastal waters.
And...I had the privilege of riding my bike through this neighborhood every day:
While South Carolina doesn't have a Thoroughbred track, it is home to the charming and historical Aiken Training Track, as well as Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stables, the pioneers of racing partnerships. One of the best parts about the neighborhood we stayed in (Oldfield), which is nestled on the banks of the Okatie River in Low Country (about two hours from Aiken), is that they have amazing riding and boarding stables, and a wealth of trails that wind their way under a canopy of Spanish moss. Here is a link to their equestrian center.
Have any of you been to this area of the country? It is lovely. Perhaps one day, Steven and I will retire there, adopt a retired Thoroughbred, go trail riding, and live happily ever after.
Be sure to check in next week—I am working on a great story for you about Occidental Farm owner Trish Regard, who climbs mountains and raises thousands of dollars for breast cancer research.
Have a great weekend!