We’ve finally make it to Aiken! We left Pennsylvania much later than we’d hoped, and after being on the road for around 11 hours we made it to Red Oak Farm just before 2am on Saturday morning.
It was a little disappointing to do most of our travelling in the dark so I couldn’t really see any of the sights along the way, though the locals assure me that there really isn’t that much to see along 95 anyway.
Farewell, True Prospect Farm!
Cruising down 95, reppin’ my hideously ugly Philadelphia Flyers hoodie.
Rolling out of bed on Saturday morning to get to work after just a couple of hours sleep was a challenge, but it was so nice to be out in the warmer weather, working out of such a beautiful barn. The 4 of us girls are living in the newly built apartment right above the stables which is very convenient… And it’s very pleasant to fall asleep to the sounds of the horses quietly munching away at their hay.
I’m super excited to start this new chapter of my trip – stay tuned for lots more news and photos from Bridle Creek, it is such an amazing place!
The first of many beautiful sunrises at Red Oak Farm.
The last 24 hours have been pretty exciting – I’ve just been accepted into the Masters of Physiotherapy degree that I’ve been aiming for, so I’m absolutely thrilled. 2013 was pretty stressful trying maintain high enough grades to be considered, so this is a huge relief! If nothing else, it makes leaving Team Dutton and heading back home slightly less depressing.
A beautiful sunrise for a beautiful day
I’m also super excited that one of my posts was featured on Eventing Nation’s Best of the Blogs section today! My blog views have gone through the roof, so a big hello to anyone new who is reading this 🙂
We’re still waiting on the shipper to arrive, who is so far a couple of hours later than we expected. We took the opportunity to head out for a celebratory/farewell lunch, and were entertained by yet another Starbucks name blunder…
A slight improvement on the previous “Harvey”… But still not quite Cobie, even after spelling it out letter by letter!
We probably won’t end up leaving here until at least 1:30pm, so we still haven’t decided if we’ll drive through the night and arrive in Aiken early in the morning, or find a motel halfway there and finish the trip on Saturday morning. I guess we’ll just see where the road takes us!