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July 2017

President’s Letter

(Last month’s arrived after publication)

Summers here! Not my most favorite time of year, bugs, heat and humidity. Give me Autumn any time.  Next weekend is the picnic which sounds like its going to be fun. Don't forget you items for the Swap meet. We are trying to set us something for August in Blowing Rock. ...        On June 25th Nancy, Antonio and myself went to Southern Pines to do their Sunburn CT . We did rather well. Nancy could not compete as her horse was lame so Antonio drove Natira  and come in second in SPT and I came in first with Jubilee. We are planning on going back to the next one July 23 as it keeps all of us motivated thru out the summer. Look forward to seeing you all next Saturday. Stay cool.

July’s President’s Letter

Well, I got my wish cooler weather. Even through it short lived I'll take it. The fall season is coming up and we are planning a Derby for September 30th, Picnic basket  drive September 9 and some of us are going to compete at the Timberland HDT and CT at the Carolina Horse Park in late September.

Some of us are already gearing up for the fall by driving and riding to get our equines in sharp. We drive quite often at Paradox and please feel feel to join us any time.

There are about 10 of us going to ride and drive at Blowing Rock August 26 & 27. It should be great fun.

See you all soon I hope. Faith

Breakfast Drive May 10, 2017  Correction to head count at the Breakfast drive NOT 101  more likely 10-11 people. Sorry I guess that was wishful thinking?!

4th of July!

Hey everyone!  A group of us got together on July 4th at Tommy’s and drove the water hazard.  Tons of pictures on Facebook.  Thanks to Austina for coming out to the water and taking pictures!   Polly Hixson, MD

PS, Thank you Faith for putting a lunch together for all of us and the watermelon Karen supplied. The impromptu drives are pretty special!  We had a great time thanks Tommy & Karen.   Tricia & Jeff

BLOWING ROCK Drive/Rdie Camp out

We have FINALLY made plans for going to Blowing Rock for a camping weekend August 26-27, 2017. Stall and camping information is below:

I need RSVP's for camp sites and stalls if we want to be together. I have called and  made the reservations for those of us who have RSVPed already   NOTE: If you want to make reservations on your own or only come up for one day you can do that too, but you might not be camped or stalled with the group.

Picnic at Marilyn & Jay’s

July 8th. HOT, HOT & more HOT! But we endured! We had a rousing game of Frisbee golf, (we could be heard all the way back up to Marilyn’s house). Jay was our coach throughout the game. Nancy’s team won. We only played 6 holes not all 18.

We moved all the food from the garage area into the house since it was so hot. As usual we had bountiful food, that of course was all delicious.

Thank you, Marilyn & Jay for welcoming us to your home for this picnic.

Eclipse

Note NOT driving related but is everyone getting prepared for the TOTAL Eclipse of the sun, Monday August 21st?

I found, the Special Glasses at LOWES HARDWARE. You can get a book “Get Eclipsed” with lots of info in it with 1 pair of glasses or you can just buy the glasses to protect your eyes. Our area will be in the 90% zone sometime between 12:00 & 1:00. We plan on going to visit Jeff’s sister in Greer SC where the Eclipse will be TOTAL at about 1:09pm. Get the glasses, be safe when viewing