Posted by: caryandjohn | March 31, 2014

Goodrich Ranch!

Wow, we had fun this weekend at the Goodrich Ranch, Carol and Jerry’s horse ranch in the foothills of the western Sierras … they are Tegan and Chuck’s aunt and uncle …

There was rain in the forecast, but it fell late Saturday night, so we avoided having to ride in the rain or getting wet at all …

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The goal …

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Starbuck’s gal … we rode the street bikes, through Oakhurst … epic-ly beautiful riding on Friday …

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Getting closer …

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The driveway …

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The gate …

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Horse paddocks … Carol and Jerry built the ranch over ten years, carving it out of the foothill wilderness in Auberry …

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The main house …

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The inside … wonderful kitchen … Buck Goodrich smoked Saturday night’s tri-tip dinner … that’s Rich and Karen Oliver on the right … the SFMC was doing one of Rich’s Mystery School motorcycle riding classes, which is why we were in Auberry …

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Dinner on the huge front porch … Jason, Stephanie, Page and Chuck …

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Tegan, Brandy, Jerry and Carol enjoying the campfire which burned all weekend …

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Cary protecting Sadie from the ranch’s huge dogs, Duke and Brandy … Sam is in the pic, too! Sadie is Page’s sweet pooch …

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Cary and the quad …

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Here come Chuck and Belle! Note Chuck’s cool cowboy hat …

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Cowboy hat and Page …

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Cowboy hat and Uncle Jerry with Eric …

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Cowboy hat and cousin Buck at breakfast …

I missed the cowboy hat memo … 😦

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Family portrait …

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Tegan and Cary, happy campers …

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Road Captain Ben … missed the cowboy hat memo, too, but didn’t miss coffee …

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Club bikes …

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A couple of Tegan’s b&w pics … Belle getting a bath from Ryan …

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Helping pull a car out of the mud on the ride home Sunday …

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Cary and one of Carol’s cool quarter horses, a paint, I think …

Thanks so much to Carol, Jerry, Buck and Rusty for their hospitality and to Tegan, Chuck and Ryan for including Cary and myself this weekend!

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Responses

  1. Wow what an incredibley amazing time and place to be, good for all of you. Thanks for posting, I wish I could participate more but at least I can share in some of your amazing adventures, vicariously.

  2. Hey Steve!

    Thanks for reading! We had fun, and missed you guys …

    See you soon,
    — John A


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