Thursday, September 18, 2008
TrespassingTrail Ride; I could not resist
I came home from work today rather aggravated by some stuff going on there, and tired because there was a mandatory "Chancellor's Breakfast" at 7:30 a.m. this morning that stressed me out but which the Chancellor did not attend....which was weird.
Anyhoo I sat around for awhile and then decided to get my act together and go ride John as it was a pretty autumnal afternoon/evening.
We went out and I trespassed on the neighbor's trails. He is a richy-rich plastic surgeon. He and his son both ride, and they have a trail system that they use for horses in summer, cross-country skiiing in winter.
The temptation to trespass is huge:
These trails are hilly and are actually mowed (by a slave I mean employee of Dr. GotMoney). They are gorgeous.
There is a vague and undiscussed 'permission' for our barn people to use these trails but also a lot of no trespassing signage and some cables have shown up this year indicating that no, he does not want us over there. I think Dr. Rich does not want visitors on his trails.
But! I went over. It was such a quiet beautiful afternoon -- and I was alone so I thought I woudl not make much of an impact. Still, it was weird.
By going that way I get to the power lines and the galloping field by a different and more solitary route.
My Lordy I wish I owned all that land and had the $$ to maintain these trails. I do know that wandering over onto this guy's land is bad but this was a day I just could not resist going there and we were out for 3 hours having a golden autumn blast.
Here's a photo I took of myself at arm's length while John was visiting the Snacketeria:
Fun times! A good autumn day and some law-breaking, do they go hand in hand??