Today guests woke up to sunny skies and warm, breezy weather. They rode to camp yesterday, doing some cattle work on the way. Upon arrival at camp, they feasted on barbecued brisket, corn bread, baked beans, and grilled vegetables. Brent played guitar and sang cowboy songs. Some spent the night under the stars, or in tipis. A few others came back to their comfortable cabins at the Vee Bar. Guests ate breakfast on the range before departing camp on their horses. They rode near the base of Centennial Ridge and had a beautiful morning view of the Centennial/Albany valley. A hearty lunch awaited guests and staff alike at the main lodge. Grilled asparagus, shepherds pie, potato wedges, and cookies were part of the menu. After lunch, everybody got to compete with their horses in the gymkhana. The youngest kids (ages seven and eight) were the loudest in the cheering section, but when it was their turn to go, they maneuvered their horses like pros! A popular Friday afternoon activity is to go river tubing–what better way is there to clean off the camping dirt? Tonight, in the John Wayne Saloon, a local band will entertain all of us with great dancing music. The Golden Horseshoe Awards, a Friday night tradition since 1995 when the Cole’s first opened the business as a guest ranch, are a fun event not to be missed!