Wish You Were Here


Wish you were here…but you’re not! I’m so mean. LOL. We’re having a week of beautiful weather here. But NO HORSES. Sob! I get up early every morning to look for them, trusty digital camera in hand. The guests from last week wrote, “We saw the horses once.” So maybe it’s just not our day yet….. The guests from the week before said they saw the horses a couple of times. And from the week before that: “We woke to the sound of horses and found them surrounding the deck below the house–an amazing and wonderful sight.” Sigh. I’M SURE IT WAS. Why why why not me me me? Or maybe they just make it up. I’m going to write in the guestbook that I saw the horses EVERY day, fed them candy from my hand, and rode them all!

I have seen the rare domesticated Australian Shepherd running on the beach…..

And the even less often sighted and little understood American teenager, doing the same thing he does at home. Sleeping.

Of course, he can occasionally be coaxed out of the house to join his brother and sister boogie boarding in the ocean. Yes, he lives!

Here’s hoping for horses tomorrow…………….


  1. Leanna says:

    Oooh! Look at you, Suzanne, sunning! Glad you’re having a great trip. When you get back come visit me on Mary Schramski’s blog. I’m hosting for a couple of weeks. Hope you see those horses.

  2. Eve says:

    Glamour woman on beach!
    I hope you get to see those horses too. Have you seen the dolphins? I hope you have a wonderful time sans horses anyway.

  3. kacey says:

    Whoo hoo! Sunning on the beach! How much better can it get?? Looks like the kids are enjoying it too.

    Here’s to hoping for horses tomorrow morning?? (maybe the horses have spotted the very rare Australian Shephard and are staying away??)

  4. Danica says:

    Wahoo, we got a picture of you! Love the pics! I can’t believe it’s still warm enough to be out in the ocean.

  5. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Awwww looks like a great time. I miss the Outer Banks :hissyfit:. Much too long since we’ve been there.

    I do hope you wake up to horses before you leave!! Soon.

  6. Michelle says:

    I actually have seen the wild horses on the Outer Banks. They are so cool! Not as large as I thought they’d be, but it was neat. 🙂 Maybe put out a bowl of water for them?? :love:

  7. ruby55 says:

    I definitely want the OB to be part of one of my holidays some day. It looks like great fun with lovely ladies, sleepy teens–also water-logged ones–dogs and…perhaps horses, and of course great weather. We’re not too slouchy in the weather department right now 80, and more with humidity. Not bad at all for October here. It’s my uncle’s birthday today and he always said that in Winnipeg winter started on his birthday. No sign in London, ON.

    Here’s wishing and praying that you get to capture some of those horses–on camera of course.:thumbsup::grin:

  8. Toni Anderson says:

    Nothing like wild horses to stir the blood. But what a vacation place–looks gorgeous!!!!

  9. Joely says:

    Oooh, looks like you’re having a great time!! Hoping for horse pictures!

  10. Melissa says:

    Great pics. Suz. You look such the diva!

    Here’s hoping you get to see the horses. Put some apples out or something. 😆

  11. ArmyWifeToddlerMom says:

    lovely shot of you Miss Suzanne…..ahhh relaxing. Believe it or not, the pictures are not creating envy, I seem to be right there…..

    Have you been to the lighthouses yet?

  12. Melissa Mc says:

    Hope the horses make an appearance. Either way, it’s a wonderful place to be. I’m soooo jealous!

  13. Robyn says:

    How nice for you and your family; looks like a fabulous time! Where are those horses when you want them?:hissyfit:

  14. Peggy says:

    Ohhh…you look to be having a wonderful time, even without the horses!!

  15. Kelly says:

    Glad you’re having a good time, Suzanne. Come on horses!!

  16. Angie says:

    Ah, yes! The American teenager in its natural habitat. Now, we just need a picture of its feeding habits….. :mrgreen:

  17. Emma S says:

    Glad you’re having fun, but isn’t the water cold?

  18. Tori says:

    I hope the horses make an appearance soon!

  19. Carol Burnside says:

    Nice glamour pose! Hope you see the horses soon.

  20. Melissa Marsh says:

    Wow. Sounds so relaxing and just lovely. The weather is gray and cold here, but I am loving every minute. I know, I know, I’m weird, but I’m sick of the heat!

    Hope you see the horses tomorrow morning!

  21. Jan says:

    Great pictures, Suzanne. You look positively relaxed. Hope the horses show up soon. I wanna see pictures of them! :bananadance:

  22. Danni says:

    Tried apples, sugar cubes, and carrots on the deck railing? Something with which to lure them to you? Best of luck, love the pics! Glad you’re having fun!

  23. Toni Lea Andrews says:

    Great pictures! We sure missed you at M & M. What conferences do you plan to attend in the next few months?