Friday, September 4, 2009

Two Items Checked Off My Bucket List, Day 246 and 247

I don't have a very long list of things that I want to do while here in earth. However, two of the items on my short bucket list (actually four of them) were accomplished while on vacation.





The first item is that I got to ride on a Segway in Carova, NC. The four of us had hour-long lessons before our guide would let us hit the trails.





The second item is that I got to see in person the wild mustangs that roam the beaches and dunes of Carova. These mustangs are direct descendants of the Spanish mustangs that landed on these beaches about 500 years ago. There are now only a little over 100 left but there is now a preserve that protects the freedom of these horses and they can roam the beaches and the yards of human inhabitants' properties without fear of being touched or bothered in any way. They were beautiful and very peaceful-looking creatures.

8 comments:

Darla said...

that's awesome! i am jealous! i would love to go to NC for any reason, maybe someday. i'm glad you marked off two from your list, you only have 2 more! wonder what those are?

Martha in PA said...

Segways look fun. They have the same type thing at EPCOT.

The mustang is beautiful.

bentonflocke said...

glad you could do that! Is it hard to ride on a Segway? But sure it is very funny?

Beautiful shot of the wild horse

Mari said...

What fun to ride a Segway! And I love that you saw the wild mustangs!

SaraG said...

WOW, awesome photo's Dot!!
Thanks for sharing

Robert Hill said...

Love the big and small of it...

Iona said...

You have enough comments you don't need mine. But I'm commenting anyway! lol

What fun to ride a seqway! And yes, those mustangs are beautiful. Like both photos. Nice colors, lighting, contrasts and composition.

Christina said...

I would enjoy a beach vacation!
Glad you got a couple things marked off your list. Are you ready to go out and purchase your own Segway now? The mustang is beautiful! There are many here where I live in OK.