Eric had a four day weekend so we wanted to go and do something for a change. Eric's academy sponsors live in Templeton, California which is only a two hour drive from our place. Eric got in touch with them and they were going to be home for the weekend so we went up to visit them. They live on 11 acres, a beautiful little home originally built in the late 1800's, and board two horses. Needless to say we had lots of fun while we were there.
They got really close, one lady said they would take food out of your hand if you let them.
Chloe getting up all by herself
Etta enjoyed chasing the seagulls
Doug and the girls
Chloe found Lynn and Doug entertaining!
Across from the Hearst Castle there are many male elephant seals on the beach. This time of the year they hang out and wait for their skin and fur to fall off and will head back to the ocean soon. There were quite a few in this one area and boy do they smell. They are pretty interesting to watch too. Some of the big guys spare on the beach to show who's boss. Those guys have scars all over their bodies. We saw one fight between the two biggest and there was clearly a winner. Luckily we didn't see anyone get killed. There was a decaying one off to the side, good thing we weren't there to see that fight. Etta enjoyed watching them but got a little scared when they were fighting and bashing teeth into each other.
Chloe was entertained with daddy's piano playing
Chloe got a chance to see and pet the horses. Red is extremely friendly, mainly because he's expecting food.
One more chance for Etta to see the horses before leaving