Sunday, August 14, 2011

UK, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia trips

Whew!!! August is flying by so quickly we can barely keep up.

Terry, Henry and Bob safely delivered Fiona's horses, Wilson and Amber, to Prestwick on Thursday. The barn seems so empty without those two ... especially Wilson. Fiona, it was such a treat meeting you and caring for your special horses. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Henry's flight was delayed a bit, but he finally delivered a group of beautiful Arabian horses to Dhafer and Naser in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on Saturday. They arrived in the middle of the day when it was very, very hot outside, but all is well and they are safely and happily in their new home now. Dhafer and Naser, thank you for sharing your horses with us and for taking such good care of Henry. He called to tell me about your kind hospitality. We look forward to sending your next group of horses to you very soon.

And Terry is having a wonderful time in Lebanon. He had the joy of delivering a lovely group of Arabian mares to our new clients, Yousef and Abdul this weekend. He has had the opportunity to visit their stables and he has been treated to fantastic home-cooked Lebanese and Brazilian meals at Yousef's lovely home. Thank you, Yousef and Abul, for your generosity and kindness ... and for sharing your horses with us. I can't wait to see the photos that Terry has taken during his first visit to Lebanon. I hope to be able to go along next time so that I can meet you in person.

Before shipping day last week we had a wonderful time with our family here in Texas. Our son and daughter in law who live in Korea (Matt and Maria and our precious grandchildren, Madison (age 10) and Luke (age 4)) joined us at our little weekend retreat in Rockport for a few days of fun in the sun. And then, to make the weekend perfectly complete, our daughter Kris drove down from her home in Buda, TX to join us for one evening. It is a rare and very special time when we get to have everyone together at the same time in the same place - and we enjoyed every minute of it.