Alisal is located in Southern California, inland from Santa Barbara and about two hours north of Los Angeles. When we arrived, the ranch was quiet -- which is exactly why we chose mid-week in February to go. It was also very warm, about 84F, and dry. The stream was dry. The lake level had dropped even further. They are afraid it might dry up completely. Rainfall on the ranch is only 6 inches. El Nino has been a bust for Southern California.
|All photos in this post are from Ana.|
Kyle, Camille and Ana arrived on Friday and stayed through the weekend.
|Ana and Camille|
Kyle and Ana went on the intermediate rides. Ana has ridden before but not in quite a few years and she wasn't ready to go loping through herds of cattle. Smart girl. Confidence is everything. She did ride, every ride, and fit right into our Alisal routine (which is all about food and riding).
|Ana and Kyle|
We got back home late Sunday night. The weather was dry in our absence. They keep promising us a wet March. Fingers crossed.