A friend of a friend offered to share her horses and home today with a group of people that she'd never met. The family was so open and generous with our kids, it was really wonderful. Our host had 4 horses, and gave everyone a chance to do a little riding. The kids both enjoyed themselves so much, it almost makes one want to move to the country and get a few horses. Also, if you had the space anyway, a rope swing and a trampoline seem like necessities as well. I think we have one more last-gasp outing this week, then it's time to buckle down and get to school!