Monday, June 18, 2012

Juried into 2012 Orange County Fair

by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography - and

We had three photos juried into the 2012 Orange County Fair, to be held July 13 - August 12 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA.

Let's hope for a win!!  Come out and support us!

Roy's Cabins
Snowy April

Sunset in the Desert

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Horseback on the Hill

by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography - and

Its been more than six years since the last time we went horseback riding.  That ride was on the sand along the beach in Northern California (Fort Bragg, CA).  In Southern California, it is illegal to ride a horse on the beach.

On June 9, 2012, as part of our 21st anniversary festivities, we had a great, reasonably priced ($50/hr per person plus optional gratuity) horseback riding experience with Wagon Wheel Ranch on the hill in Palos Verdes.  Yes!  No weight limits!

Getting ready to ride...
Stable area was very clean; no worries about
dirty mis-steps.

  Steve with Dolly/Joanie with Segar 
(look how long Joanie's hair is!)
These horses were immaculately clean - no flies.

Crossing the street (Trail-guide Joy on left; trail guide Lucy leading us and taking the pictures.  Fun group!)

Just us and the travel guides (nice small group!)

Trail-guide Joy getting Joanie's dropped IPhon.

 Overlooking Torrence from top of the hill...

Why does it look like I am riding a pony?

On our way back...

  Trail-guide Lucy from the Czech Republic with kitten for sale 
and my baby camera hanging from her wrist...

So, if you live in the LA/OC areas and are looking for something different and exciting to do, call Pat at WWR at (310) 567-3582, and schedule a ride.  We are planning on going back very soon and have already convinced at least one friend to come along.

After your ride, we also recommend that you drive down the hill to Redondo Beach and have the Baja Fish tacos while sitting outside at Mickie Finnz.