"Guess what I just saw going down the street?" were the 9 words that came out of my mouth when Matt answered his cell phone.
"What did you just see?" He asks expecting me to say 'a car.'
"Guess! It's something you don't see everyday!"
"OK, ummm, a cow?!" (You people laugh, but wait.)
"CLOSE!!! A HORSE!!!"
"Ya, a horse, with a man on it."
"Yep, you're right. You don't see that everyday."
Yes, people. My friend, Rachel, came over to say 'hello.' As I was walking her out to her car we see a man on a horse kerpluncking down the street. (clip clop, clip clop)
I say to Rachel, "Well, you don't see that everyday."
She laughed, "No you don't."
"Does he not realize gas is below $2.00?"
He gets closer and I speak to him, "How ya doin'?" I say real country like hoping he'd better understand my twang.
"Atwoods." He says matter of factly.
"Ahh, Atwoods... Of course." I should have known, duh.
As he clip clops off into the non-sunset he yells, "Go to the Veterans parade!!"
I yell back, while only seeing the back of his horse, "Where is it!?"
"OK!! THANK YOU!!" I turn to go inside my tee-pee and he yells...
"It's at 10:30!"
As I lit a fire to signal Matt as to my adventure, I thought, "Hmm, maybe I will leave the hut with the children on Saturday when the shadows are on the lawn, and go see more horses. But more importantly, I can cheer and thank the local Veterans.