Unfortunately, the sand involved in this vacation was not contained in a riding arena, BUT I survived! My family has been making the same trip to Northern California's coast for 30 years. This was my first time attending again after a four-year break from school/work/life getting in the way. One thing is for sure, I will not be attending again without my husband! I came home two days early because I missed him so much. Luckily, next year he won't be studying for the bar and we can make this a family tradition for our little family unit!
My extended family is mostly female (9/12... girls rule!) so we went to brunch and wine tasting while the men plus one fiance and one boyfriend (okay they're pretty much family!) all went golfing.