Friday, November 20, 2015

Ranch day with the kids from Mama Benito's Shelter

Had a fun-filled day playing with the kids from Mama Benito's Shelter in La Paz.  Jeanne had organized this outing around the youngest girl's Esther, 4th birthday.  If you don't know about Mama Benito and Jeanne's efforts to help them including cruiser and community support, please check out this link.   (https://www.gofundme.com/9y4ew29s)

My job was easy, pick up 144 fresh made hot dog buns from Chedraui and get to the shelter by 9:50am. There we loaded up kids, adults and caravaned with about 5 other vehicles out to the ranch. No one got lost! Pumpkin painting, face painting, bobbing for apples, horseback rides, no-hands donut eating, gunny sack races, three legged races, lunch, cake, pin the tail on the donkey on a homemade board, more cake.  The only thing missing was siesta time for the adults!
Everything had to be brought in for the day.  Water, water filters, bbqs, tents, tables, chairs, tablecloths, paper goods, silverware and cooking utensils, food, drinks, and constant engaging activities for the kids. The ranch provided one goat and horse and an authentic ranch house with bathroom and covered porch.  It was a day to remember! Kudos to Jeanne, Cricket, Kim, supporting husbands, the owner of the ranch, John, and many other cruisers that helped. John is hoping this type of ranch outing can be offered for other community groups in the area.  The smiles and hugs from all the kids were priceless.  
Entering the ranch site

Cowboy Days

Brenda and Estrella



Esther, the birthday girl

One Horse ready to ride


Painting mini pumpkins 


Hands Free Donut Eating




Gunny Sack Races


Face Painting. Used the camera to take a photo of each design so the kids could see their faces. 



A great day of outdoor fun at the ranch

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