We are experiencing our first taste of fall today and it feels great – temperatures in the low 70’s this morning and only into the 80’s this afternoon. We’ll take all of this weather we can get and enjoy the beautiful blue skies and the Gulf regaining its normal aquamarine color after being rouged up by Hurricane Ike last week. If you’re curious about beach erosion, we seemed to lose some sand one day and regain more than we lost several days later. That’s the kind of erosion we like!

Our thoughts go out to all those people suffering along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf coasts.

Our homeowner, Jan Pittman, is a champion in so many ways but she is truly an equestrian champion this year. In the past month she has won 3 of the largest horse shows in the world – the Reichert Invitational in Tulsa, the NSBS World Show in Tulsa and The AQHA World in Amarillo. Last week Jan achieved the “grand slam” and won the open non-pro 3-year-old Western Pleasure division at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio – the largest horse show in the world. Congratulations to you, Jan, and your mare “Ona Good Impulse!” To look at a video of Jan and her horse, click on this link.