Archive for November, 2007

New Picture of Ranch Staff

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

We finally have taken a new picture of the ranch staff using our new Stagecoach.

Bottom Row left to right:
Tedd, Amy, Jodi, Jeremy, “Tux,” Mary, “Lilah,” “Gus,” and Craig

Top Row left to right:
Randy, “Reggie,” Carrie, Dan, Donald, Donna, and “Opey”

Top row left to right: Randy, “Reggie,” Carrie, Dan, Donald, Donna, and “Opey” — Bottom row left to right: Tedd, Amy, Jodi, Jeremy, “Tux,” Mary, “Lilah,” “Gus,” and Craig

Happy Thanksgiving….

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We had a beautiful day here at the ranch with almost perfect weather of about 72 degrees and sunny. Everyone enjoyed a morning horseback ride, brunch, and an afternoon activity in the large riding arena. We had 7 different events including - sling shot, potato sack races, horseshoes, “calf” roping, “calf” dressing, ladder-ball, and “barrel racing.” Thanks to all the families who have returned for for there 2nd and 3rd Thanksgiving weeks in a row. We hope to see you all next year as well!

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All Photos - http://flickr.com/photos/stgr

Arizona Does Not Observe Daylight Savings….

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Please be aware when you are traveling to the ranch from November 4th through March 9th we are 1 hour later than Las Vegas and California. If you fly into Las Vegas and land at 1:00 pm it is really 2:00 pm at the ranch so you will not make it in time for a 4:00 horseback ride as it is a 2 1/2 hour drive. Current Time in Arizona 

Explanation of the “Arizona Time Zone” from phoenix.about.com 

Less Than 2 Months To Go!

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Jodi’s due date is January 10th and everything is going very smoothly so far. We do not know if we are having a boy or girl as we are saving that moment for the delivery room.
Jeremy and Jodi - 8 Months Pregnant

Driveway Entrance is Now Completed!

Friday, November 16th, 2007

We have put the final touches on the driveway entrance poles as Grandpa Rynders constructed the “S.T.G.R” acronym and decorative horseshoe accents to add to the top of the poles as you can see in the picture below. It is very exciting to finally have an official “ranch entrance” to the property.

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You Are All An Inspriation…

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

There is an old Indian saying…
To live a full life
You must be of this world &
Live in your dreams

Thanks for following your dreams
and creating a little bit of heaven on earth of the rest of us.

You are all an inspiration with the purpose filled life you live daily.

We came, we rode,
we hurt, we laughed a lot
and created new friendships.

We steeped our souls in the solitude of the desert
beauty and the mountains grandeur
and are leaving restored
and ready for more adventures.

Noreena, Scott, Paul & Doug

COSI - “One Step At A Time” Group

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

“Cancer is part of my life. So is camp!”

We had another absolutely amazing week from October 28 - November 3, 2007 with the “Children’s Oncology Services Inc.” or COSI, from the greater Chicago area along with Wisconsin and Indiana. There were 29 kids and 13 chaperones who participated in the 3rd straight year of “Dude Ranch Week” at Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch. The entire group was amazing and inspirational to us all as we had a week packed full of activities and fun. For more information on the COSI group and how you can support their wonderful mission please visit their website at http://www.onestepcamp.org. We were honored to host them and look forward to seeing them back again next fall!

View over 200 pictures (we actually have over a 1,000 but couldn’t post them all) of their week at the ranch - http://www.flickr.com/photos/stgr/

“It’s A Great Day To Be Alive!” - Travis Tritt

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Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. (COSI) believes that a diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. Through the One Step At A Time programs, COSI offers camp experiences and educational programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment.

New Kittens

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Today we brought home 2 new kittens. They are brothers that were born September 24, 2007. The one with the black spot on his nose is called “Morris” and the one with the white nose is called “Oswald” but “Ozzy” for short! They are great little kittens and really enjoy playing with each other.

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Current Specials

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Current Specials for Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

December 13, 2007:
One night special for $109 per person (double occupancy) or
$129 for a single occupancy.

December 15-22, 2007:
15% Discount for all stays regardless of length of stay

~ Children 3 and under are free ~
~ Only valid on reservations made after November 4, 2007 ~

 Click to view the STGR Rate Sheet

 
Massage Specials
Mary is offering a special discount for November/December 2007:
Buy 1 massage, get the 2nd at 1/2 price (discount will be taken from the least expensive massage purchased)