Okay, so one of my best experiences in America was going to a ranch. Hands down, one of the best things I did.
The coach ride to Bandera from Conroe was testing, especially with a dozen or so teenage girls on the coach, but it was so worth it.
When we arrived there was just miles and miles of mountainous land which was an amazing sight.
The ranch itself was amazing. Our cabins were beautiful and we had three home cooked Texan meals every day, rode horses twice a day, went for swims and on hikes. I rode a horse for the first ever time when I was there, something that I probably still wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t gone. My beautiful horse was called Buddy and our leader Cowboy Chris taught me all I needed to know.
When we arrived we were told Bandera is the “cowboy capital of the world” and I don’t think I could argue with them there…
We saw an amazing trick roper and a few REAL cowboys with their breeches, riding horses and singing us songs.
It was unlike anything I could ever have imagined. Everyone was so friendly and everything was so so calming, I would go back there again any day. If you ever get the chance to go to a ranch I would highly recommend it. I even met a fellow British couple, Keith and Sally, who were on their honeymoon there! Experiencing Ranch life is a must!