I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
I really try to keep posts on my blog about horses, but tonight my heart goes out to the families in Minnesota that are dealing with the tragedy of the 35W bridge collapse. I grew up a half hour west of Minneapolis and my whole family is there. I was standing in the newsroom where I work and I saw the video on Fox News and I was just in shock. I stood there and just kept saying "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh." I got on the phone right away because my boyfriend flew to Minnesota this morning to do some fishing. I got a hold of everybody and just felt relieved. I am still concerned about many of my friends. Many work in Minneapolis and St. Paul. So after my post here, I have to start emailing everybody. My dad was worried because Canterbury Park gave out 100 free tickets to the Minnesota Twins game tonight. Briannah, the young girl he mentors, headed there with a bunch of other people from the track. They did go over the bridge, but the group she was with was ahead of the collapse. It is just so shocking. I have been over that bridge a hundred times and I just can't believe something like this could happen without an earthquake.