This program was rated a 6 out of 7 on the activity level, but in fact should not be too difficult for anyone in reasonably good physical condition. You can always hop in the van at the lunch stop or one of the water stops if you find the ride exceeds your abilities.
Outlaw Ranch prides itself on its food. They emphasize a low-salt, low-fat
diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and everything made from scratch, including
fresh-baked bread every day. Head chef Marlys (below) gives a short talk, "Thoughts on
Food" before each meal describing what is on the menu that day. The food is served
cafeteria style. At breakfast, after everyone finishes getting their seconds, the lunch
materials are set out. Each person selects what he wants for lunch and puts it in a paper
bag, which is transported to the lunch stop in a van.
After the meal, each table busses their own dishes and wipes down the tables. You also make your own bed and put the dirty sheets and towels in the hallway at the end of the week.
From left to right are Darryl, Helga, Ruth, Pam, Carolyn, Jim and Adele. This was the
day we shared the dining room with a troop of visiting boy scouts whom you can see at
the coffee stand at the back of the room. In the second photo are Roger, Marie, Gary,
Mary K, ??, Sue B and Mary S.
Various activities around the ranch are also offered, such as horesback riding under the
watchful eye of wrangler Mary K.