Anyway - I hope you're ready for a photo dump because boy do I have some fun photos to share with you! (Again, all taken in my newly learned manual mode! The fact that it has finally "clicked" for me just makes me giddy!)
Last night my mom and I did a sleigh ride dinner thing here in Frisco. Two Below Zero, the company we did this through, was awesome. They will definitely be getting a good review from me on tripadvisor! :)
Before the ride out to the tent I decided this would be a great time to introduce myself to the mules who would be pulling the sleigh for the night!
The sleigh above was actually the sleigh we ended up riding on. The
These two were feisty! Agnes and Ada... Crazy fool mules! But their black fur looks cool with the white snow for photos! I absolutely love the photo below... Amazing what a perspective change will do for a photograph.
Agnes tried to eat the fur ball hanging off my hat... silly Agnes.
Then Ada tried to bite my mom's glove... Silly Ada.
We took off to the tent as the sun was setting against the Rocky Mountains. It was about a 15 minute, windy, chilly ride. Originally I was a little dissapointed to learn it would only a 15 minute ride... then we started on our the bitter cold journey and I was thrilled it would only be 15 minutes!
Thankfully the tent was nice and warm! (The
Ready for some dinner pics? The meal started with a hot bowl of spicy chicken soup. I loved it, my mom - not so much.
That was chased by steak, chicken, veggies and a baked potato! Minus the potato and the schnapps this meal was totally in my meal plan!! I also LOVED that all of the food was served on the red metal plates. It made eating dinner in a tent feel so authentic!
Of course there was dessert. A ton of whipped cream with a piece of apple pie hiding under it! Not so paleo but oh so delicious.
With the apple pie came the entertainment. Meet David Peel. His voice sounded a little like Neil Diamond meets Johnny Cash. I loved it! He even gave us a little John Denver
Then we had to face the cold again. And the mule butts. And head back to the parking lot. All in all, it was such a fun night! A little expensive ($80 each) but since we are not skiing or doing anything super exciting today, it was justifiable. When else am I going to be able to say cowboys served me dinner, in a tent, in the middle of a snowy Colorado?
And since I have the song stuck in my head, I want it stuck in your head too... Happy Sunday friends!
PS... I just asked Siri about the current temperature outside... you ready for this?! Shiver Me Timbers!