Motor Man and I celebrated our anniversary in…… Snowshoe, West Virginia. Most folks go there to ski or snowboard; we went there for a sleigh ride. That’s the way we’ve celebrated our anniversary several times in the past.
When we arrived at the stables, this was one of the first sights to greet us. Just look at that snowy muzzle.
You just know I was enjoying this scenery.
You may remember that I’m a fan of April, the giraffe. One of her little quirks is throwing hay over her back. We call it “April showers” or “hay showers”. Some of that hay usually ends up on her head. I was immediately reminded of that when I spotted this sweetie.
And this is Flash, the gorgeous guy who pulled our vintage (1878) sleigh.
Flash is a 12-year old Friesian/Morgan mix.
And our driver was Skip, who, along with his wife, Peggy, owns Autumn Breeze Stables at Snowshoe.
The weather was probably the nicest we’ve had for any of our sleigh rides so far: 30 degrees and beautiful sunshine.
Such a fun experience. It’s obvious that Flash loves his job.
If you are on Facebook and would like to see Flash “kicking up his heels”, visit the Autumn Breeze Stables at Snowshoe’s page and check their video. It’s really fun to watch.
Oh, and here’s a short video from our sleigh ride. (There is sound. Skip is referring to a man-made lake on the left, the water from which is used to make snow for one of the ski areas.)
Thanks, Motor Man (and Autumn Breeze Stables) for a fun anniversary celebration.
~These Days Of Mine~