A Winter Sleigh Ride with Zeb, Soapy Smith, and Stevie

We returned to Winter Park, Colorado, one of our favorite mountain towns and ski resorts.   The humans, ducks, and Soapy’s dog, Stevie, drive to Dashing Thru The Snow office.

Dashing Thru the Snow

Dashing Thru the Snow

Here we are.   Now, into this building to register for a Three Horse Open Sleigh ride.

Check in here

Check in here

The humans ask if Soapy’s dog Stevie can go and they said yes!!   There were not many humans on this trip, so Stevie could ride also.   This is our sleigh with the three horses.

Horse drawn sleigh. Ducks on step ready to get in.

Horse drawn sleigh. Ducks on step ready to get in.

We ducks are on the step to get in the sleigh.   Stevie is in.

Stevie is in the sleigh

Stevie is in the sleigh

Here we go.

Going for a sleigh ride.

Going for a sleigh ride.

Driving through the snow with the Rocky Mountains in the background is so much fun.   Soapy’s mom seats next to Stevie so Stevie doesn’t get scared.

Stevie and Soapy's mom

Stevie and Soapy’s mom

This is the first sleigh ride for ducks and for Stevie.   The humans have taken sleigh rides before and they always have fun.  Driving through the trees is fun.

Riding through the trees

Riding through the trees

It is below freezing today, but the bright Colorado sun shines while the gentle breeze tugs at our scarves.   New snow sparkles in the sun and our blankets keep us cozy and warm.  Stevie has her blanket tucked around her silky black fur.  The Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains is so pretty today, with new snow on the mountains.

Colorado Rocky Mountains from our sleigh

Colorado Rocky Mountains from our sleigh

This area is called Devil’s Thumb.   Here we are, at the end of the sleigh ride.

Ready to get off the sleigh

Ready to get off the sleigh

Stevie is standing up and ready to get off.   We were too slow.   Stevie’s new friend, Chip, jumped on the sleigh to be with her.

Chip and Stevie in the sled

Chip and Stevie in the sled

Chip lives here and her owners run Dashing Thru The Snow.   Now everybody is off the sleigh and Stevie and Chip are having fun.

Chip and Stevie

Chip and Stevie

The humans and ducks now get hot chocolate.   The large container has cups and miniature marshmallows for the hot chocolate.   Yum!

Cups, hot chocolate, and marshmallows are here.

Cups, hot chocolate, and marshmallows are here.

The other container has regular marshmallows to roast over the fire.   We ducks love roasting marshmallows.

Roasting marshmallows with empty horse drawn sleigh behind.

Roasting marshmallows with empty horse drawn sleigh behind.

Our empty sleigh and horses are here also.   We ducks are sitting by the fire.   Chip is our friend also.

Colorado Traveling Ducks with Chip by the fire

Colorado Traveling Ducks with Chip by the fire

Sleigh riding makes ducks hungry, so we stopped for a snack.

Snack while looking at the mountains

Snack while looking at the mountains

It is nice to look out the window and admire our mountains, covered with snow.   Today the weather in Winter Park was nice, but below freezing. We small ducks are still a little chilled when we get back to our condo.   The humans said we could sit by the fire to get warm, but not long enough for rubber ducks to melt.

Warm by the fire

Warm by the fire

We really had fun today in Winter Park.

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