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.
Here we are. Now, into this building to register for a Three Horse Open Sleigh ride.
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.
We ducks are on the step to get in the sleigh. Stevie is in.
Here we go.
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.
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.
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.
This area is called Devil’s Thumb. Here we are, at the end of the sleigh ride.
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 lives here and her owners run Dashing Thru The Snow. Now everybody is off the sleigh and Stevie and Chip are having fun.
The humans and ducks now get hot chocolate. The large container has cups and miniature marshmallows for the hot chocolate. Yum!
The other container has regular marshmallows to roast over the fire. We ducks love roasting marshmallows.
Our empty sleigh and horses are here also. We ducks are sitting by the fire. Chip is our friend also.
Sleigh riding makes ducks hungry, so we stopped for a snack.
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.
We really had fun today in Winter Park.