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Thanksgiving at Skull Creek

Like none other - Dancin, Drinkin, Ridin' at a great location!

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This past weekend was a three day celebration with both our two-legged and four-legged friends, Saddling up for a late afternoon ride, Dean on Gringo, the "kids", Hawk "in heaven", Jeff on Amber

And then we have the two "Best ever" mares - Hawk and Amber who seem to saying .. "Hey get us outta here!"


There was a unique thawing process for "the bird" .. it's called the Western Hot Tub. Thanks to our two fantastic chefs - Dean and Trent - who made our meals in the Great Outdoors .. and contributions from all to add to the festivities - Cathy even brought her Rum Cake (and didn't leave it on the steps this time :) And I was in charge of my usual cinnamon pecan coffee cake (made two this time cuz it's something you don't want to run out of with a hot cup of coffee on a frosty morning).

On Friday night Scott treated us all to some fabulous, original Louisianna Gumbo with a chunk of French bread to help warm us from the inside out! But that wasn't all, On Sunday morning we had burritos, complements of Brooke and Nick. Did I mention Nick also treated us to Venison ... fresh from the highway after he (Unfortunately) hit it with his truck on the way to Skull Creek. He also strung our Party lights from hay bale to pole so we could see in the dark, starlite night. So Awesome!!!

It may have been a little "nippy" at times but at least the bad weather moved off to the north and it didn't pour or snow on us. Jeff thought he lost his sunglasses when it got dark on the trail ride but thanks to his good buddy they were recovered. Whew! For those that chose not to ride on Saturday there were plenty of other activities like hiking, cooking, chatting, gathering sage and dried greens and grass for the craft projects of wreath making. That Britt, she comes equipped for everything - Including table decorations and ribbons galore for the wreaths!


And what's a day in the wilderness without a few "Projects"??? The boys rigged a symbol from a drum set above the fire to keep the heat from going skyward and the ladies got ready for the holidays to come with some incredible works of art.





The music got our toes a-tappin' and the added entertainment
from Scott and John couldn't have been better. John promises to learn
a few more country songs before the next gathering. We laughed,
we danced, we had a ton of fun and there's Nothing like a little fun
and frolic fireside with Friends in the high mountain desert of Colorado :)

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Posted by Where2FromHere 15:18 Archived in USA Tagged thanksgiving

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