Mike’s 32nd birthday
January 10, 2008
Look what we did today! I took Mike to Breckenridge today for his birthday, and surprised him with a dogsledding trip. It was fantastic! Those dogs were the friendliest, happiest little bundles of energy. As most of you know, Mike and I love dogs, so it was great to see these doggies so excited to be romping around in the snow. Whenever we stopped, they were eager to start running again.
We took turns driving the sled and riding as a passenger. On the uphill stretches, the passenger would get out to lighten the dogs’ load, and ride in the sleigh pulled by our guide’s skidoo. I took many of these photos and video from the bumpy skidoo, which was tricky. But it was a great ride.
Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes for Mike! We had a great day!
Here’s the super-cheesy souvenir photo that we purchased. Check out the fuzzy border. I’m posing with Granite, the alpha dog. When I sat down next to him, he greeted me with a sweet nuzzle and a kiss on the face. I wish the photographer had taken a picture of that. It was the perfect start to our ride.
While riding in the sleigh thing (not the dog sled).
When the dogs got a break, they’d roll around in the snow to cool off. Adorable.
Mike, getting ready to drive the sled. Look at that adorable white dog in the center of the photo.
There he goes! The poor guy got all the uphill stretches, and had to help the dogs and push the sled!
The downhill parts were more fun. But scary!
Then I got to ride in the passenger seat while Mike drove.
We were going pretty fast here. I can’t believe I got both of us in the frame.
Video! Cool, huh?
Here we are with the dogs and our guide, Adele.
I don’t remember this dog’s name, but he was a sweetie.
Afterward, we hit the slopes for a few runs on the skis/snowboard.
Then we drove home through South Park. Here’s a drive-by shooting of the sunset.
Happy birthday, Mike!!