|A. pointing out where B. tipped us all out into a snowbank, thanks for breaking my fall A.!|
|Junie inspecting the snowshoes.|
|Sara saying "Hey, wait for me you guys!"|
|I was impressed that she caught up with us.|
|Getting ready to go.|
|Andrea breaking the trail for me to follow. For some reason I was humming the theme song to Bonanza at this point in time.|
|Animal tracks, we were thinking they were probably something small and fast like a hare or rabbit. Do you know what they are?|
|First tracks through pristine powder.|
|The only thing that would have made this better would have been a roaring fire in the fireplace, oh hold on a second...|
|Ahhhh, that's better. Now, where are the roasting sticks and the marshmallows?|
|The creek at the second campground.|
|It is like Where's Waldo, only it is Spot Our Tracks. At this point I had a Thanksgiving song running through my head "Over the river and through the woods..."|
After that we headed back to the main road where we were able to take off our snowshoes and just hike out in our boots.
|It didn't exactly blend into the landscape but I did find this cell tower beautiful in its own way.|
|A. and Me.|
|One of the barns on the property.|
|I never get tired of looking at farm buildings and tools.|
|Happy 29 1/2 birthday A. (give or take a few years), you get the other half of the cake on your real birthday.|
For the base frosting I used this recipe for White Mountain Frosting, except I under-cooked the syrup slightly to make the frosting a bit thinner and lighter, so that I could pour it over the cake and have it set smoothly. That plan backfired a little, it ran more than I wanted it to and didn't set as firm as I had hoped, but it still tastes great and that's all that matters, right? Then I covered the whole thing in ganache. The writing is store bought frosting, the road is crushed oreos, and the flames are fruit roll-ups.
HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY A.!!!