Monday, December 22, 2014

Sleigh Ride

The fella had a great idea Saturday night. After dinner, we headed to a local farm that he'd seen advertise sleigh rides for the holiday season. For $5, part of which went to charity, we were able to take a sleigh ride and look at light displays as well as check out the barn and take pics. I think that was a pretty good deal. :)

 Isn't this antique sleigh gorgeous? We had the head elf take some pics of us in it, but they're so terrible that I refuse to share them here. I had on my warmest coat since it was about 34 degrees, and I look like some overgrown sherpa in it. Note to self - never wear that coat again. It helped keep me warm, but I am horrified at the pics of myself in it. Y'all have all been there before, right? Can I get an amen?

Here's the fella looking quite debonair with one of the horses in the barn. He can rock the beanie quite well; I look like a demented elf in a beanie. You have been warned.

The bonfire felt lovely when we gathered 'round it. I didn't roast any marshmallows or drink any hot chocolate since I was still full from dinner, but they looked yummy.

This horse must have been part reindeer. He really wanted a snack, but we came unprepared. :(

Here's the big horse who pulled our sleigh/carriage.

This is an inside shot of the carriage where we took pics. I love the velveteen cushions and the needlepoint pillows they had arranged there.

 The light show was definitely something that was a work in progress. Right now, the lights are a little sparse and sometimes a bit hokey, albeit in a charming way. This is the first year the farm has offered this activity, so I'm sure it will continue to grow/expand. The owner gave us details about local businesses who had donated these arrangements of lights, and it really does sound like a community effort. How cool is that! I look forward to seeing how this grows over the years. :)

Here's a selfie that I snapped of the fella and me as we waited for our turn at the carriage ride. We were both pretty much frozen at this point, but we're still smiling.

Don't get me wrong, I don't love being cold. But this sleigh ride experience was totally worth it! It was romantic and sweet and small town charming and countrified and nostalgic all rolled into one. I definitely enjoyed it and can't wait to go back again next year. How awesome is the fella for finding this for us to do and arranging it?!


  1. That looks like so much fun! Living in FL, our "sleighs" are convertibles. LOL!

  2. Definite points for the fella for this one. :-)