As the sun set and we wrapped up our session on whole grain nutrition (moral: eat more!) the cold blanket of dusk started to wrap it’s veil over Dillon. We had an hour to kill in between training and a pot-luck dinner with the HQ staff, so Matt and I went out for a walk.
It’s really really cold out there. Have you ever had ice crystals form on your nostrils? Breathed in air that felt like needles in your lungs it was so cold? Despite those little details, walking outside here is really not that bad at all. My body is always warm in my down coat and my boots, hood and gloves keep me nice and warm. It’s really only my thighs that get cold!
We looped back around and headed for the Elk’s Lodge to meet our group.
This is how Dillon rolls
He may be an Elk, but he sure looks like a Moose drooling on Matt!
We shared a couple of local brews for cocktail hour – I got another Cold Smoke!
The whole staff provided a beautiful pot-luck for us – complete with everything from soup to buffalo chicken nachos to casseroles to salads to desserts. It all tasted wonderful!
I tasted nearly everything – such a wide variety of good foods!
The ever-tempting dessert table
Matt and I had to taste them all. We shared this pretty plate
I had two bites of each…because one juts didn’t cut it.
Our walk home is always brisk and goes by so quickly! It’s so much warmer here at 8PM than at 7AM when the cold has set in all night long. I’m hoping to get to bed early tonight because somehow Matt has convinced me to get up super early and drive to the university here to take an exercise class by one of the Great Harvest staff! Silly boy. I’m only agreeing to do it for the experience!