A day after a taste of Spring with temperatures over 50 degrees Farnheit, I attended the Valentine’s in the Forest event at Highland Forest near Fabius, New York in near blizzard conditions last Saturday night. Perfect time for a horse drawn sleigh ride, right?
I thank my long underwear for making a very cold trip around Highland Forest very comfortable. The three draft horses gave us a very smooth ride through a dark forest lighted by two small lights on the sleigh. The wind and chiming of the horse’s harness the only sound.
The sleigh ride was the highlight of a wonderful evening featuring a Prime Rib dinner after appetizers, butternut squash soup and with chocolate eclair cake for dessert.
Food featured at the Valentine’s in the Forest event, from upper left, appetizers, butternut squash soup, chocolate eclair cake and prime rib.
Returning from the winter cold and enjoyment of the sleigh ride, people relax in the Skyline Lodge’s Kenyon Hollow Room, the site of the Valentine’s in the Forest. A single guitar player entertained as people talked, danced and drank hot beverages the rest of the evening. Only thing missing was a nice fire in the room’s fireplace which was out of commission due to the weather.
Crazy weather continues today. Bright and sunny with a Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow morning. I may need a horse drawn sleigh to get to work!