. . . . the cocktail party . . . .
after heading back from taking the cattle back out to graze, we took quick showers and got ready for the cocktail party. the owners of the ranch occasionally will host an awesome cocktail party at their house before dinner on the day of the cattle drive and then there is a long night of dancing at the saloon. it was so much fun. everyone gets dressed up in dresses and cowboy attire. we headed up there with brandon and met all the other guests at the house. this house was incredible. it had such a beautiful view too. it's just a few minutes away from the ranch but it feels like you can see so much more from this view. i loved it. we ate some awesome appetizers while chatting with lots of the staff and guests. it was so much fun. i love that they did this! see that cat lying on the table? i seriously thought it was fake at first. it didn't even move the entire time. at the cocktail party we watched some dvd's on black mountain ranch. they were really neat and also really hilarious. i love all of the people that work at black mountain ranch. i now consider them all great friends!
after the cocktail party we headed back down to the ranch for a delicious dinner. we had lasagna and gnocchi. sean and i had never tried gnocchi before but it was really good! brandon did a great job! everything that he made we loved. after dinner we all headed toward the saloon. we spent the first part of the night just hanging outside by the fire with the dogs. brandon's dog riley is soo funny. he is obsessed with that fire. he tries to eat all of the sparks that crack out of the fire. it is the funniest thing to watch. he does this all night. and when i say all night? i mean all night. he takes it so seriously. i loved it! oh and sorry for some of the blurry pictures in this post! i didn't have my nicer camera with me but i still like the pictures so i am keeping them :) next up will probably be the last post.. just pictures of dancing and hanging out at the saloon and swimming! thanks for being patient with all these vacation posts! :) oh and i promise that i am not pregnant haha. some of those pictures make it appear otherwise but it was kinda windy and that dress bunches funny because i had a shirt on under it. haha. it seriously drives me nuts when i wear it. okay or maybe i just ate too much. yeah probably the latter