Every once in a while I treat everyone at work to "Mystery Fun Day". It's a day when we all get to hang out, have fun and maybe do something we wouldn't normally. I try and make it adventurous yet not too scary. They've put restrictions on me - no bungee jumping, not jumping out of airplanes, no hang gliding, no frozen lake things, nothing that will cause an asthma attack, etc.
I'm the only one that knows where we are going until we are on our way. I try to tell them what to bring without ruining the surprise. Last year I played an obnoxious Raffi song to let them know where we were going. This year, I got some cookies made by Bake that spelled it out...
For our first Mystery Fun Day we went river rafting. Jo fell out of the boat (of course). The second Mystery Fun Day we went to the zoo. It didn't fall into the "adventurous" category but we all had fun and Jo didn't almost die. This year we went dog sledding in Fernie with Adventure Source Tours and tried our best to kill Jo again. ;)
|At the start getting ready|
We went out in 4 sleds. Our guides drove two of them and took a passenger while two of us drove the other 2 smaller sleds. Sitting and driving were both quite fun.
They took us on a track they had laid through the woods - we went up and down hills, and through the bush. We had to help them up the hills and hold on for dear life when we went down.
The sleds with one person had teams of four and the sleds with two people had 7 or 8 dogs.
We all fell off the sled at least once, except Amanda, but she made up for it by falling while walking back to the car. :) Jo even has a pretty nasty bruise as a souvenir. Falling in snow is way nicer than falling on concrete (just sayin') and it made me laugh that the proper way to stand on the sled is the same stance we use in Derby.
The dogs were adorable and typical noisy huskies. They were all pretty tired at the end of the run.
We were all smiles.
Huge thanks to Amanda for taking most of these photos! I didn't manage to take any while sitting in the sled (I was having too much fun) and it was impossible to take any while driving it. I did have my helmet cam and I'll post some of the pictures and video in a later post.