When my Mom first asked me what I wanted to do in Yellowstone, I told her three things...
1. Stay at The Old Faithful Inn.
2. Hike to Fairy Falls.
3. Participate in a cowboy cookout.
Other than that, I was game for anything.
So, Mom scheduled the cowboy cookout for the 30th ( four months before my actual birthday) and we decided to treat it as my birthday dinner.
And it was SO MUCH FUN!
This picture pretty much sums up the best parts about it... cowboys and coffee.
But they were open...
Dinner was served outside and was completely cooked by a crew of cowboys. <- straight out of my dreams!
I went a little crazy...
All of the food was delicious... but especially the beans and the cornbread. The cornbread was sweet and the beans were so flavorful and hearty. One of the cowboys offered up the bean recipe and I went up and got it from him.... giggling like a school girl. I'm such a weirdo!
Then came the highlight.... The coffee!
The coffee was SO strong! I could even feel the coffee grounds on my tongue as I was drinking it. It was heavenly!
A bit of our view....
There was no where to hide.
So, I pulled my hat down low and stared down at my food and blushed profusely.
But as embarrassed as I was, being sung to by cowboys was an absolute highlight of the trip!
And I was able to cross that off of my bucket list.
Another cowboy + coffee picture.... ( I wish I could get Kev to wear chaps).
I felt like I was 16 again. Haha.
Me.. back at the ranch...