Have I ever mentioned that my boyfriend is the best? The other day when Ben picked me up from school, he whisked me away to the Sandia mountains for a surprise picnic! I think it has to be the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me!
It was a rainy, gloomy day, but instead of postpone it for another time, we improvised and enjoyed the feast he had prepared in the car parked over an amazing view of the east side of the mountain. The valley below us was shrouded in a thick mist that slowly broke apart as we ate.
You guys should have seen the spread Ben prepared for us. Below is my little tasting plate that included a slice of sourdough with herbed butter, potatoe and pasta salad, raspberries, and a salad of sliced grapes, feta, and honey which he made himself! That was definitely the star of the show.
Dessert was quite something too! Ben made these fancy kebabs of strawberries and angel food cake drizzled with chocolate sauce!
And to top it all off, part way through the meal Ben busted out a bottle of champagne! He forgot glasses, but drinking out of the bottle added to the fun ;]
Just as we finished eating the clouds parted and the sun came out. Yuki could not have been more happy when we all hopped out of the car to hike and explore. She loves the mountains, and let me tell you, she was not a happy camper hanging out in the car while we picnicked. Just look at her reveling in the wide open spaces!
Me in a tree!
We ended up hiking along the trail at Sandia Crest, which looks over the west side of the mountain and all of Albuquerque down below.
The trail ended at this cute albeit random little stone house.
Aaaand, this is Yuki about to be sacrificed to the cliff gods! We had to thank them for the sunshine after all
It was a truly wonderful day. Nothing makes me happier than being out in nature, especially if it’s with my pup and my boy.