Sunday, May 04, 2014

Mesa Verde: Birdwatching While Eating Dinner

This must be the bluebird of happiness! We saw it on the way to dinner at the lodge in Mesa Verde,
where we arrived a bit earlier this afternoon after a day's drive from Flagstaff via Monument Valley
The view out the window of the restaurant was spectacular --
we could watch several bluebirds and other birds from our table.
And every dish was great, starting with this salad.
Len's salad

We shared the mixed grill game dish: quail, elk tenderloin, and boar sausage on hot-pepper mashed potatoes.
We had heard from Carol that there was a wonderful restaurant here: how true!
The dessert tray: we chose cheesecake (left front).
On the way back to our room we saw the final glow of the sunset.

5 comments:

jcharles binder said...

I thought bluebirds have orange breasts.

Mae Travels said...

There are 3 types of bluebird. This is a mountain bluebird -- the orange breast is the eastern bluebird. The western bluebird has orange on the breast and back.

Carol said...

SO glad the restaurant is still wonderful. It's been years since we were there...but the location obviously deserves food lovely enough to complement the surroundings.

Jeanie said...

Looks divine in every way. I love those bluebirds!

~~louise~~ said...

You are a woman of the world Mae. Just look at you dining and birding in such glory!!! I'm really liking the sound of that mixed grill game dish! Thanks for sharing, Mae...I'm leaving for Idaho on Wednesday and will most likely be offline for three weeks. Tomorrow will be my last post until I get back:) Have a wonderful time, Mae. Enjoy!