Here's a hot dog. It's not my favorite sandwich, although I do enjoy a good hot dog every now and then. And this hot dog I really did enjoy. We drove out to Lake Louise for the annual Ice Magic competition. This is an ice sculpture competition that includes professional teams from around the world who compete over a three day period to create huge sculptures on a theme. The theme this year was "Fairies and Fairy Tales". At the townsite, we loaded into a bus to drive up the slippery mountain road to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise who was hosting the competition on their beautiful grounds right on the shore of the lake. It was a lovely day, and we arrived around 1:00, just in time for lunch. After wandering around, we found a kiosk where they were serving hotdogs and hot chocolate. Perfect! Handheld food that you could eat while watching watching the chain saw wielding sculptors carve away at 300 pound blocks of ice. This handy little lunch set us back $7.95 each! For a hot dog with ketchup and mustard, and a cup of hot chocolate! Seriously! But it was a lovely day, and we had fun, so who cares?
This is water color in the Aquabee sketchbook. Can you imagine how many tries it took to get that color for the hot dog? It's a combination of burnt sienna and permanent rose.