What An Adventure!

1 North Pole or Bust_001

I “SQUEEEEEEEEE’D!!” when I received this adorable pose set from Eternal Dreams Poses advent calendar and knew I had to find the perfect location to try it out. I had seen several photos of the North Pole Sleigh Ride Adventure on the Explore Second Life Flickr Group page and knew that it was the obvious choice.

This sim is a total delight. When you arrive, you are offered a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh (more on that later). But I slid down the hill to the railway station to snap this photo awaiting the Polar Express.

As you would expect, this is a family-friendly sim and there were a lot of people there, skating on the ice rink, exploring the bounteous Christmas and winter scenes and posing for photos. There was a family close to the train doing just that when I attached my pose props and plopped down (the suitcases hold the pose and the sign is separate; there is no reason you couldn’t make a different sign to hold with this pose, unless you are as hopeless at building as I am). I was immediately met with cries of, “Oh, look at Peep! Isn’t she cuteeeeeeee?” And while I tried to ignore them as I blushed and adjusted my camera angle and lighting, I couldn’t help but get caught up in their infectious delight. In fact, I ended up posing for photos for one of the girls 🙂

I admit I didn’t take as many photos as I normally would since I was feeling self-conscious, so I trudged back up the hill to hop on the sleigh to check out the rest of the sim (it is a no-fly zone). When I arrived, I noticed a man dressed all in black hanging around the sleigh. I waited a few moments to see if he was planning on taking a ride, and when he continued to loiter I hopped on for my excursion. I hadn’t traveled more than ten metres, though, when suddenly I had a passenger! The Man In Black had joined me, uninvited o.O I laughed and said hello and he greeted me in return, then didn’t speak again.

After we had driven down the hill, past the polar bears playing and through the tunnel I began feeling a bit uncomfortable. I don’t believe this interloper held any threat, but my Mama told me not to get into sleighs with strangers…so I bid my adieu and jumped off the sled with a quick “This is my stop – enjoy your ride!” and teleported home.

I wondered about his appearance at my side; I’m sure most of us in Second Life have been the subject of unwanted attention at one time or another. In the end I just decided he was a city-slicker who had never learned to drive a sleigh. I hope he was able to finish the ride – the horse seemed to know where he was going and didn’t appear to be ready to bolt 😉

As promised, here is a close up of another shade from the .::Vivid::. Slink Nails Appliers 4 pack available from today at Stuff In Stock. It reminds me of caffè latte – without the foam.

1 Vivid Slink Nails Appliers 4

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Jacket: ::{u.f.o}::buckle mustangtang – cream by Charming Meiler (Available at Collabor88 December)
Top: JANE – needful things.romper.br coffee by Janie Marlowe
Jeans: ::{u.f.o}::knit wammer skinny – navy by Charming Meiler (Available at Collabor88 December)
Boots: {Sleepy Eddy} Engineer Boots (Natural) by Metro Moonwall (The Aracde December Gacha prize)
Hair: Clawtooth: Snuggle Party – Red eye flight by Bubbles Clawtooth (Available at Collabor88 December)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Peach Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers SK by Hart Larsson
*Nail appliers: VIVID [Slink Nails Appliers] Polish Pack 4 by Honey Bernandes (available from Tuesday at Stuff In Stock)
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Eternal Dreams Poses – *ED* North Pole or Bust ! by Fata Boa (Eternal Dreams Poses Advent Gift 2013 – 150L group joining fee)