The morning sun had been weakly shining through the room curtains. Heh. Strange how you can forget where you are - i woke up thinking i was sleeping at home. (shaun's). But no - this is the last week of holiday for me - the best hopefully. 4 days of snowboarding at mt. ruapehu. Snow's been wet and slushy though, nothing too good for the butt. But today's clear hopefully, and they'll open the rest of the upper mountain. Ruapehu's mainly lava rocks, since the last eruption was in 1995 - ash and steam mainly. Part of the rocks are always exposed, no al-white look like ashland back home. at least, we're not like, 3 hours away. Heh.
So with a borrowed board (with crap edges), borrowed boots, newly bought boarding pants, gloves and goggles (all from outlet stores) we're headed up again.
Ever had chicken broth in the morning? Throw in a little fresh pepper, and chilli garlic sauce...very good...