A day in La Rosiere
Trip Start Dec 10, 2008
22Trip End Jan 15, 2009
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Jessica wasn't up yet. I still do not feel comfortable enough to go
upstairs and help myself to breakfast, so I waited until Jessica got up
until I went upstairs. Jessica wasn't up until 11. I wasted time in my
room by watching movies on my PSP and updating my blog. Once Jessica got
up, we had breakfast with Jess' Dad, Roland and his friend. They were
drinking scotch already. We had planned to go skiing, but the weather
outside was pretty bad. It was super windy and cold
luxury of not going skiing if they don't feel like it or the weather is
bad. Back home, when there is limited time, you go skiing rain, hail or
shine and I myself have been out skiing on many a bad day.
We watched the video of the avalanches here. It is like a huge bomb is
dropped on the snow, and then all the snow starts rushing down the hill.
They do this to clear the ski runs.
We went to Jessica's grandmother's for lunch. I had only just eaten
breakfast, so I wasn't super hungry but I ate everything that was offered to
me. And I was offered a lot. I think that it's really important as an
exchange student to eat everything that they put in front of you. I ate
blue cheese and Beaufort cheese even though I really don't like it; I've
eaten raw meat, too. If you live with these people, you are able to pass on
the things you don't like, but I really don't want to offend by declining
After this, we went outside. It's a really, really small village and I
didn't know what there was to do
Jess and I went bowling. The bowling alley was super small, like everything
here, with just 6 lanes. We were the only ones playing. It was fun,
especially since I won. The bowling alley also had a pool table. Turns out
that I'm not so good at pool. I pocketed the white ball more than once and
I made it jump off the table, too. Apparently, that's not so good.
We then went ice skating. I have never ice-skated before, so this was a new
experience for me. I was nervous at first, because I really didn't want to
fall on the hard (ungroomed) ice. After holding Jessica's hand for the
first few laps, I gained the confidence to let go and skate on my own. By
the end I wasn't so horrible until I gained too much confidence and fell. I
got back up and kept going but I was right to be nervous at the start about
falling-it really hurt!
I was exhausted by the time we got home. We ate dinner and watched some
videos of a baby Jessica before I went downstairs. I fell asleep on the bed
in my clothes, and Jess had to wake me up to have a shower (not before
taking a photo)!