Skiing, Split pants and Hot Springs
Trip Start Feb 26, 2008
11Trip End Mar 13, 2008
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Another sunny day in our winter paradise so we decide to jump on the shuttle bus and head to Downtown and go to Winona's for breakfast
We only need to wait about 15 minutes until our name is called and when we enter the warm restaurant, we are shown to our table and handed the most complex breakfast menu I have ever seen.
It is typical Southern American and has all sorts of things to go with your breaky, such as grits & fried potoatoes. We wonder what grits are and our bubbly waitress tries to warn us off them. She then comes out with a sample bowl so we will know what they are and taste like. That was a nice touch. Grits are a cornmeal mush, not to our taste but at least we tried them and now know.
Andrew orders an omlette and I have the eggs benedict. Very filling.
After breaky we had about 20 minutes to spare before our shuttle bus arrived, so we hit the shops. I found a antique type shop and came up with a great find for my new country kitchen. It is a preserving jar, with the name Kerr embossed onto it. That's my maiden name, so I had to have it and I know it will look great on the shelf with my other country type treasures. Now I just have to fit it in the suitcase.
We get back to the apartment and suited up for a great day of skiing. We hit the slopes and ski all day. We head back exhausted but know that at 6pm we will be going to the hot springs. These are a series of pools all outside in the snow, each pool with varying tempretures. When you go after dark, no children are allowed and bathers are optional. There aren't any lights at these hot springs and you just need a torch to find your way around but watch where you shine it.
We head up on the bus and I threw my bathers in just in case I chickened out. I asked Drew if he wanted to take his bathers and he said "no, it will be dark and we wont need them". Famous last words. We get there and today is the first day of daylight savings, so guess what? It didn't get dark for the first hour and half we were there. Thank God I had my bathers and Drew looked charming in his bright red jocks.
The hot springs were amazing but getting out in minus 5 degrees wasn't so appealing. There was one heated log cabin where you could get dressed, so when the time came it was a sprint up to the cabin. The other choice was a teepee that was not heated, we gave that a miss. Our clothes were freezing from being outside whilst we were in the hot springs.
We have done so many wonderful things on this holiday and as our time is winding down, we are going to be sad to go home but glad that we have great memories.
One thing though, if one more person asks what part of England we are from I am going to scream. I am not kidding. Andrew and I have a deal that we have to throw at least 10 "Crickey's" into our sentences per day, and few G'days.