Saturday morning, Jason and I woke up
bright and early at 0 dark thirty at 0300 to ride a bus 5 hours to Iwaparra to go skiing/snowboarding with some friends.
I've been snowboarding about a dozen times but I've never skied, so I decided I wanted to try skiing. Jason has never done either and he also decided to give skiing a try. One of us was more successful that the other...
This photo of us and some of our friends was taken about 2 minutes before I sat down in that exact spot and cried because I was so scared!
Like I said, I've snowboarded numerous times and I've never experienced this intense irrational fear before. I have no idea what came over me but I was TERRIFIED! I wanted to get back on the ski lift and ride it down but I had no idea how to explain this to the Japanese workers so I had to get down on my own somehow. It took me almost an hour and a half and LOTS of tears, but I made it. I was in so much pain from trying make a damn "slice of pizza" that I immediately ripped those stupid skis off and went and forked over an extra 3500 yen for boots and a snowboard! The rest of the day was SO MUCH FUN! Now I can say I've tried skiing and I will NEVER do it again. This girl is officially a snowboarder for LIFE!
The husband on the other hand, yeah, he picked it up as easily as I picked up snowboarding the 1st time I tried it. He was FLYING down the mountain in NO time!
The friends we went with all had a great time
and the views were out of this world
It was definitely a day I will never forget!