07.02.2008 - 12.02.2008
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Ok, so I said i'd finish writing this on sunday and it's now tuesday, sorry sorry sorry, been busy ok.
Day 3 was meant to be everyone's (except Stu's and Jason's) last ski day, but it turned out it wasn't a skiing day at all, as we got up to the start of the slopes to find the lifts were broken down again, so after hanging around on the off chance they would open (ski staff seemed to think they would), we decided to give up and Terry took us all on a walk near where he lives. I wish I knew where it was, it was beautiful scenery.
There was a cool cave thing, really strange how nature forms things sometimes
Day 4 was a wipe out skiing wise too, so everyone decided they wanted to see the sea! We went to "Mr Grumpy's", a favourite bar of Terry's, although it would've been so much better if it was actually called that! All the tapas there was fish (well it had to be, being right on the beach!), much to Al's dismay, so he was relieved when we left and went for a wander on the beach, even going s far as taking off his shoes and socks and going for a paddle in the water.
Later on, we all went for a meal at the restaurant in Terry's village. Really good food!
Day 5 we got to go skiing again, and I was a bit nervous about the 2 day gap, but I managed the green slopes better than I expected. I think I even managed a few runs down without falling flat on my face! I musta skiied so hard (hard for a beginner!) as my legs and whole body ached sooo much after today!
Luke and myself managd to get an extra day's skiing, so day 6 was on the slopes again, or in my case, most of it was sat watching, as I took a fall on my second run and my knee didnt like it too much. did have a couple of extra runs down, but didnt want to make it any worse, so opted out in the afternoon and took my skis/boots back early so I could have a walk around (not hobble like some weird cripple) the non-skiers area.
That evening , Roddy and Sally (Stu's brother and his wife) invited us back to Terry's for a BBQ (Terry had gone home the day before), so we went back to the hostel, changed out of ski clothes, bought some random meat from the supermarket across the road and headed off down there. As I had not skied in the afternoon, I had managed to consume 2 big beers by the time the others joined me, followed by 2 more after they joined me, so by the time we were back at the hostel, I was feeling quite tipsy, not helped by the fact Luke bought beer whilst buying random meat, and proceeded to keep offering them round in the vn on the way to the BBQ. Never the less, I wasn't the one who got horrendously drunk and ended up snogging a window on the way back to the hostel! I won't mention any names....you know who you are! ;o) XD