WOW OKAY I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD LIKE WINTER, LIKE EVER BUT YESTERDAY PROVED ME WRONG. I spent the entire day outside in the snow and not once did I complain about the cold or how much winter sucks or any of that. Because for once, it was all AWESOME.
But lets start at the beginning.
I got invited by Alice to come spend the day with her and a group of people who had decided to go to the mountains for the day. I'd never been to the mountains before so I agreed. We met super early in the morning and about 30 people from the ages of 20-30 piled into a bus we had rented and headed out. I had no idea what we were going to be doing. Out of the people, only 3 were going to the mountain to snowboard, and I think 2 were going to ski. So that left me wondering what the hell there was to do up there in the freezing cold for the rest of us.
We got to Zoncolan (mountain name) around 9 am and were about to head onto the lift that takes you to the top when we told that it was temporarily closed because there was too much wind.
Everyone's reaction: TO THE BAR
I remind you, it was 9 in the MORNING.
That didn't stop anyone though. We all piled into the bar and unlayered (everyone had on like six layers of clothing, it was hilarious) and ordered drinks. We sat around drinking and talking for about an hour when we finally got news that the lift was safe to run again. So we layered back up and headed out again.Normally I'm afraid of heights, especially when the thing you're riding on is shaky and moves in the breeze (like ferris wheels) but it was actually kind of fun this time. Maybe it was the alcohols that got me to relax, haha.
When we got up to the top, I said bye to Alice. She was one of the three that was actually there to snowboard, haha. We agreed to meet up again in a couple hours, so while she hopped up on the ski lift to get to the top of the hill, I explored a bit.
And by explored I mean I tried all the mountain whiskeys. lmao. GOOD STUFF. they were quite fruity. My favorite one was the blackberry one. We stayed by the drop off area for a little bit to warm up and then took a motor sled thing down the other side of the mountain, where the baita was. A baita is what they call a mountain lodge bar thing. Everyone was really friendly and we talked and I got to know people a little better, which was nice, cause till now I haven't had anyone my age to talk to besides my cousin (but he doesn't count cause we're related so...DERP)
Anyway once we were there, WE HAD MORE DRINKS.
BASICALLY ALL WE DID WAS DRINK AND DANCE AND SING AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW.
By the end of it, everyone was drunk off their ass and on the bus ride home people were either passed out or singing Italian folk songs I obviously didn't know the words to.
I took lots of pictures, so I'll post some of em up after the break.
Well, I'm off!