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We Made It! Despite the pilots best effort to kill us.....

Oh and my new snowboard is amazing :)

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So after the most terrifying flight into Queenstown ever, we safely made it to Queenstown. I had no words to describe how awful the turbulence was for the landing but Zac cleverly likened it to the Superman ride. Once we landed and very happily retrieved our luggage and snowboards (nothing was missing!!!) we found the guys that came to pick us up from our lodge. They were very typical snowboarders and said ‘man’ about one million times on our drive back. The guy driving also spoke on his mobile while driving and I’m pretty sure we went round a round-a-bout on 2 wheels as well. Once we had checked into our room Louise made the comment that he was ‘a very erotic driver’….. This made us laugh a lot and she certainly won’t live that comment down in a while!

We wandered down into town last night and found the local ‘Pig n Whistle’ which was amazingly warm and had the best and the biggest roast dinner I’ve ever seen. Brussel sprouts were not cool though :/ Shopping stays open till 9:30pm every night so we looked around for a little while before heading back to our lodge. We attempted to play a card game but everyone was too tired so we crashed at about 9. LAME!! We had stayed up all night the night before though (aside from my hour long nanna nap) so I think we can be excused.

This morning we were woken at 8:30 by a knock on the door for last call breakfast. We would have set an alarm but Markcwas positive he wouldn’t sleep past 8, so we rushed down and had some breakfast then headed down into town to get some last minute gear before heading up to the mountains for our first day of snowboarding. Zac and I were surprised at how much we remembered from our past snowboarding and were extremely happy to find that we loved our new snowboards!!! Marc picked it up really quickly and Louise did not enjoy snowboarding at all and now has a rather sore butt and has swapped her hire board for skis for the rest of the week because she has done that before so will be more comfortable.

After the crazy steep walk up the hill back to our lodge (it has an amazing view over Queenstown but you pay for it with the hike every day!) we have crashed into our little room and are slowly getting ready for dinner. Probably won’t be able to put photos up until we get back home because there is no wifi here so we are all tethered to a little card that has a few gig. Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays back home!!! ☺

Posted by clairebear89 00:02 Archived in New Zealand

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