jenny does japan, day two (part 2)

Our week in Japan for MateRock went so fast, and was full-on times a bazillion. I didn’t get time to blog on the trip, because I was lazy and drunk a lot so I’m going to break it down over a few blogs, before I forget everything…

read day one (part 1) here

read day one (part 2) here

read day two (part 1) here

We dried off after our paddling gorilla workout

Headed back to our accommodation

Then played follow the leader

By now there were more than 40 of us gathered in Hakuba

Adrian’s family & friends

And all the other bands and crew

We walked through the forest, headed toward a restaurant where we’d be stopping for lunch

First though, we stopped at an old temple hidden in the trees

Adrian’s daughter Natasha, who is half Japanese, half Australian

Led us in a short prayer, asking for clear skies and a successful show the next day

It then proceeded to rain

I took that as a sign that the clouds were emptying out before the big gig

Then we walked through a little village

None of which was open

As it’s basically a ski resort and only open 3 months every year

On the other side of the village I saw gondolas

As in, big round balls, with people in them

Flying up the mountain

Sweet Jesus

Actually, halfway up the mountain

Then we got on ski lifts to take us the rest of the way up

I’m glad SOME people found it fun

Don’t get me wrong, the view was stunning

But I’ve got to tell you, I was terrified

Like, covering my eyes, chanting, “will not cry, will not vomit, will not cry vomit – terrified

And trying to remember if I’d remembered to get travel insurance for the trip


As always, feeding my face lunch made it better

Medicinal purposes only

Double helpings of desert is always an effective treatment for being a pussy anxiety

This is the ski jump from the 1998 Nagano Olympics

Yep, we were THAT high up

Now for the trip down


Once we were back at the bottom and I stopped crying

I looked back up the mountain and couldn’t even SEE the tip

Where we’d been half an hour before

It was covered in clouds

I was happy that the peer group pressure of 40+ other people got me to do something that I would NEVER have normally put my hand up for sober

But wait, there’s more... but not right now because I have some SERIOUS packing to do

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