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... my future house.
We dropped of Hiroto back at the hostel and we headed back to Obihiro again. The weather looks threatening and Momo's mum called to warn us for the hurricane coming over Hokkaido. The wind was getting stronger and the fog was heavy but it wasn't to bad as we thought it would be. I was so tired after this lovely but intensive weekend that I slept almost right away. I slept like a log that night.
... forest. But we couldn't find it at all. Just when we gave up our hunt to this forest we saw a wild deer a few meters away from us. I tried to come closer to take a picture and it wasn't even that scared because I could come close to 6 meters away from it. It probably found eating more important at that moment.
We stopped again at a shrine and temple on our way back to the hostel. Momo showed me how the praying works and ...
... up visiting a waste treatment plant. OK, so it's important to add the word "former" into that last sentence; this area has been completely landscaped and made into a great park with views over the whole city and out to the mountains. Plus it has a fountain show featuring a double rainbow. Can't get much better than that. Other sights in the city include the Winter sports museum which has an excellent interactive sports area (for the actual museum part, good knowledge ...
What a magic day. In the morning we made fresh tracks through powder knee deep, which was magic. Later we did some off piste skiing through waist deep powder which was fun but tricky. Fell once, and couldn't get out of the snow to put the skis on! In the afternoon we did shorter runs through soft powder until the pain made us stop for the day Hot bath with beer to finish off the ...
... in the form of a pitstop for the Buta-don. For 850 yen, we had a delicious bowl of freshly made but a don with a bowl of miso soup and some tea. All prepared by the group of senior citizens who looked to be in charge of operating the rest stop restaurant. Yet another moment of inspiration for the way the elderly conduct their day to day activity while staying as productive as they can be. Respect to that and made sure I finish my Buta-don.