Monday, April 19, 2010
I mentioned snow in my last post. On Friday we had a light snow all day that didn't really accumulate into anything, but then Friday night, it really started to come down, by 1am we had about 4 inches, then at 7 there was at least 9 inches, and it was fairly warm, so good packing snow. I trudged over to camp at around 8 Saturday morning just to look around, not expecting to see anyone out and about, yet, to my suprize, behold, Miyake-san, my 70-something year old finish carpenter from Hawaii is out building a giant igloo all by himself! So of course I was happy to have a friend to build a snow fort with and just had to help him. So we built a 7 ft tall kamakura, or igloo. Eventually others started coming out to join us and build a big snowman, and do a little bit of sledding. So I had a lot of unexpected fun in the snow Saturday morning... and I hear it's been in the 80's back home?!