10 Feb 09:
Slept in finally. Woke up; Yoli & Andrew left early to take a day to snowboard. Tricia and I took the bus out to 札幌つどーむ (Sapporo Community Dome), home of the tube slide & snowman making station, as well as more sculptures.
HAD to go down the tube slide, too. It was AWESOME. It was faster than it looked. When my sister went down the slide years back, they didn't have tubes to use. Just your ass on ice.
Took the bus back to the city to finish up looking at all the snow sculptures. Some were REALLY awesome. Some were...well...look at the pictures.
Me & a まんぼう (sunfish)Oh yeah, Tricia and I were watching people ski down a man-made ski jump and do tricks, but then some random lady cut in front of us. I was gonna be all "What da heck LADY~!!?" That was until I noticed her fur-lined jacket hood~!!! I touched it lightly.
Went to dinner near Ramen Alley at a place called SHO-RIN. Had RAD-ASS soup curry. I wish I ate that a second time; that was some freakin' GOOD stuff, man~!!!
11 Feb 09:
Last day in 北海道. We split up again. Yoli & Andrew went to finish up snow sculpture viewing. Tricia and I went back to すすきの to finish the ice sculptures.
Afterwards, we met around Sapporo TV Tower and subwayed to サッポロビール博物館 (Sapporo Beer Museum).
Before going in, we had lunch at a place that served ジンギスカーン (Genghis Khan), a famous BBQ lamb dish. It was good, but I couldn't get past the gamy/soapy taste. At least I can say I tried it.
Went into the museum; all these cool old cans, bottles, and signs. It was a pretty dope place. Had a bar there, too. Was able to try different kinds of beer. Did a "snowball" throwing contest and won a bag of Sapporo soda. I'd love to go back.
Maybe I should've applied to live in Hokkaido. AHAHAHAHAHA~!!! I'll be back again one day. Until I see you again, 北海道, I'll be missing you from my little rice field in the Kansai area.