Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ironman Aftermath

It felt so good to take a hot shower and crawl into a warm bed after being soaking wet the entire day. We all slept in (minus Jamie- Jamie does not sleep! haha!!) and then headed back down to the 'Ironman Village' to pick up our stuff and so the boys could buy finisher gear.

It was such a gorgeous day- sunny with a cool breeze. Once we had everything ,we headed back to the hotel and all the bikes wouldn't fit in our van so 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' decided to ride his back back to the hotel. (Who does a ridiculously hard Ironman and then volunteer to ride the 5 miles back to the hotel-- which included the toughest hill on the course?! He's crazy!)

Once we got back to the hotel and ate lunch, 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter's' family came over and we decided to go hiking. (Again, who does a rediculously hard Ironman and then go on a hike?! 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter is rubbing off on us! haha!)

We stopped for gas along the way, and everyone went in and grabbed snacks. I found Spicy Thai Dorritos (purple bag) that they used to sell in America but no longer do- oh my gosh-- SO good!! 
We ended up going to Huka Falls. It was insanely beautiful. The water was so clear and so blue it looked fake! 
This is also where they shot the part of The Hobbit- where they were going down the waterfall in barrels. 
We found a pretty trail we thought would take us to the water, but it ended up taking us to an industrial area. So we made our own trail and found a great shallow place to get in the water. The cold water definitely felt refreshing on our sore legs. 
Scary story: We were all hanging out in the very shallow, close to shore, part of the water and there was a tour boat that went by super fast, to take people up to the rapids- we yelled and waved and they all waved back and took our picture. We had the GoPro our and we were taking turns jumping in the water and seeing how deep we could go. 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' decided to swim across the water and then when we came back we all got out. As we were drying off, the tour boat came flying back by and cut in- creating waves and a HUGE splash of where we all were just sitting (I think they thought they were going to soak us) but it was literally right where 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter' was swimming less than 3 minutes ago. The boat was going so fast, there was no way they would have saw him or been able to spot. 

The hike was so green and pretty- I've never seen anything like it. We made our way back to the car and then headed back to the hotel.

We went back to Pub n' Grub for dinner- seriously, it is that good! Everything was so fresh and so delicious!!
Still tried after Ironman, but excited to be at Pub n' Grub! 
Once we were back at the hotel after dinner, 'Mr. Sprinkles and Glitter', Jamie and I decided to head down to the hot tub! We got down there and walked in and ended up scaring one of the workers (he screamed) and he informed us that the pool was closed. :(

*Have you ever been to a movie set? 

*When hiking do you follow the path or make your own? I pretty much always stick to the path. :)

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