Friday, January 30, 2009

Snow World

While I've posted some pictures and alluded to the snow in Hyderabad, I don't believe I've ever actually explained myself. It pretty much never gets below 70 degrees farenheit in Hyderabad. There were about 3 blissful weeks in early January where the highs were in the mid 80s. Now, they're back to the mid 90s. So, how did I get to spend some time frollicking in the snow this winter? At this fantastically hilarious (and un-hygenic) place called Snow World. It's a giant warehouse that basically looks like a converted cold storage building that is kept just below freezing for people to frollick in man-made snow. The scene itself is worth a trip: a couple hundred Hyderabadis who are used to hot temperatures being put into matching polyester snow gear complete with rubber boots and mittens. I was sweating profusely by the time I got them on (in the un-chilled room) and had flashbacks to getting dressed to go play in the snow as a child. Picture Ralphie in "A Christmas Story."Once we were deemed appropriately attired, we were allowed into the snow warehouse where we could play in an imaginary winter wonderland. I was the only person who didn't wear her hat and gloves. We even had an actual snowfall inside! We could hang out with the abominable snowman.
And go "sledding". Note: this was a prime opportunity to throw snowballs on defenseless targets.
We even climbed mountains in Snow World.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Martha, I'm SO glad I can now say that I climbed Mt. Everest with you!

Also, you're lucky I didn't get typhoid after I got a snowball in my mouth, thanks to you taking advantage of my sled ride!!

And I hate to say it, but the idea of paying rs. 250 to be slightly chilly is sounding awfully appealing right now . . .