We arrived at a small lodge on Lake Ohau. It was a sweet little place. When we got inside, I did a quick scan of the place for any possible pit falls that would make the stay difficult. All I saw were three or four steps leading up to the hallway of rooms. People were starting to gather in the two meeting rooms that were in the lodge. There were people playing pool, groups talking with each other, and people gathering near the bar. I sat on a bench taking in my surroundings…then I saw something stunning, possibly one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen, the view of the lake from the balcony. However, people had discovered it before me. I joined the crowd that was gathering outside. I just kept staring. There was a chilly wind blowing and my teeth were chattering, but I did not care. Then I saw something very rare… a double rainbow. I quickly asked a friend to take a picture of me in front of it. One of the gentleman working at the lodge came to me. the silver haired and bearded man told that if I needed help up or down stairs, I should ask him. Again, I was struck by the people’s kindness in this country. I thanked the man and went about trying to find internet access.
I returned inside to get warm, although i really didn’t want. I sat down on the couch and chatted with my friend Bre. I remember she asked me something and I became very emotional. It’s funny because I don’t usually don’t tear up. I really think it was the beautiful place. I remember feeling so relaxed and happy so maybe that’s why teared up out of no where.
The owners of the lodge made us a lovely dinner. I remember the room got very loud with silly conversations and laughter.
As the sun set, music began and we gan to dance. I from group to group getting to know new people.
After hours of music dancing and chattering, My vision became fuzzy and and my eyelids got heavier and heavier. Off to bed I was. I pushed my way up the stares to my room. the hallway was dimly lit and endless. It reminded me of hall ways that one sees in horror films. I saw that my bags were sitting there waiting for me.in the room. Hmm, should I pull out my night gown? Naah, I thought. I pulled off my shoes with difficulty. I fell on to the card board box that was the bed and immediately into a doze.
In the morning, I woke to a beautiful sun rise and a beautiful view the lake. I had never felt so rested before. I picked up the phone and called my father… I did not even let him speak I just gushed about how beautiful the place was.
Soon my luggage was being loaded into the coach. driving away, I felt and overwhelming sadness.I felt energy surging, like a healing energy. I began to cry. Thankfully, I was sitting by myself in the front seat so no body saw.
Happy By Pharrell played on the radio. we began to sing.