All the training in the world was not going to prepare me or anyone else for the conditions that we had to deal with in Tangtse . That first night sleeping with 2 pairs of socks on , long johns , tshirt and long sleeve shirt with a toque on in a sleeping bag and a blanket on top and I still froze to death 💀 showering was not an option and the toilet was a hole in the ground . Concrete buildings with no insulation at all leaves me wondering how anyone can survive this . Let’s just say it’s not for me . We were roughing it and not like the way I’m used to roughing it in Canada . This made that term seem ridiculous . When we got up we had some tea with what I can understand is unpasteurized milk ? Then we headed to the main hotel for breakfast which was not exactly something I desired . No bacon lol !
The night is filled with howling dogs which made sleeping even rougher and when everyone got back and decided to go to Panong Lake my answer was ... I live beside a lake :) nothing new for me and that’s when I began my hibernation . Really there isn’t much that I would be interested in doing or seeing in Tangtse . But I can’t really complain and I will try to mince my words .... the last thing I want is to keep anyone from experiencing anything like this but just a heads up , its not an easy life .
When I woke up everyone was back and I was feeling the dry air and not eating and all at the same time the nerves were kicking in at the reality that I will be playing in the World Record game .... and I will be the only goalie for The Hockey Foundation who put a 20 person roster together but only had one goalie . I am up for the challenge . Let’s just hope my body is up for it also . Our room became the hang out for even our hosts and we hung out for a good portion of the evening sharing stories with DK and little bro :) both are great kids .... well DK is a bit older so he is not really a kid but you get the idea . Kinda glad the event was held back for a day as this is really the first day I have had to really relax .... oh and from what I heard about Lake Panang it’s just a lake . Before we went to bed this evening we asked for hot water bottles .... let’s see if that helps ?