Before I leave, I speak to a few moles around to see if one of them has Fireworks to give away. One's wishing he had a Carbo Cookie, while another mentions the awesomeness of Booster's Tower.
I finally find a mole in the corner of a house tent who's making Fireworks, but it's very costly to get: 500 coins.
I have Mario shake his head very rapidly and check my inventory. Looks like I have enough for one. I ask the mole again for one, and give it to the mole outside in exchange for the Shiny Stone.
I check everyone's equipment and save at the inn before heading out to the Booster Pass.
At the entrance now, and I see a Lakitu hovering and sending down green-shelled Spinies!
The pass is very rocky, with lots of hills...
While surveying the area, I get into an accidental encounter with an Artichoker!
The Artichoker is just casting Static E! so far...
As I cross into the next area, I wander around, picking up a Flower on the ground!
There's green Spinies in deep pits on the rocky plateaus above here...
I accidentally fall into a crevice below, where I fill up the pits containing the Spinies, collecting coins on the way.
At the next area, I'm back at the world map!
Now that was a pretty short trip!