Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Peak to Peak

Today, we took the Peak to Peak Gondola Ride. WHOA!!! An amazing treat. The gondola takes you up Whistler Mountain, then you take another gondola from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountain. It's a continuous cable for 1.88 miles across the Fitzsimmons Creek. Beautiful!!! and exciting. While on the deck of the Blackcomb roundhouse, we got acquainted with some wildlife. The Whiskey Jacks are very friendly, and downright aggressive if you have any food. We were also able to spot four bears while on the adventure. We all made it back safe and sound, and are looking forward to another day of exploring tomorrow.
I'm all in for the night. Sweet Dreams all.

The Fab Four!

Not for the faint of heart!


"Got Food?"

Birds eye view!

A happy BC bear.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Biking in Whistler

Well, we did it! It was an iffy day, rain one minute, sun the next, but we took a chance. Rented a couple of cruisers near our place and headed for Lost Lake on the Valley Trail. Whistler has an extensive trail system for, walking, biking, in line skating, jogging or cross country skiing. It goes all over the valley and is tons of fun. We managed to get only, slightly disoriented! We had a great ride, even if we didn't end up where we meant to go. We did get rained on, but we were prepared, and fortunately, as me ole Mum always said, "thank goodess you're not made of sugar". ( Well she was right about that! ;- )

Stopped for a little picnic.

Found this make-shift barn on a ride we took yesterday, out in the country.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

On the Road Again

Thank you Willie Nelson! Yes, we are on the road again! This time for some R&R in Canada. Had a beautiful drive through Oregon, by way of Pendleton, where they are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Pendleton Round-up. YEE-HA!!! Wish we could have stayed and checked it out, but we were on a schedule. Headed north through Washington, by way of Omak to check out a couple of clinics that come up once in a while. Pretty area, so maybe someday we might just end up there for a job. We then headed west on highway 20 toward Vancouver, BC. We ended up staying the night in Mazama at an Inn owned by my cousin and his partner. Sweet place! Very rustic in a cozy, comfortable way. Great restaurant, and a fabulous area for hiking, skiing, or just hanging out. We wished we could have stayed longer(but, remember the schedule, oh, yeah.)
Next morning, we were off to the border. Had a crazy drive through Vancouver, the freeway just turns into surface streets through the city. Very slow going, but interesting to see the city. Once we popped out on the other side, it was clear sailing to Whistler. We lucked out with the weather, it was clear and 76 driving up there. What an amazing drive.
We are now hanging out in our condo. Sleeping in, walking around the village, eating good food, taking in the scenery, and generally, just relaxing. Ahhhhhh!
It's raining right now, but if it let's up, we're renting bikes tomorrow and heading out on the Valley Trail. I'll let you know.......