Whistler

Trip Start May 14, 2013
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Trip End Jun 27, 2013


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Its raining! First day of rain, very poor showing Canada! Breakfast at Dennys as we have managed to find one of the few hotels that provides no breakfast at all. So that took an hour out of our morning and added kilos to our waistlines! Went to Capilano Treetop adventures and Swing Bridge for the morning, we are kiwis a bit of rain never hurt us! Was pretty cool the swing bridge was really high over a river and being wet was a little slippery so the worry was more falling over than falling off - also had a nature walk boardwalk through the trees and then treetop bridges which as long as you didn't think Cave Creek was fun, and probably the scariest walk the cliff walk which had a couple of glass bits to walk on, was narrower and just felt more daring. Stephen who hates heights was pretty brave but could tell by his face really didn't enjoy the cliff walk. The rain had pretty well cleared up by the time we had finished, and we had been given pretty yellow plastic ponchos so didn't end up drenched like we thought we might.
Back in the car and we headed off toward Whistler - absolutely breathtaking scenery on the way, green lush forrest on one side and beautiful scenic sounds on the other pretty spectacular, Stopped along the way to look at a waterfall of course as we got out of the car it started to rain again. Then continued on our way and arrived in Whistler about 3pm which apparently is too late in the day to actually do anything. Andrea and Garry had hoped to do the gondola up the mountain (not for me) but due to the misty rain cloud and the lateness of the day wasn't a happening thing.
Wandered about the village which is very quaint and new and shiny and then found a nice little pub place for lunch. After a bit more of a wander decided to see if the Holiday Inn we were walking past was at all affordable, most hotels here being very expensive resort prices! Stephen checked it out and found tho not cheap it wasn't going to mean we needed a further mortgage on the house so we decided to stay. Our room was lovely with a bedroom and lounge and very flash, Andrea and Garry's room was nice also but on first glance did not contain a bed, which we thought hilarious we eventually found the bed in the pull down cupboard - still hilarious!
Andrea and I went and had a swim in the lovely pool area which had a nice long lap pool and two hot tubs then decided to catch up on the laundry, it was at this point I worked out that we weren't actually staying at the holiday inn but the hotel behind it the Pan Pacific, Stephen had gone into the wrong lobby.
Went for a wander round the town to find somewhere for tea, very Queenstown vibe with everyone being on holiday mode, lots of young people particularly those interested in mountain biking and outdoors stuff as there is heaps of options in the area. Went into Buffalo Bills intending to have dinner as we went in we noticed a sign which spelt land yacht, as land yact, Andrea told them they had forgotten the h, we had a drink decided to go elsewhere for food as their options were limited, checked the sign....cracked up laughing, land yact was now land yahct....gave them yet another heads up re their spelling ability and left them googling the correct spelling!
Decided in the end to have tea at the 'Old Spaghetti Factory' our waitress was new only on her second shift she will regret serving us, as Stephen made things as difficult as possible for her,tho we did all laugh when we realised she wasn't saying super salad, but soup or salad!
Home to bed late again!
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