Two days of my vacation were actually spent in Whistler (not Vancouver). Whistler is absolutely gorgeous and needs just as much of a recap as Vancouver will get!
Brace yourselves. Picture overload is coming.
On Thursday night, Andrew and I landed in beautiful Vancouver. We got a rental car and immediately drove to Whistler. The roads were windy and the views of the mountains were amazing.
After checking into our hotel (which, for the record, was very nice. Unlike the one we booked off of Hotwire) we went out to explore Whistler village, where we enjoyed free samples and lots of picture taking opportunities.
|Whistler is home to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games|
|Oh... pretty view!|
We woke up early the next morning, took a necessary selfie and got ready to climb Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains!
To get to our starting point (the top of Blackcomb Mountain - over 7000 feet above ground), we had to take a chair lift. The further up we got, the foggier it became. We literally couldn't see a thing as we disappeared into the fog.
|Kisses are necessary when you can't see where you're going.|
|Yay, we made it!|
If you follow me on Instagram, you know just how crazy that gondola ride was. We could barley see a thing! Although we did get a good view of mountains before all the fog came in.
Eventually, we made it here!
Or, at least we thought it was the highest place. It turns out it wasn't.
That mountain behind us is actually the highest place. Up another chair lift we went!
The view at the top (of mountains, of course!) was spectacular. We went off to do more hiking... then this happened...
|Does this look like a trail to you?|
When we reached the top of our off-the-beaten-track path, we saw this sign:
|Really? I had no idea.|
Taking the chair lift down was an exhilaration of its own.
Despite being told the night before by the locals that it was going to be pouring rain during our hike, it didn't. We were very lucky, although it was foggy, we saw amazing views and even enjoyed rays of sunshine!
Whistler, you were absolutely amazing.
Come back next week to read about That Time I... Went to Vancouver!
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