Whistler Woohoo

A little unexpected surprise happened.

If you’ve been following me, you know that I took a work trip to Whistler last month, only to leave heartbroken feeling a little bitter sweet.  It was the first time I had been to Whistler and it was absolutely amazing.  I loved everything about it.  Unfortunately, because it was a work trip, I had little time to do any real exploring and I didn’t get to go up the mountain at all since the ski and snowboard season hadn’t opened up yet.

Having to leave at the end of the trip without getting to experience and explore the area, I told myself that I was determined to make it back in the near future to check out the restaurants, the shops, and especially the slopes.

I don’t know if I mentioned in my last post, but I’m into snowboarding.  No, I’m not that great at it, but I’ve tried both skiing and snowboarding.  I like snowboarding way more.  I’m not that good at it because I live a long drive away from any decent mountain to snowboard on, but I have gone a good handful of times.  So, I’m not great at it but I can handle green runs and the occasional blue reasonably well.

SO… back to the unexpected surprise.

I said I was determined to make it back to Whistler in the near future.  When I said that, I was thinking maybe in the next three or four years.  I certainly didn’t expect to be coming back the very next month.  Well…  that’s exactly what happened.  I had told my family about how excited I was to get back to Whistler.  A couple weeks later, my company gave me an early Christmas vacation, with the downside that we’ll need to get back to work immediately after Christmas.  I guess it’s more of a shift and a bit of vacation extension, but still quite a pleasant surprise.  I told my family about it and celebrated.  They came up with the idea that we should all just head back out to Whistler, now that the slopes have opened up for skiing and snowboarding.
I didn’t think that we could make it because we’re all pretty busy.  But my family did some juggling around and we were just able to make it work.
I’m happy to announce that I’m in Whistler this very moment as I’m typing this and we’re going to be here the entire week!

I’m so excited…

We haven’t gotten out to the slopes yet, and but everything looks wonderful here and it’s so great that my family could come here with me.
Thanks again to KJ Limousine for the fantastic ride here from YVR Airport.  As promised, I called them up again the next time I was in town.  We got the same friendly driver.  It was great to see him.  He even remembered my name and that I was going to come back.  He was surprised to see my back so soon too, haha.  He was happy to see me and was also excited about their new vancouver to whistler promo video.  I just watched it—loved it.

I got their return trip discount of $75.  (if you book both trips with them to and from Whistler, you get $75 off your entire fee).  Our driver even includes a free 20min stop and group photo at Squamish or Shannon Falls.  We chose Shannon Falls.  Gorgeous place and it was great to be able to stretch our legs a little bit halfway through the trip.  Did I say that I love this limo company?  Turns out I’m not the only one.  Just check out KJ Limo on Yelp.  Lots of other happy limo customers there.

Anyway, we’re getting some of the gear rentals booked today and just hanging out in the Village before we head to the slopes all day tomorrow.  We just finished lunch at our hotel’s restaurant area.  It was pure delicious.  Excited for some more good food and some good slopes tomorrow…

Sorry about the long winded post.  I think this blog is going to be more of a blend between a personal life blog and a design/creativity blog.

Next post will be back on topic, I promise. =)

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