For the first time ever the live in man friend left the trio for longer than a night! It was also our first real vacation ever! Our first plane ride together too! In almost 15 years since we’ve been together, that is pretty sad! We spent 5 nights/6 days in Whistler BC.
We headed to beautiful Whistler BC to hang with some grown up family. We had a specific reason for going but unfortunately one of our party had a fall and ended up in cast so our plans changed. Regardless we had an amazing time and enjoyed the relaxation and quiet time of just taking care of ourselves.
The first day was pretty much a write off since it involved all the travel. First a trip to the airport and then a 5 hour flight. Once in Vancouver my sister picked us up in the rental car to drive us to Whistler, she and her boyfriend had arrived several days before. We enjoyed some good laughs and a very long traffic jam in downtown Vancouver. Once we were on the highway heading towards Whistler the scenery was just amazing.
We had a pit stop at the Walmart in Squamish to pick up some supplies since our condo had a kitchen in it. From there it was a short drive to Whistler village and our hotel The Westin.
Once we settled a little it was off to find the rest of the family, Kimmie who was our broken party member, Sue, and Ally. We enjoyed dinner and drinks. I enjoyed enough before heading back to our room for bed, I was exhausted and lucky enough to come down sick! The live in man friend went out with everyone else and had some fun before dropping into bed at 1am. I have no idea how he did it with the time change!
|What happens when you run out of plates? You use a frying pan!|
I felt like crap but we went out and wandered the village for the day. We enjoyed walking around and checking out all the little shops. Plus it was beautiful. After stocking up on some drugs we heading back to the condo for a nap. Afterwards we met up with the family on the patio of a local restaurant for drinks and some food. It was so crazy to watch people skiing down the slopes with only tee shirts on! Afterwards I went to the pool with Nicole for a swim, sauna, and hot tub. Super awesome! Later on we met up with everyone again and more drinking commenced. Needless to say that was an evening occurrence. We hung out and played games and talked. It was nice.
I felt the worst this day and didn’t do a lot of anything. We walked the village a little but not even half way, I was feverish and just needed to go to bed. We did stop and have crepes at a place but we weren’t too impressed with them. We checked out some shops and spent time looking for swim shorts for the live in man friend so he could join us in the pool. We did finally find some, wow, those were an expensive pair of Quicksilver shorts!
After an afternoon nap we headed down to the pool again and enjoyed some time down there. I felt not too badly after being down there, which was nice. We headed back to Kim’s place for food and drinks.
After sleeping in, I headed over to the Eco Chic Spa were I was pampered for 3 hours. That was pretty awesome! I started with a salt scrub, which I highly recommend and will do again because my skin never felt so soft! I had a 30-minute massage, facial, pedicure and manicure. The only thing I really didn’t enjoy was the manicure and she didn’t do a very good job on my nails. Otherwise everything was great.
I hit up the pool area with Nicole after a nap. The live in man friend and I spent the evening just hanging around the room. At one point I headed out to get some food, Zog’s, the best hot dogs ever!
A pretty low-key morning but eventually we got moving and did the village walk again. We stopped in to see if it was a good time to head up the gondola and do the peak-to-peak tour but it was pretty cloudy and they suggested we come back later. We stopped a cute little restaurant where the live in man friend finally had a good crepe meal. We thought of going back for their fondue dinner but we ended up at another place with Nicole and her boyfriend.
Around 2pm we headed back to the gondola and bought passes to go up. The clouds had cleared and there were some amazing views. We took the gondola up Blackcomb and then did the peak-to-peak gondola across to Whister and back again. It was really neat on the way back because we were able to get into the glass floor car. The views were amazing and the weather was just perfect.
We headed out for a dinner and enjoyed a good meal with some more drinks. Unfortunately it started raining, which kind of sucked, but we found ourselves at an Irish pub for more drinks and laughs. They had a live band, which was cool. Eventually we headed back to the hotel to pack, even in my drunken stupor.
We headed out on a drizzly car ride back to Vancouver for our flight. We arrived home around 10pm and the trio was awake waiting for us, they were pretty excited to see us and us them. They enjoyed checking out their souvenirs and then it was off to bed. I wish I could say I bounced right back into life but the jetlag killed me for a couple of days and then I ended up sick again on top of that.
|Our tired travel mates!|
Regardless we had an amazing time. I’ve told the live in man friend we need to add vacations for ourselves into our other annual trips, like the summer cottage rental and an annual trip to Florida. It was really nice to get away and see that we can actually have a conversation and spend time together for an extended period of time without being totally bored. It is nice to know we won’t have to separate once the kids leave home. LOL
I'd like to sum up our trip with this. ;)