Saturday, August 28, 2010

SPECTACULAR VISTAS..

We woke this morning to a blue sky and a few clouds..a perfect day to do a repeat of yesterday…we are hoping for spectacular views….

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gondola time again…the cost of this special form of entertainment…$89 for two of us for two days..we have access to the Whistler Gondola…the Peak Express..the Peak to Peak and the Blackcomb open air chair…

IMG_3035We had some company on the way up…a couple from Kingston, Ontario..they have been travelling on their motorcycles all the way to Alaska…a stop in Whistler and then they were heading to Vancouver Island..and then down the Oregon Coast..a trip of a life time…panoanother trip up to the summit of Whistler Mountain..

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The views were spectacular…we were so happy that we made this trip again …

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pano IMG_3086  all these mountain ranges were being camera shy yesterday….thanks for showing your faces today!!

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we had our picnic lunch on the patio on Whistler Mountain..like I said..a repeat of yesterday…we then headed for our first of three rides of the Peak to Peak today..

2010_08_281pano-1We headed towards the Alpine Walk..… a 1.6 kilometre loop full of alpine blooms..and gorgeous picture taking opportunities..

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2010_08_283IMG_3224  Trip number two today on the ‘PEAK TO PEAK’…Doug wanted to see it going the back towards Whistler Mountain…IMG_3225IMG_3227IMG_3228 our bear sighting…..not a clear picture..but a bear still the same…  

IMG_3229IMG_3230we hopped off …and then went right back in line to go again..trip number three today…grand total of four trips on the ‘peak to peak’ this weekend…we are taking the ‘Blackcomb chair’ down to the village…

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We love this ride down the mountain..the peace and quiet…the mountain air…perfect way to end our six hours on the mountains…

IMG_3232pano-4IMG_3253our feet back on the ground…our ‘butts’ are sitting having a drink at “Merlin’s”..well deserved…

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our celebratory anniversary dinner was at ‘The Keg’…delicious prime rib dinner as usual….

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2010_08_286IMG_3275as this post is coming to an end..if you made it all the way to this last paragraph you deserve a ‘medal’…we took over 240 pictures today..thanks for riding along with us…

we are heading home tomorrow…Doug has to return to work on Monday…we need to pick up ‘Tucker’ from daycare…and we are both hoping that "’Oliver’ has not locked himself in somewhere….back to reality…we have had a lovely weekend… and we are sad it is coming to an end…stay tuned for the ride home….there will be a few more photos…

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos my friend!! I must say you are well disciplined with only 240 photos...I come home after a day of birding with over 800 photos to sort through!!
    You are a whole lot braver then I am too...no way in hell are my feet leaving the ground to go up a mountain!!! ;-)

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