16 March 2012

{16march2012: Whistler - part 3}

So the main reason we went up to Whistler, so Jason could ride the bobsled at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

We got to the sliding center a bit early so we decided to walk around the area.

Darwin got to check out the skiers and snowboarders.

And walk down this wooden stair case.
Jason had to sit through a short introduction class so while he was inside I made Darwin a gold medal winner (minus the medal):
I put Darwin in the car while I went inside to see when it would be Jason's turn to ride. The professionals take 3 people down per bobsled (a 4 person bobsled) and Jason was with a couple in the 3rd bobsled. I hurried outside to the ring so I could snap a few pictures as they went around.
Luckily I was able to snap a few shots of they in the frame as they zipped by. (Jason's in the brown jacket in the back of the sled.)
As I was leaving the ring I noticed a sign that pets could be in there as long as they were on leash. So of course I had to bring Darwin in to see a bobsled! 
I had her stand near the railing for a few pictures and soon she could hear something coming... 
{what is that noise?}
{it sounds like it's getting louder}
{holy s$%* what the $@# was that?!}
I'm mean, I know. But it was funny. 
I walked her around in the ring a bit so she could calm down a bit before walking out to find Jason.
As we waited I got her to sit by a bobsled outside the visitors center.

It was almost 2pm by that point and Jason had a 1am flight to Singapore. So we quickly loaded back in the car and hoped for good traffic as we headed home. A quick weekend trip, but definitely worth it.


  1. Hi B and Darwin, oh cool. That looked like fun. So what did Jason think? Was it costly?

  2. Darwin that monster is so scary!!
    Benny & Lily

  3. HA! HA@ HA! HA! Oh my God - I know I shouldn't laugh but that is just so funny!!! :-) That is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm always doing to Honey!! :-)


  4. Gosh..we bet it sounded like a very loud scarey monster!

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. Darwin we think you are an absolute star. We know you look like you got a fright when the sled went by but we think you were amazing. We love the fact that you get to go to so many places with your mum and dad. It seems like you live in a very dog friendly place.

    Your seventh photo down is gorgeous. Rory will be after you when he's a big boy! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  6. These photos are wonderful. Your blue/gray hairs show up so beautifully in the snow. How cool that you could visit the Olympic site.
    BRD & Hootie

  7. That looks so COOL! Too bad Darwin didn't get to ride in the bobsled!
    We love her gold medal pose!
    Play bows,