09 March 2012

{9march2012: Whistler - part 1}

After we found out the big news, Jason and I were talking about all the things we would miss and began thinking of weekend trips before we move. As we were talking Jason found out that the Olympic bobsled track in Whistler (used for the Vancouver Olympics) was open to the public and he really wanted to do that. Then right before we went to Belize, we were asked if we'd be willing to work in the Singapore office for a couple months as they are really busy and our office was pretty slow. We both wouldn't be able to go so Jason agreed to go. They wanted him to go the Monday (1am) after we got back from Belize, meaning he wouldn't be back til late April. That forced us to plan a quick weekend trip up to Whistler that same weekend we got back from Belize (we got back Thursday at 1am, and drove up to Whistler at 4pm Friday). Can I just say, EXHAUSTING. It didn't help that the weather as we drove up was awful, heavy rain and there was a lot of traffic leaving Seattle. Plus the road to Whistler from Vancouver is a windy and dark. I told Jason I felt like I was driving a street car racing course and I was losing (everyone was passing me). We finally made it up there at around 11pm Friday night (EXHAUSTING).
Jason had found a dog friendly resort that was very close to the village. It was a great location. After we unloaded the car we brought Darwin in and could finally relax. As we were checking things out I turned on the ceiling fan. It freaked Darwin out.

We think it was the shadows on the ceiling because we turned it on again in the morning and she could care less about it.
Saturday morning Jason had planned to go snowboarding, but he realized he'd rather spend the day with Darwin and I since he was leaving for so long. So we hung out a bit at the cabin, and Darwin checked out what was happening outside. (She wasn't a fan of the guy shoveling the sidewalks.)

I had noticed that there was a spa just up the road from the resort so we decided to get a massage. (If you're ever near a Scandinave Spa I'd highly recommend the splurge for a massage and a chance to relax in their thermal baths. So nice.) Of course being that we had JUST gotten back from Belize and were only half conscious when packing we neglected to bring swimming stuff. No worries though, we couldn't book a massage appointment til 745pm so that gave us time to head to Whistler Village to do a little shopping (a girl can never have too many bathing suits right?).

Of course we had to have refreshments...

(Seriously, why is poutine a Canadian thing? Fries, gravy, cheese. So good. Restaurants in the US need to get on that!)
After our quick shopping and eating break we picked up Darwin from the cabin and went on a little walk around the resort.

Of course the best way to get Darwin to run is to split up and call her back and forth.

to be continued...


  1. Sounds like a fun time....this must be SO exciting for you!

  2. That looks like such a beautiful place! And SNOWWWW!
    Play bows,

  3. Seriously, recently coming to your blog is just like ENVY-DROOL-ENVY-DROOL.....

    it's one fantastic trip after another!!! :-)

    That looks like an awesome getaway, even if it was planned in a rush. The log cabin is just GORGEOUS - and Darwin looks beautiful against that pine. I love your 'couply shot' too - so sweet! :-) And of course, you know I LOVE the food shots! (you make me feel better for not being the only nutcase taking pictures of food all the time...)

    Looking forward to part 2!

  4. Your getaway sounded purrfect. Good luck Mr. Jason
    Benny & Lily

  5. Howdy Darwin, gee you are lucky. Your mum and dad find so many places you can go as well. The cabin looks wonderful and we loved you running across the snow. Bet you moved fast! Love all the photos, especially your mum and dad (they look so happy!) and the beer looks good too hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  6. Hahaha, I was going to say the same thing as Honey. We are JEALOUS! :) Looks like a very fun trip! And how sweet of Jason to choose you two over snowboarding! ;) Hehehe.
    What a sweet family!
    <3, Luna

  7. Hi, too bad there wasn't time for you to stop in Vancouver. We could have gone for walkies in the rain :( The poutine thing is out of Quebec but folks seem to like it for the "health factor". I don't like ceiling fans either. The drive up to Whistler is winding and can be fast. Just stay in the right lane as much as possible. Take Gravol if your tummy feels funny.

  8. Do you have any trouble crossing back and forth across the border with Darwin? We have always wondered how difficult it would be.

    I like the cabin pictures it looks really nice and all that snow would be awesome for doing zoomies. Can't wait for the rest of the story.


  9. We are so glad you all had a nice fun weekend.
    Lovely to see lots of photos of Darwin. Fabulous photo of you two!
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  10. Thank you so much for the positive thoughts while I was ill this past weekend! I appreciated it!