It's hard to be back to reality after
spending the last week in
Hubby had a work trip to Whistler, British Columbia
and guess who got to tag along?
I have always wanted to see the Canadian Rockies...
so I got up early that first morning and caught
the sunrise out of the hotel window.
Yep...up at 5am on vacation!
(Okay...it was really 8am my time back in Michigan.)
My first adventure was aboard this Hummer
which the brochure described as a
"scenic trip into the mountains...be sure to
bring your camera."
Heck, I donned an entire photography arsenal
all in that black vest...
but spent the entire harrowing hummer ride
holding onto my pockets for fear my lenses would
They failed to mention this was
a bouncing, bumpy, boisterous,
The torture driver had us at every angle.
He did manage to park the vehicle
so we could get out, calm our
adrenaline soaked hearts
and snap...hmmm...I think I snapped
Much more sedate in the valley
where I strolled every morning.
I found this pretty bridge, but the
rushing water is what caught my
I even climbed down that treacherous
rocky edge to take photos right by the water.
I figured...when in the heck
will I EVER be near water
like this again??
The florescent blue-green color
Okay, enough water shots...
time to slosh out of there with my wet
sneakers and wobbly legs.
The next day, we soared up the mountain
in a gondola.
Oh, did I mention that Hubby had
sudden surgery to reattach his ruptured
biceps tendon just FIVE days before
We began the ride in summer, but as
we glided up the mountain,
the temp plummeted.
At the top, it was winter...with SNOW!
This little family was huddled together.
I didn't think anything could top the
gondola ride until we hopped aboard the
I get motion sick and long ago I swore
off taking ANY photos from a moving vehicle.
I broke that solemn promise...
Because the scenery was breathtaking!
I really felt like I was floating in heaven...
up close with the glaciers.
The gondolas looked like little ants far below.
Back on ground...
and queasy as heck...
I ambled about the
We walked around Whistler...
Home to the ski and bobsled events
for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
In the summer...Whistler is a popular
mountain bike destination.
I sat here for 20 minutes trying to get
a shot of a biker flying in the air!
Bikes were EVERYWHERE.
As the sun set on the village...
And, the lakes...
I had my camera...
Now I'm back in Michigan...
lost my driver's license...
hubby's luggage is still missing...
and the only mountain I see is
Heaven...it's been good to know you...