Whistler

My home away from home. We've been coming here since I was a baby. We have memories of sitting in the gondola that was inside Mcdonald's and eating our overpriced Canadian burger and fries. We have our favorite parks - "The treehouse park" and "The helicopter park," and we always made a trip to the indoor water park and after, we walked across the hall to the ice skating rink. After 10 years, we are finally back together in Whistler- but this time, we brought our spouses to share it with. I can't wait to share this place with my kids one day. 

We hit up some new restaurants this time (Creekside! The sister to our fav pizza joint in Maui, Flatbread). We spent a lot of time laying out in the middle of Lost Lake, and rode the gondola back and forth on Peak to Peak. Just being with these people was the best. I'm still crossing my fingers that we all live in the same state for a minute in our lives. We watched the Olympic Opening Ceremonies from our condo, and explored the Olympic event locations from a few years ago. It was fun being in a place full of travelers from around the world, as the world came together in Brazil. 

Ryan and I did the Wedgemount Lake hike in the Garibaldi Provincial Park a couple days before the rest of the crew arrived. After the first 1/8th of a mile, I was about to turn back because it was so hard. But, we perservered and made it (probably a couple hours later than most people take). It was so worth it! Most gorgeous view of a glacier blue lake, waterfalls, glaciers in the distance, and unreal mountains. The most incredible hike I've ever done, hands down. I can't say I'll ever do it again though, unless I get into marathon shape.