Saturday, October 13, 2012

Girlfriend Time

I had a get away weekend with my gal pal who I've known since 1970. We both turned 50 this year and wanted a little R & R so we chose to go to Whistler, BC The drive up was a little over 2 hours. We hit the Irish pub for lunch while we watched the rain absolutely soak the village and waited for our room to be ready.
It was impressive to see the legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

The tail end of summer planters.



Hop scotch and a Red & White checkerboard game on the concrete.

A few pictures from our walk around the village.


A place to stop and relax.

 On Saturday we took the lift up to the top of the mountain....

.the view when you step out of the building.

This guy greets you as you enter the lodge on the top of the mountain.  Pretty fun to walk around and see all the countries listed on his pants.

One of my favorite shots of the day.  This is what it felt like up there.

We couldn't miss the #1 photo op at the top of the mountain.

.................and then we took another lift that took us from peak to peak.  Pretty amazing view.





It's pretty hard to show the span, but let's just say, it's not for someone who has a fear of heights :-)
Here is a shot of the fall colors on the way back down the mountain.
We relaxed, ate a little too much, walked all around the village and just relaxed and enjoyed the weekend.  After being there for a few hours, I decided we needed to do this a little more often.   It's far enough away to be away, and yet so close that the travel time doesn't eat into your time away.

Whats your favorite get away?

Sharon




8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh, this looks so refreshing! What fun--glad you had a good time!

Nancy said...

Looks like such a lovely place to visit and relax for you and your friend.
I love the mountains this time of the year with all the beautiful changing leaves.

Nancy said...

Looks like such a lovely place to visit and relax for you and your friend.
I love the mountains this time of the year with all the beautiful changing leaves.

Mimi said...

Glad you had such a lovely time. My favorite getaway is just to be away from work with friends or family where there is nothing pressing to do but to relax.

taylorsoutback said...

Always nice to spend time with good friends & catch up - you sure chose a fantastic spot too! I love BC - beauty everywhere!
I am looking forward to this coming weekend & time with another quilting friend too & it won't be long until our annual Fall Retreat in the Northwoods - good times!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your friendship and birthdays!
Happy Belated 50th to you!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! That is amazing and so beautiful! How fun to have a girlfriends getaway.

Linda O said...

Oooh, what a wonderful weekend!! Gosh, we've never been up to Whistler, but it looks fabulous!