Saturday, 4 April 2009

one year later

It is so hard to believe that a year ago Sue and Steve joined us on High Five in the BVI. They returned the hospitality last weekend and generously shared Steve's condo at whistler with us.
It was a great weekend made even better by Sue's daughter Hilary and her friend Dylan. Saturday we skied in fresh snow as it snowed all day. We may not have sea legs anymore but our ski legs felt very rusty!! We mostly skied cruiser runs on Blackcomb Mountain and saw each other getting more comfortable and improving through the day. We took a ride on the Peak to Peak gondola over to Whistler Mountain after lunch. This is the longest unsupported cable gondola in the world. In the middle of the ride Gary says " I would hate to have to do an air evacuation off of this." Seconds after the words were out of his mouth the gondola stopped!!! We were 1400 feet above the valley below, with the gondola car slowly bouncing with the cable. We couldn't believe Gary said that out loud. After what seemed like an hour but in reality was only five minutes the gondola commenced moving again and we all breathed a sigh of relief as the gondola moved to where it was only 50 feet off the ground.
We spent the rest of the day skiing Whistler Mountain until our legs were jelly. 
We were a quiet crew on Saturday night, but the kids did muster enough energy to walk into Whistler Village for some famous Cows ice cream. 
It snowed all night  and we awoke Sunday morning to glorious sunshine and not a cloud in the sky..a skiers dream day. We lathered our faces with sunscreen and hit the slopes! It was an amazing day. We were all more comfortable on our skiis and were able to take on some more challenging terrain. At the end of the day we rewarded ourselves with some cold beverages on the patio at the top of whistler. Beer was excellent, the scenery breath taking and the company fantastic. 
We returned to the condo to pack up, have some dinner and hit the highway back to Vancouver. On the ride home our faces all had big smiles remembering what a great time we had.
Thank you Sue and Steve for great weekend!

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