Whistler Day 9 – Hard To Leave

by jc

We don’t want to leave but it is now time.  We had a wonderful week in Whistler with the perfect mix of snow and sun – a real treat for April!  The storm from the day before kept up into the night and left a beautiful blanket of snow over the mountains and the village.

But I don't wanna leave!

But I don’t wanna leave!

We woke up early to pack and get the condo cleaned up so that we wouldn’t have to rush down to Vancouver for our afternoon flight.  We headed back to Gone Bakery for breakfast because it was just so darn good the other day.  Both Pete and I had the breakfast kaiser with egg + lettuce + tomato + cheese.  We lingered in their cozy seats for a while after eating, sipping our coffees and reflecting on some of our favourite moments of the trip.

We started the drive down the Sea to Sky highway before noon so that we could take our time and stop at some of the lookouts in the bright sunny weather.  It’s really amazing how quickly the climate changes as you head down towards Vancouver.  When we left the Whistler Valley it was a beautiful day but a bit chilly with fresh snow on the ground.  By the time we reached Squamish it was full-on spring with all of the trees in bloom and green grass all over.

Bit of snow on the moss.

Bit of snow on the moss.

Waterfall beside Hwy 99.

Waterfall beside Hwy 99.

Snow-topped mountain.

Snow-topped mountain.

Looking down towards Squamish.

Looking down towards Squamish.

Mossy tree.

Mossy tree.

Shannon Falls.

Shannon Falls.

Creek below Shannon Falls.

Creek below Shannon Falls.

Rain forest?

Rain forest?

The awesome scenery on the drive capped off an incredible trip!  I said to Pete on our way to the airport: “Okay, now I’ve had my fix of the mountains, let’s go straight to the beach!”.  When you haven’t taken a real vacation in almost 3 years, I don’t think you can satisfy your need for adventure and a change of scenery in just one shot.  Here’s to hoping this summer holds many more trips!

 

Advertisements