We are fortunate to have very generous family friends who are letting us stay at their place there. Without them this wonderful getaway probably would not be possible. I think hotel prices have skyrocketed in time for the upcoming Olympics. If you see this friends, thank you very, very much for sharing your home with our family. It means a lot to us, and we appreciate it tremendously! Being there brings us immense joy.
There are so many things I love about Whistler. First of all it is an amazing winter wonderland, not to mention for you skiers, it is a skier’s paradise. I don’t personally downhill ski, however my husband does and we have some family and friends that are fantastic skiers. I am aching to someday give cross country skiing a try at Whistler. I think I would love it. I didn’t grow up skiing so I think cross country would be a nice fit for me. I think I’ll put that on the Life List, an idea I got from a friend of mine’s blog I love Swoonette.
The scenery at Whistler is breathtaking. Being in the middle of beautiful mountains with piles and piles of snow is heaven for me. I love the snow! There is something so magical and beautiful about it that makes my heart flutter.
In addition, Whistler village is adorable and a lot of fun to walk around. There are great stores, expensive, but great to visit. As well there are some fabulous restaurants and hotels. One of the most amazing restaurants I have ever been to is Araxi. It was a wonderful and memorable date night for my husband and me. This was pre-children so it was quite a while back now. At some point we like to do it again. Araxi isn’t the only great restaurant though, there are many more to visit as well.
We feel so blessed that such a wonderful place really isn’t too long of a drive away. Especially because car rides that are too long with little kids can be stressful. It is just that perfect amount of time, under 2 hours, for a breathtaking drive along the ocean then through the mountains. The kids are strapped in, and even if they are loud you can sit back and enjoy the view. At least for me because my husband navigates the snowy, windy roads, and fortunately he is good at it J.
One of our favorite quiet time activities to do with the kids while we are at Whistler is to go for a drive and look at some of the beautiful log mansions. I’ll save most pictures of Whistler to share when we go on our trip.
In my opinion you can’t beat a quiet evening at Whistler when the kids are in bed, sitting by the fire, drinking a glass of wine looking out at the snow pile up on the tall evergreens. And even better, sitting in the hot tub doing that!
I could go on forever about how much I love Whistler. I’ll save some of that for future posts. I highly recommend a visit for all those who have never been. In the very least I hope this post gets you excited for the Olympics that are just around the corner. We can’t wait for the world to see more of this beautiful place we call home.
One of the wonderful things about writing this blog is that it gets me even more excited about life’s adventures and moments, which brings a lot of joy. The time spent concentrating on what makes one happy is good for the soul.
To visit one of the many Whistler tourism sites go to www.whistler.com
Even if you don’t plan on a visit to Whistler I think you will enjoy looking at some of the gorgeous pictures.
For places to stay at Whistler, Greater Vancouver, as well as numerous others places around the world try visiting one of my favorite sites www.idealvacationrentals.com/whistler.htm
Have you, or would you like to visit Whistler? If so, what do you find most appealing about Whistler?