Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Mid-week, we hopped on a 777 and enjoyed every minute of our commute to our second destination. If you don't know, Jeff loves commercial aviation. Our apartment back in Arizona was close to the PHX airport so Jeff enjoyed sitting on our balcony and watching the planes land & take off. He even knew the schedules of the planes. Anyway, the 777 is one of the largest planes (and best if you ask Jeff) out there and we both have never been on it, so it was a real treat.
Once we landed, we rented a car and headed to Whistler. Props to Jeff for navigating us there without a phone or GPS. 
We stayed at the Crystal Lodge which was a perfect location. It was smack dab in the middle of the village.
I just loved strolling the village day and night.
Look at me taking pictures on my phone. Whistler is insanely magical! 
 We were craving pizza for dinner, so we ate on the patio of Black's Pub and we watched all the Mountain Bikers.
Whistler was chilly-bo-nilly at night, but that didn't stop our ice cream craving. We had by far the best ice cream I have had in a LONG time.
 Banana Walnut Fudge. MmmmmM!
The next morning we went to the Scandinave Spa. It was just perfect for the honeymoon! It was the most relaxing & tranquil experience. We spent over three hours there! We went to the steam room, sauna, and hot tubs outside, alternating with cold plunges and relaxing in hammocks. It's just a beautiful view!

After the spa we came back to the hotel and changed and then went straight to Peak 2 Peak. We even had to skip lunch because we wanted to make sure we had enough time for our afternoon adventure. We took the gondola up Whistler Mountain and took the other gondola that goes from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain. 
 Just a tad bit windy on the top. Ha!
After a wonderful time on the mountain, we were HUNGRY. We had dinner on the patio at La Brasserie. We even tried Poutine. This is one of those dishes that neither sounds nor looks good, but if you are in Canada, it is a must-do. It's essentially french fries covered in gravy and cheese curds, and typically includes some sort of meat like bacon. Even though it's a heart attack in a dish, it's none the less a warm, comforting, and filling way to end your day.
After dinner we just walked through the village and enjoyed the scenery. Of course we ended the stroll with ice cream on our last night in Whistler.  
 I loved Whistler- it was absolutely beautiful!!! How many times can I say how much I just loved Whistler.


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