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Vancouver Recap Video March 19, 2010

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I finally got around to putting together a little video from our trip to Whistler! You’d never know I live in Hollywood by the quality of this video… don’t judge. Blame I-Movie and its limited capabilities! haha  



Back to Vancouver! March 7, 2010

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After the Olympics were over, we headed back to Vancouver for our last day. The drive back was stunning. 

We stopped in Stanley park and saw these cool totem poles!

We even saw the Olympic rings from the back!

We stopped at  the Granville Island Market for lunch! But we couldn’t resist this Nutella and Banana crepe for dessert!

Check out this Banana Plant!
This was an ad for the next Winter Olympics in Russia!

One of the Olympic Venues!

Then we took a quick detour to Lynn Canyon Park! They have waterfalls!

And suspension bridges!

It really was an amazing week in British Columbia!

One more thing, just because it was funny…. we got Chinese Food in the airport…. what the heck does this thing say?! HAHAHA

Click to enlarge!


Skiing, Day 2!

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We picked the right day to be back on the mountain! The Canada/USA Hockey game was on and EVERYONE was watching it…which meant we had the whole slope to ourselves! Literally, there was no one on the mountain but us. haha

Even this coffee shop shut down for the game!

The weather was perfect for skiing. Check out Whistler Village down below!

From one of the lifts, we could see the sliding center!

And then we stumbled upon the actual run the olympians used during some of the downhill and slalom events.

From up on the mountain, we knew Canada had won the hockey game because we could hear the village cheering from all the way up the top!!!! That’s how loud it was! We stopped skiing to listen to it, it was surreal.

Some of the runs took a couple of hours to do, and I knew I’d never make it down to the bottom in one piece after skiing all day. So I took the chairlift down! HAHA Irving raced me on skies and actually beat me!

Going down the lift!

HAHA…. I know, it’s cheating! But I have a race in a month and I didnt want to kill my legs!

The next day, we saw this sign posted on the slopes. HAHAHA (Click to enlarge)!


Medals Ceremony!

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We weren’t able to get reasonable tickets to any of the events, but we did score free tickets to the Final Whistler Medals Ceremony in Whistler village. We waited in line for a few hours, and it was totally worth it.

When we got in, they had free coffee and hot chocolate!

Before the ceremony started, we had some entertainment and Jake and Janie got on the jumbo screen!
And then we had some trivia: HAHA

Janie won a cowbell!!!

It’s a beauty huh?

Then the ceremony started! The set was gorgeous!

We were obviously rooting for America!

We were right next to the Athlete’s families. Those cutouts of that guy’s head was totally creepy. haha
A few of the winners:

Go Italy!

But the highlight of the night was seeing the American Bobsleigh Team take the gold! 

Then they raised the  American Flag  and played our anthem! It was amazing to be there to witness that! 

After the ceremony, there was a concert by Usher!

We stayed for a few songs, and then headed to the Whistler Cauldron!

Whoo Hooo Mounty Police!


Skiing Whistler!

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I haven’t skiied in a couple of years, but after years of lessons in Aspen, I thought I’d be ready to conquer Whistler… We rented some nice skies and headed up the lifts.

We just kept going up and up and up! We literally were above the clouds at the top! And it was snowy and hard to see!

Some fun highlights throughout the day:
-Skiing a Glacier!!! (It was fresh powder among cliffs of rock, truly beautiful). 
-Falling off the T-Bar at the Glacier. HAHAHA Irving was laughing at me!
-Crying at the top because I didn’t think I could make it down. HAHAHA I think my boots were initially too tight, and the powder was deep. And with the Whiteout conditions, it was really hard to see.  
But ultimately, it was an amazing day. I started sticking to solely green trails, because the blues really should have been blacks anywhere else. 

A quick rest stop at the top of the mountain:

A few years ago, they put in a “Peak to Peak” gondola connecting Blackcomb to Whistler mountain at the top. It was amazing. The whole thing is a mile long, and there are only 4 support poles holding it up!

How cool is this picture? (Click to enlarge, it’s worth it!) We in the clouds!

On the other side, we saw the famous Inukshuk Statue! (Did you see it on TV during the Olympics?!)

On the way back on the Peak to Peak, we got the “Glass Bottom Gondola!” But it was too foggy out to really see much, but  still pretty cool.

I wish I got a picture, but one of the trails we took was a “5k”! It was 3.1 miles long! And it was just a gentle decline, almost flat actually. But it took FOREVER! At least it was beautiful!

By the end, I was just exhausted. Since we were staying in a “Ski In/Ski Out” hotel, I waited on the mountain and Irving skied down and returned my skies for me. What a guy. HA! I sat in the snow and waited while he hiked back up. HAHA


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