We are now back from our weekend away at Whistler. It was mix of sun and rain (at times heavy) and very cold up there.
The cabin we stayed in was very lovely and comfortable. We had the furnace turned on and the fireplace going - it even had floor heating in the tiled areas!
We ate out a lot (even tried Fondue one night),
shopped (I got a new bathingsuit),
hiked (got lost in the pouring rain!) below is a photo of us after we took off our rain jackets,
soaked in the backyard hot tub,
and had a really nice home cooked Turkey dinner on the Sunday. Home cooked by my hubby that is!
But I have to say that the highlight of the trip was seeing the BEARS!! We thought there might be some bears around because we kept seeing little piles like this:
Another big clue was all the WARNING SIGNS!
But we did NOT expect to see any up close - But OH YES - we saw 3 bears on 3 separate occasions.
This first bear was eating berries in a tree at the corner of a busy street. Directly below him is a walkway and people were just walking by nonchalantly - that is until they noticed the bear!
The second bear we saw was right in the backyard! My daughter and I were sitting by the glass sliders when I saw the bear meandering by the backyard so I yelled BEAR! My daughter screamed in shock and wouldn't you know the bear turned around and looked at us!
The third bear was just strolling through the backyard again checking out what the last bear left. Yes there were lots of bear droppings - in the backyard!
The amazing thing is that there are paved walkways right beside where these bears were just strolling by. A lot of cars stopped to look at the bears but most of the hikers and especially those with dogs turned around and just avoided the bears.
And for those of who who have been reading my blog for a while I just want to say that I did NOT bring home any baby bears!
All in all it was a very relaxing weekend - No time for stamping but I've got a few classes coming up and I'll be stamping some samples up this week.