Whistler weekend - World cup Bobsled, tobogganing and goldpanning posted on 02/05/2012
I decided I needed a long weekend so I took a Friday off of work and decided to start the holiday with a ski lesson for Harper. We met a friend from preschool up on Cypress Mountain at 10:20am for the 11am lesson time. Turns out it was a pro-D day at all Vancouver schools and it was jam-packed. The lessons were booked up until 1pm so we decided to toboggan instead. Due to a small breakfast (I think!) Harper was miserable at the toboggan hill after just 2 runs and she sat at the top eating her peanut butter sandwich while little Kendall and her mom Christine slid down the hill. At 1pm we headed to Matt's work to pick him up. Turns out the muffler was coming loose so we had to stop at a mechanic shop and have it attended to. This made us late for our 5pm arrival time at Dee's place in Whistler. Turns out she had an allergic reaction that night to some mint tea and couldn't have met up with us anyway. This weekend was not working out the way we planned!
Saturday morning we planned a leisurely start and Aunties Lee and Lois, and Uncle Keith, headed to Whistler Olympic Park (WOP) for some skiing. We planned to toboggan and meet them afterward for lunch on the lodge deck. It was a fabulously sunny morning and all was good. Except that when we got to the WOP we realized we had forgotten Harper's snow suit! Matt headed back to get it and Harper and I hung out in the sun watching the skiers, snowmobiles and snowshoers. When Matt arrived we had lunch on the gloriously sunny deck and THEN did some tobogganing. What a view! The toboggan run is right below the Olympic ski jump and faces the mountains! With a perfectly blue sky day it was stellar.
Saturday night Matt and I watched the 4-man bobsleigh World Cup while Auntie Lee baby-sat. They made chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert which we all shared when we got home for dinner. Yum!
Sunday we headed home stopping at the Britannia Mine for a tour. It was actually quite fascinating and Harper seemed to enjoy herself, especially the goldpanning. Luckily we had a change of clothes in the car as she got very wet!