Remember when I entered that blogging contest for Live at Squamish? In case you didn’t hear, I ended up winning the contest! For winning, I got a free night’s stay at the Fairmont Hotel downtown and a free dinner at Altitudes on top of Grouse Mountain. I decided to save the hotel night for a rainy day, but I treated mom, Mike and Richard to the dinner, I made them work for it!
I made them hike Grouse first! 3km straight up! Mom was excited, just look at her
stretching crazy dance moves.
Mike and I were the cheerleaders. “Good job Richard, good job mom, almost at half way!”
Lots of steep switchbacks.
Good job mom! We were using the rope to pull us up, and then realized it smells like old stinky hockey gloves.
We made it to the top! rehydrated with some Whistler Water.
We made it into altitudes restaurant and this was our view.
No big deal, just the most beautiful view EVER.
Whatcha gonna get momma. This was mom’s 3rd time hiking Grouse! She is a champ.
We started discussing wedding stuff, so I asked our kind waiter for a pen and paper to jot down some to-do’s…
After dinner we explored the top of the mountain. Mom and Mike and some deer.
When you have a dog, every animal looks like your dog. I can see Painter in these doe’s.
I can see Painter in these bears… These bears were rescued when they were cubs. They were both orphans.
The we went on the free, but looooong chair lift up to the very top. Mom was a bit scared of heights, she put on a bit of a show, and it was very entertaining.
We had a really great day, one I will always cherish and remember.
Thanks again to Whistler Water for the dinner! It was wonderful.
Happy FRIDAY! Have a fantastic weekend will ya?!