Sunday, September 21, 2008
Misto and Mountains
Whistler is even more beautiful than I expected. It's location is perfect...mountains, wilderness and development...the perfect balance. The tourist area is all pedestrian friendly, cobbled streets with no motor traffic, shops and restaurants, not too many people at this time of the year. I love it.
Our rooms are right in the heart of it all. We look out over the mountains, facing west. Our entrance is on the Village Stroll, a ped only street with great little shops.
Our unit is huge, three levels for the two of us. We arrived and looked around with a bit of dismay...so much room! We could have brought everyone...Josh, Levi, Nialle, Ness, Liam and Ada, and we could have split up and each had our own level and lots of privacy. Next time. This time the name of the game is R-E-L-A-X. We have two balconies, and the lower level balcony has a private outdoor room with a 6 person hot tub. The master suite has a 6 person shower...well, two shower heads, but it's HUGE, and is also a sauna, with seating and everything. That's where I've been hanging out for rehab. Aaaaah. Heat!
It's very cool and misty here, it rained all day yesterday. We dug out an umbrealla and saw the town. And the Starbucks. We've found four so far. We also went to a time share presentation at a beautiful resort. Why? They gave us a choice of $150.00 cash or $50.00 cash and an official Olymic jacket. The presentation was an hour and a half and it WAS pouring out, so we did it. The timeshare is RCI, one we are members of already, and we told them up-front we are owners, and they still thought we "might be interested". We are..in booking at that resort next time! Heated sidewalks in the pool and water slide area which is outdoor and open year round.
How cool is that?
So ya, I got a great jacket. It will come in handy this week. People here are expecting snow.
I am curled up by the fireplace doing journaling and reading, Daniel is in the jacuzi, I have a potof Earl Grey by my side and hot milk and vanilla on the side.
My favorite hot drink from Starbucks is the Misto...or London Fog. It is Earl Grey-double strong, steamed milk and a shot of vanilla. Perfect for this weather.
We are enjoying ourselves heartily. The boys are doing wonderfully at home keeping Pat company and getting their studies done. We are not stressing about the weather, and what we can or can't "DO". We are just being together, reading, planning, recharging.
And looking out the window at the invisible mountains. They are out there somewhere. Just like our future. Big and mysterious and exciting. And once in a while we get a peek.