On the go in Vancouver

Good day readership! It’s been a while since I posted. I always said that the blog would take a back seat when I got to Vancouver as it get’s day-to-day again. But that being said, I’m not divoid of stories either.

So, I have a house to stay in now, moved in a few weeks ago and I’m glad to see the back of hostelling for a bit (no offence to the Samesun, it’s good at being temporary accommodation and I miss it in some ways… e.g. a bar downstairs).

Thing is, I’m still broke, so:

This inflatable mattress is my bed, the sleeping bag has since been replaced with a proper blanket that my housemate lent me and I bought some pillows from IKEA

This inflatable mattress is my bed, the sleeping bag has since been replaced with a proper blanket that my housemate lent me and I bought some pillows from IKEA

The house is a 4 plex (4 flats in one building), we have the lower one facing the left

The house is a 4 plex (4 flats in one building), we have the lower one facing the left

Nice area, isn't it?

Nice area, isn't it?

So I’m moved in but had no job… no amount of doing the Grouse Grind would help that.

However, my tireless (uh… tiring and arduous) searching of Craigslist paid off. The day after I moved in I got a call setting up a phone interview for a company in North Vancouver. So I do the interview and it goes well… I get a call to come in and have a chat. Suit on and away I go. Bus, Seabus, Bus again.

That goes well and I get called back for a 2nd interview! I can’t go immediately as I was already due a trip to Whistler!

I'm back! I'M BACK!!

I'm back! I'M BACK!!

In Southside Diner for breakfast the next day, we see this

In Southside Diner for breakfast the next day, we see this

Most seasonaires recognise this!

Most seasonaires recognise this!

Bike Park in full swing!

Bike Park in full swing!

Whistler!

Whistler!

Me, Steve and Shane spent most of the time partying it up. Went back up to the old Finance building that I used to work at to catch up with those who remain (not many… strange thing was that we didn’t see Flora but we did see her dog, Buddy).

The view from the old office

The view from the old office

But lets not forget the main event, the meat!!!!

Bring forth your meaty goodness!

Bring forth your meaty goodness!

What a great caravan!

What a great caravan!

The Bottom of Peak to Creek... I remember this run well and could litterally visualize skiing it now

The Bottom of Peak to Creek... I remember this run well and could litterally visualize skiing it now

Took this from in the pool we had use of the whole weekend! Look at that sky!

Took this from in the pool we had use of the whole weekend! Look at that sky!

Shane drinking his favorite size beer

Shane drinking his favorite size beer

Another shot to give you an idea of the atmosphere

Another shot to give you an idea of the atmosphere

And yet another!

And yet another!

The next day I popped to the village for a while to do a bit of shopping and just see the place again… can’t neglect Blackcomb afterall!

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VANOC should thank me for that shot!

Another classic Bike Park shot

Another classic Bike Park shot

Later that evening, we were out to Bills… cougars everywhere! But before we went in, I snapped this.

Wow!

Wow!

However, Steve was quite annoyed when I necked a $16 Grey Goose vodka that the girl he had met bought herself. Sorry Steve!

The next day…

Bring on the samples!!!! Had to queue a lot

Bring on the samples!!!! Had to queue a lot

Tasty!!

Tasty!!

Even more tasty!

Even more tasty!

But after breakfast, I had to go to the Whistler Farmer’s Market. This was a fantastic event back in 2006… and hasn’t changed! I bee-lined for Sargent Poppers Kettle Corn. This is by far the best popcorn on the planet.

Tasty as!

Tasty as!

I had the urge to go hiking for a bit… there was one place that just had to be done!

Lost Lake!! Bring it!

Lost Lake!! Bring it!

On the way I stopped by the Lost Lake XCountry Ski Hut

On the way I stopped by the Lost Lake XCountry Ski Hut

Another great one with great colour!

Another great one with great colour!

A panorama of Lost Lake (from the South)

A panorama of Lost Lake (from the South)

Whistler and the main "“beach”"

Whistler and the main "“beach”"

This should give you an idea of what it's like. Its like any other beach on the planet, but no sand.

This should give you an idea of what it's like. Its like any other beach on the planet, but no sand.

I even decided to hike back to Whistler Creekside… stopping by Alta Lake’s shore for a while

The Whistler Golf Course

The Whistler Golf Course

Alta Lake!

Alta Lake!

Whistler again!

Whistler again!

Another lake, but I can't find the name

Another lake, but I can't find the name

Back at Dusty's I hiked up to get a good look at the BBQ Champs!

Back at Dusty's I hiked up to get a good look at the BBQ Champs!

We had use of a pool for the weekend, chilled out in there for a bit. It’s fantastic! Later, me Ken, Gav, Steve and Shane headed to Tommy’s for a while… Jagers were on special… ouch!

The next day I took this advert for BC

The next day I took this advert for BC

I hiked up the bike park for a bit. That's how they get the bikes up in case your wondering

I hiked up the bike park for a bit. That's how they get the bikes up in case your wondering

The Village

The Village

I only had a few hours left up here now. Was going back that evening. Only one place to go.

I went back to Lost Lake again!

I went back to Lost Lake again!

Then it was Greyhound back.

Was a great laugh of a weekend, big thanks to Steve for putting me up and to all of the new Finance Crew + Friends to making me feel welcome.

There is more to tell folks!

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