I did it! I made it across the country, through three time zones and Customs, and reached the foreign country of Canada. Overall, it was an exciting adventure, and since this is a Feel Good Friday post, I’m going to stick with the fun stuff and leave the introspective observations for another post.
I forgot how much I loved to travel. The thought of being somewhere different and interesting always got my blood pumping. I was reminded of this love when I saw this:
I live in the Midwest and the scenery where I live really lacks that beautiful, rugged mountain look. I always feel inspired when I see different scenery.
When we got to the room of the Four Seasons, we ordered a little snack:
|I've never really ordered room service ever. The cheese platter was awesome, and I felt the honeycomb added a little something extra to the blue cheese. And the crab cake balls - outstanding!|
We then got ready to go to the cocktail reception party. It reminded me a little bit of the Mouthy Housewives party with all the free wine and delicious snacks. Well, that’s pretty much the only similarity. And since I’m on the subject of food, there was this big, breaded thing on a stick, and being around The Babes all the time, I TOTALLY thought it was a chicken nugget. Ah, but alas, I was pleasantly surprised by finding it was a big, giant delicious prawn. Yum! Unfortunately, there are no pictures to document this delectable treat because I was trying really hard to fit in (because we all know networking is a skill I am trying to improve), and I thought that taking pictures may put a damper on my goal to blend right in.
The next day we went on The Tour. It was AWESOME! I have always wanted to see the nature of the Pacific Northwest. These pictures pretty much show it all:
|Up Grouse Mountain in a gondola . . .|
|. . . to see some bears (which look really quite gently when taking a sip from a pond). . .|
|. . . to see a lumberjack show . . .|
|. . .then back down the mountain to see a resevoir. . .|
|. . . and a dam . . .|
|. . . then we walked across the Capilano Suspension Bridge which is 230 feet high and 450 feet long (unfortunately I didn't realize that this was going to such an Indiana Jones-esque adventure because I would have brought my fedora and whip). . .|
|. . . this is what is below the bridge. . .|
|. . . to a treetop area with lots of little suspension bridges which reminded me of where the Lost Boys from Peter Pan would live. . .|
|. . . then we ended our tour at the fish hatchery to watch salmon jump up stream and learned all about their life cycle which sounds kind of uninteresting but was actually quite fascinating.|
Something about this part of the world nestled itself right into my soul. I know that sounds corny, but I fell in love with this scenery. I am, what I consider, mainly a beach girl. But lately, I have had this yearning to go to somewhere mountainous. I would love to go back to a place like this and spend some time there.
In addition, I did meet some nice people. This is a good thing because now I know some people when I have to do this all over again in another six months in another city.
You know that saying about one of the best things about traveling is going back home. Totally true:
|Home is where the heart is. . .right here with these Babes.|
So, do you have any travel plans? Where’s your favorite place to go?
Hope you have a great weekend! It’s great to be back!