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Snow Vacation 2009

Blackcomb Mountain, BC
Blackcomb Mountain, BC

For the first time ever, Jay and I went on a winter “snow” vacation instead of a winter “sun” vacation. We just got home from a long weekend at Whistler. While not entirely injury free (we are both trying to learn to snowboard, and both had some falls on Saturday), we did have a lot of fun. This set of photos are from the day we went up the mountains on the lifts for some tourist activity. They just built a “peak to peak” gondola for the Olympics that goes between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains — it was quite a view.

We were joined on the trip with Jen, John, Colin, and our friend Jesse (who was John’s snowboard friend, since the rest of us are still beginners).

Seattle Snow

The photo was taken on Monday just after it started snowing. We still have ice and snow on the ground today (Wednesday). It’s been a cold week. There’s supposed to be more snow tonight. Many businesses have been closed or short-staffed because people can’t make it in. This city really shuts down with this kind of weather. Rain, we can handle. Snow, not so much.