Whistler with Don and Pat

Spending a long weekend in Whistler with Don and Pat (Don Unger was Marc’s best man at our wedding) is a great way to clear the winter blues.  Don and Pat have a time share condo at Whistler, and they invited us to join them in February 2011.

The weather was gorgeous, and the scenery beautiful, especially from the newly opened Peak to Peak gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.  The gondola boasts the world record for the longest free span between towers (just over 3 kilometres  !) and for highest point above the ground (436 metres).

We enjoyed long walks and even tried snow shoeing for the 1st time.  This looked easy and we started off fine, but we soon found out snow shoeing was not for the faint of heart, and that we didn’t quite need as many layers of clothes as we thought.  We had a great time that afternoon – and plenty of exercise …