We all went for a nice weekend trip away from Vancouver and out to Whistler last weekend.
Nope, the slopes aren’t open for ski/snowboard season yet, which is unfortunate because we’re really looking forward to spending a lot of time on the slopes this season. The season opens up at the end of November, so it’s still over a month away. We are super pumped about it though. The slopes in Calgary are alright and we enjoy them just fine, but they just can’t compete with Whistler/Blackcomb; at least that’s the way it sounds from what we’ve been hearing. We’ll just have to wait and find out I guess. Can’t wait!
Our next trip out to Whistler will definitely be to get onto the mountain and do some skiing/snowboarding. This trip we just decided to go check things out so we’d be all ready to rock the next time we’re in Whistler, and because we needed something to do last weekend.
The ride out to Whistler
We loved the limo ride from the last post when Elliot delivered his wonderful surprise. After that day we were hooked. What better time to get another limo than for our trip to Whistler?
We got Elliott to call up the same limousine company but they were all booked up and don’t normally do trips out to Whistler. So, we did a bit of searching, got some quotes and we ended up going with a company called KJ Limousine. They’ve got a pretty good Vancouver to Whistler deal where they give you $75 off if you book a limo round trip. In total, a round trip is about 5 hours driving time (2.5 hours each way) so depending on the vehicle you take, $75 is between a half hour to an hour for free. Not bad considering it’s 5 hours round trip!
We were originally going to take a full sized stretch limo but Hing, the owner at KJ Limousine, said that most people tend to take the big (non-stretch) SUV up to Whistler instead of a full sized stretch limo. He knows best and we weren’t going to argue with him. Besides, going with the SUV was actually much cheaper than going with the stretch SUV. Maybe a little less cool, but that’s ok. We didn’t mind saving “too cool for school” time for the slopes.
One of Owen’s funny friends Stan (from his stand-up comedy days) came to join us for the trip.
So we took the limo/suv from Vancouver to Whistler—a beautiful scenic drive up the Sea to Sky Highway, which is much more enjoyable and easier to appreciate when you have a chauffeur driving you. It really is like they say in most cheesy limo ads… “just sit back, kick your feet up, relax, and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the ride”.
On the way there, we saw this pretty wicked looking mining museum with one of those gigantic mining trucks outside. Britannia Mine Museum—gotta check that out next time.
Stan and Owen cracked us up pretty well the whole way there and back. Owen’s usually pretty funny by himself, but when you combine the two of them together, it’s really something else.
I would try to re-enact or describe some funny stuff that they said but I would really not do it justice because I’m really not a funny guy and I would just butcher it—so I’m not even going to try… sorry. =)
Let me just say that Whistler is SWEEEETTT…! Continue reading