A few weekends ago we made our second trip to Vancouver, BC to visit our friend Carolyn. This trip reaffirmed what we learned on the first trip: that Vancouver is a beautiful, cool, fun city. We met up with some acquaintances (now new friends) Caitlin and Martin and hung out for the day. That evening we got all you eat sushi and then went out for a night on the town.
|Caitlin and Martin|
The next morning we went to Cypress Mountain resort to do some snowshoeing with a whole crew of people. It turns out it was one of the resorts used in the 2010 Winter Olympics for freestyle skiing and snowboarding.
We have been out snowshoeing a few times now and got the necessary gear (poles, snowshoes, warm/dry clothes). It is a really fun activity. It’s just like hiking except you are walking on snow. I guess that doesn’t make it sound that fun, but it’s more novel than hiking because you feel like somehow you are defying physics by not sinking into the snow. It was a beautiful day full of beautiful scenery!
|View from the top!|
|Avalanche Danger - "Considerable"|
After a long day of hiking up and down mountains, we went and got some awesome poutine. This is becoming a tradition for when we visit Vancouver, and I’m fine with that, because it is fantastic.