Saturday, July 31, 2010

Whistler Day Five: The Long Road Home

The conference was over Thursday night and we were free to leave first thing Friday morning. We decided to drive home safely and hit every view point along the way.

Here's the first one we stopped at:

After a quick stop in Squamish, we headed to Shannon Falls. I've always wanted to stop here.

There's a great little lawn just off the parking lot. The kids ran around there and climbed on everything.
And I mean everything!

David even rode an elephant!

Then we strolled up to one of the falls' viewpoints. I'd love to go back and do some hiking here. It looked like there was even a trail to the Chief.

While Elisabeth was being all sweet and pose-y, David ran off (see that streak of white in the background?)

oh. There he is, climbing up the hill!

Then we headed to Murrin Park.

Where David did more climbing.

This is the lake we always pass - it runs right along the Sea to Sky.

It was very pretty there. Another place we could have spent more time at!

But we headed back to the car and drove on to Porteau Cove. Why have I never been there before? It's gorgeous!

There's a pier there. Lots of signage about the area. Did you know for instance, that there are submerged ships here which form reefs?

And a beach?

I didn't.

But we were getting hungry by this time, so we got back in the car and drove to Horseshoe Bay.

Where we enjoyed Fish and Chips at Trolls.

And a little stroll along the waterfront.

We watched three ferries come in.

And then we took Marine Drive to West Vancouver.

To one of my favorites - The Village at Park Royal. I love the atmosphere there. Also, there's Lugano Chocolatiers...and their yummy gelato!

And when we finally got home, we found that our sunflower had grown! Look at that monster!!


Amanda said...

Looks like you all had a great time! What a nice waterfall and a pretty lake! Looks like the kids had fun climbing on everything. :-)