HI folks! Let me just say going without Internet for over a week left me a a little twitchy, but overall we had a great trip. Our destination was Whistler, British Columbia, home of the 2010 Olympics. It was really interesting to see all the work being done to get ready for the Olympics, like the Luge track and ski jumps being built, along with all the other infrastructure needed to host such an enormous event.
The setting was rich with earthy smells and the sound of running water and fluttering leaves.
Of course, hiking through such fabulous scenery I couldn’t help but think of the Setting Thesaurus, and so I tried to soak in everything I could as we walked.
And speaking of shoes…
My kids had quite the fascination for the slugs and snails! Where I live, the slugs are just tiny brown things, perhaps an inch in length. In Whistler the slugs come in all colors from black to vomit yellow to booger green. I’m sure this guy was on steroids, and I KNOW I heard him gurgle something about world domination in between bouts of maniacal slug laughter.
We hiked out to Lost Lake and had a picnic lunch. Some of the pathways were closed for the migrating toads, but we found we liked the more rugged trails, anyway.
How scenic is this?
We just missed the hot weather, and so with mist or rain every day I was unable to get shots of the mountains. Still, I hope you enjoy the ones I did take. Whistler is a beautiful area in any season and worth visiting.
How was your week?
Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling.