On our first trip, in 2002, both of the children took ski lessons. Katie turned 7 on that trip, and lost a tooth.
|David is in the bottom row, middle|
|Katie is the one in the middle|
|I can see that loose tooth in front, ready to come out|
|View of Blackcomb Mountain from the condo we rented|
My parents generously treated us to two wonderful dinners while we were away. Since our next-door neighbor, Kim, has strong ties to the Whistler restaurant community, she gave us a couple of gifts to deliver to friends of hers who are in the restaurant business up there.
After unpacking the car, settling into the condo and taking a walk through Whistler Village, we ate dinner at Caramba!, and had the pleasure of meeting Kim's friend, Mario (who owns Caramba! in Whistler Village and La Rua restaurant at Blackcomb base). Mario is a gracious and generous host. Our food was delicious, and the deep dish apple pie was out of this world. The atmosphere in Caramba! is warm and cozy, with a real wood-fired pizza oven generating heat and adding to the casual feeling of welcome. We would recommend Caramba! to anyone visiting Whistler.
|Having dinner at Caramba!|
That night, we ate dinner at Le Gros, taking another gift to Kim's friend, Pascal (the owner).
|Obviously, Pascal is a character. His hat plays music and the legs do a dance|
|Gregg, me, Charlie, Caroline & David at Le Gros|
|Gregg on the snowshoeing trail|
|I am the 3rd person in the family to use this ski parka, and it is still going strong (& warm)!|
|On the trail around Lost Lake|
After we returned the snowshoes to the rental hut, Gregg and I walked to the village and ate lunch by the fireplace in a brew pub. Then we did a little bit of shopping, came home and got into the hot tub (each condo in this complex has its own tub outside). It was still snowing lightly while we were in the steaming tub - that was a novel experience, and really refreshing! Then a shower, and the skiers called to ask us to pick them up from the mountain. It was like a little honeymoon day, just for the two of us. I am so happy that Gregg wanted to spend the day with me.
When we arrived home, the proof of my book was waiting for me. I have some final changes to make, and will let you know when it's ready on www.amazon.com. It should be completed in a couple of weeks!