Sunday, November 18, 2007

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

I'm back in the city, and completely exhausted after a whirlwind weekend. Friday night after the Mavi Opening, we met up with the gang for Alfred's going away party at The Players Chophouse, where we rubbed elbows with Dan Akroyd. If you haven't been to Players, I suggest that you try it out. Delicious food, a fun atmosphere and amazing service. Which, sadly, seems to be harder and harder to find these days. It has quickly become our favourite place for dinner and drinks on the weekend.
Saturday morning, it was off to Whistler for Kristina's birthday extravaganza (more to come about this later). It was strange to head up there this time of year without all of my snowboarding gear. Last year was my first season as a snowboarder, and we made many trips up for weekends jam packed with riding. This was opening weekend for the mountain, so everybody was buzzing. Walking through the village, snow falling on my head, passing the people with their boards on their way up to or back from the mountain made my heart pound with excitement. It also made me wish that I was in my riding boots instead of my Uggs. I just can't wait to get out there this year!
Visits to Whistler are always a little bittersweet for me, as the past lives there and it is hard to walk through the village without a slew of memories popping into my head. The ghost of that relationship seems to haunt the whole town.
I have so much more to say but I'm exhausted and I'm going home to take a bubble bath now.

P.S. I will be officially connected to the net in the comfort of my own home again as of tomorrow night! Thank the Lord!


PatZ said...

and tomorrow the guy behind the counter at the coffee shop will be saddened by your marked absence.

i've been here three years and not once have i actually made it to Whistler. the furthest i've been is to Squamish.

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Thanks Pat! I'll have to make sure I still stop by from time to time and say hello to my new friends at the coffee shop! :)
And you definitely need to make the trip to Whistler at some point!

Tawcan said...

My friends and I went up to Elfan Lakes/Red Heather yesterday for some sweet pow pow backcountry skiing actions. The weather was gorgeous and there was so much fresh powder.

We managed to ascend 1200 metres on skis. (Not counting going up and down runs). So tired this morning lol.

WendyB said...

That looks like fun!