Though on Saturday morning when my alarm rung at 6am, I honestly asked myself why I was up at this ridiculous hour. I dragged myself out of bed, forced myself in the shower and pack. I admit, I was so unprepared and only threw in whatever I can in my backpack 15 minutes before I was supposed to leave. After scrambling to get out of the house knowing I will be late, I made it to Pacific Central Station to meet with the rest of the group at board the 2.5 hour Greyhound Journey to Whistler!
We finally made it to Whistler and after dropping our bags off at our hotel, Tantalus Lodge, we all went to grab some brunch at The Little Eatery (Side note: Funny thing was that I just went to a restaurant called The Eatery the night before… not that this has anything to do with our trip). After lunch, explored Whistler village which was iconic for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Most of us just window shopped as Whistler can be quite pricey, but some did do some damage to their credit card! Of course, we also stocked up on some much needed beverages for our activity later on.
We met back at the hotel at 4pm to go to what we were all looking forward to: the hot tub! Tantalus Lodge has two hot tubs and a heated swimming pool outside, but I was a bit skeptical about this because it had been pouring rain the whole day! Honestly though, once you are in the hot tub, the rain feels quite good because the water feels so hot. We spent about 3-4 hours there just hanging out and having fights in the pool. This was the best and everyone really opened up and got comfortable with each other.
Feeling kind of dizzy and hungry, we decided to go back to our rooms and make some dinner. We had 3 rooms with 5-6 people in each room and so each room had their own arrangements for dinner. I hear the boys were quite proud of their meat tomato onion mushroom pasta.
After dinner, we went to a club called Garfinkel’s where we were on the guest list and had a table reserved to us. Maybe it’s slow season in Whistler so the club wasn’t that full, but that’s okay. The music was great and the Koreans showed us how to properly do the Gangnam Style dance.
On Sunday, we were so exhausted from the night before and for the girls in my room, this was all because of the unfortunate false fire alarm that woke us up at 3am (while people in other rooms were oblivious). We all slept in and didn’t check out until 11am.
Sunday was a big day for six of us. We had already paid the non-refundable fee for bungee jumping. There was no turning back. Yes, bungee jumping, meaning one jumps from the top of a river that was 50 meters high with a rope attached to you. Seriously, it wasn’t that scary waiting for the jump, that is until you are falling. I’m not sure how to explain that feeling of just falling and you have no control, but I would definitely recommend everyone to give it a go. It’s just something you have to do once in your life time. Thank goodness for the staff counting down and all the pressure with everyone watching or else I would have never done it.
It was really difficult to choose between all the photos we took so check out all the rest here.
That pretty much explains the trip. It was awesome, thrilling and one we will never forget. Who is up for another crazy weekend in the Rocky Mountains next month?
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