Whistler, BC

Place 87 – Day 4: Whistler, BC – Quad Biking!

Breakfast, Of Course

We had a small breakfast from Purebred of just a coffee and a croissant.

We ate this quickly and finished off getting ready for the day, and then checked out, which we were able to do by phone, which was great.

We got everything into the car and then went for a bit of a final walk around Whistler.

We got ourselves some drinks for the day and the went back to the hotel to grab the car.

Alpha Lake & Nita Lake

We drove out to a couple of lakes near where we were going just to pass the time before our activity.

We just had a walk around and chatted for a bit, but it was actually a little cold.

Kim thought it was a good idea to go on the swing…But she then realised it was not.

We finished walking around these lakes and got back to the car to drive to the quad biking place.

The check engine light came on, which wasn’t ideal, but we managed to make it there fine.

Quad Biking!

For Curtis’ birthday, Kim got us a quad biking tour close to Whistler.

We got there and there was just 2 other people joining us for our tour, which was excellent!

We set off on some big quad bikes and did a bit of practice to acclimate to the bikes and ensure we were safe.

We began our tour and it was actually a little technical! There were a lot of stones around to navigate over, but we got to the first viewpoint pretty quickly.

Unfortunately, as with everything at the moment, the view wasn’t very good due to the smoke, but there was a nice river.

We continued on and went up a mountain which was pretty difficult with much larger rocks to get over and some steep hills but we made it to the top!

Again, there is meant to be a good view, but it’s not a very good time for views at the moment.

We had to ride back down the mountain and that was tough as we didn’t want to go too fast over the rocks, but it was incredibly fun and made us think and consentrate for sure.

We got down this part and had a nice flat part we could go fast on and then we came to a thin forest track which was challenging but great!

We then moved into a section that was in a forest still but with a lot of puddles on corners, which got us wet and dirty, especially the one big puddle!

We then headed back to the camp after around 1.5 hours of riding. We had a really great time overall and actually want to come back!

Home Time

We left here (with our check engine light on still) and drove home.

We got home in about 2 hours and were incredibly tired, but glad we got home even though we had a check engine light on.

We booked our car in for Wednesday and then we relaxed!

We had some frozen pizza for dinner, unpacked and relaxed for the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 386: Vancouver, BC – Clearing Stuff Out

We woke up at 10:30 and both actually felt really good after our night of sleep.

We had cheese toasties for breakfast and then got ready for the day.

Once we got ready, we relaxed and had leftover pizza as a snack along with homemade Vietnamese coffee which turned out much better than the last time.

We finished that and then went to the shop to get our weekly shop done.

After the shop, we went down to the storage locker and loaded a bunch of stuff we are going to donate into the car. Kim is also donating a bunch of stuff from work, so it makes sense to donate it all at the same time.

Once that was done, Kim started on making dinner.

Kim made a Thai red curry along with a lazy egg. It was terrific!

We watched some YouTube videos during dinner and then played some more Tony Hawk after eating.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 379: Vancouver, BC – A Photoshoot

Breakfast & Coffee

We had a good sleep last night, too, and we got up at a good time and had some breakfast.

Curtis had scrambled eggs and toast whilst Kim had a toastie.

We watched some YouTube videos and then got ready for today.

We went out for a coffee down at Small Victory and Kim got an affogato which she said was the best one she’s ever had!

A Photoshoot

Kim went out to Richmond to meet her friend, Lucy, to help her with a pole dancing photoshoot.

Kim mostly just helped her get into the correct position and helped her spin a bit.

Once Kim was done there, she gave Lucy a ride home and then picked up Curtis so we could do the shopping.

Easy Dinner

Once we did the shopping, we came back home and had an easy, ‘old-school’ dinner.

We had potato smilies, mini pizzas and baked beans.

We watched the final episode of Lucifer and then some other TV for the evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 378: Vancouver, BC – Capilano River Regional Park

We got up later than expected today, around 12:00, and had a great breakfast consisting of egg, hash browns, beans & cheese on toast.

We then got ourselves ready for the day, and headed out to get a coffee.

We got our coffee and went back to the car to drive up to North Vancouver.

We got to Capilano River Regional Park, after a slight wrong turn into a cemetery, and began our walk!

We walked through the trees and eventually hit the river. We got to see it from a few different angles and then we walked further into the trees!

We got to a bridge and Curtis realised that his boss was there, so we said hi to her and she gave us some tips on where to walk to.

We walked up to a viewpoint of the Cleveland Dam (which wasn’t as impressive as the Hoover Dam, which we’ve been to, by the way!) and then after that we walked through the great fur trail, which has some very old fur trees around it!

We left this area and walked up to the top of the dam, where we could see the long way down to the river and also some mountains behind the dam, which were beautiful!

We did a bit more walking and then made our way back up to the car, which was up a very steep hill!

We eventually got to the car, had a well earned drink and drove back home again.

Dinner & A Movie

Once we got home, it was food time!

We had our leftovers from yesterday, but Kim made hers a little less spicy which made it taste much better.

We watched the film Hunt For The Wilderpeople which took us back to living in New Zealand, which was awesome, and then we watched an episode of Lucifer, followed by some YouTube.

Kim had a fun thing to do tomorrow and that’s about it!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 372: Vancouver, BC – Completing Games!

House Work & Coffee

We woke up and had some cereal for breakfast and we watched a bit of TV.

We did a batch of laundry and some work around the house and then once that was done, we took the recycling out.

We then went for a short walk and got a coffee from Small Victory.

Games & VR

We got back home and played some games together and then Kim went out to get a baguette so she could have a tuna baguette for lunch.

Once she ate that, we played some VR and actually managed to complete a game!

We then had some pizza for dinner.

We watched a few TV shows and played a few more games in the evening and that was our day. Nice and relaxed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 371: Vancouver, BC – Short Trout Lake Walk

Trout Lake

We woke up a lot later than we planned to, around 12:00!

We had some grilled cheese for breakfast and watched a bit of TV before we lazily got ready for the day.

Eventually, around 15:00, we left the apartment and drove up to Trout Lake, which is back where we lived briefly.

We got there and parked up before heading to Starbucks for a coffee.

We got our coffee and walked to Trout Lake Park.

There were quite a few people, but most were stationary so it was easy to walk around.

We walked around and just enjoyed the sun and the fresh air, talking about our weeks and a variety of other things.

Shopping

We headed home after our walk and stopped in at the supermarket to do some shopping.

Once we did our shopping, we went back home and chilled out.

Brick & Cheese

We got hungry so we ordered some food for Brick & Cheese. This place sells large grilled tortillas Stuffed with different things!

We got one each, which was a mistake as they were huge and very filling! The had fries inside them, which didn’t help!

We ate those and watched Bad Boys For Life which we enjoyed, though it’s not the greatest film.

We watched some more TV and just relaxed with no plans tomorrow, either, which we are excited for!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 365: Vancouver, BC – Sitting In The Sun

Usual Beach Walk

We got up and had some french toast for breakfast.

We watched a bit of YouTube and relaxed and then we got ready for the day.

We went out for a walk in the blistering heat! The weather was about 31°C today and felt like 33°C, so certainly warm!

We walked down to the beach, stopping for a coffee along the way, of course.

We got to near the beach and we sat on the grass in the shade, just drinking our coffee and people watching.

We walked on the beach for a bit and dipped our feet in the water, but eventually we got a bit too warm to walk around in the heat, so we walked back home.

Sitting In The Sun

Once we got home, we relaxed for a bit and then Kim went out to the park near our apartment to sit down in the sun, read a book and listen to some podcasts!

Kim got back, incredibly warm, and then we had some dinner. We had coconut and lime chicken with rice and it was really good!

Evening

We watched a few episodes of TV and then Kim did a facemask for the evening.

We watched some more TV and played some games for the rest of our Sunday evening.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 362: Vancouver, BC – Moving Things

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had an incredibly busy day today!

Curtis had a meeting right away in the morning. This was a project meeting to determine the scope and requirements from the stakeholders.

Once that meeting was done, Curtis had another meeting with some of his team members to create a full project from the meeting they just had.

After that, Curtis was able to start work on some tickets but was then asked to head to the office to move a few things around.

When he got to the office, Curtis moved a server cabinet from the boardroom to another area so it was not in the way.

Once he did that, Curtis had to move around some of the server cabinets in the server room as they weren’t placed quite right.

After this, Curtis did some more things around the office and then headed home, but detoured to get some Vietnamese coffee beans and normal coffee beans.

Curtis did some tickets and helped a bunch of people in the afternoon and overall had a busy day!

Kim’s Day

Kim started her morning by finishing cleaning the whiteboard for todays team meeting that were coming in. She wiped it all down and ensured that everything was sprayed by sanitizer.

Then the team members arrived for their meeting and it was so great to see them all! She explained a few of the things that are set up around the office and then left them to it!

Kims colleague came back from her mini break today so they had a catch-up and download of all the information of things that have happened over the week and it was great. They went over the few things left for the parties. For the rest of the day Kim worked on the quizzes and finally managed to word a few of the questions in a way that makes way more sense. So that was amazing.

To finish the day Kim spent an over an hour helping with writing up a communication. It was a lot of recording and lots of little tweaks here and there to make it perfect.

Evening

When Kim got home, we had some chicken chilli for dinner and watched some TV, along with playing some mini golf.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 351: Vancouver, BC – NHL Playoffs!

Beach Walk!

We were going to go and play some mini golf today, but we decided we wanted to have a walk instead, so we walked down to English Bay for a walk on the beach!

We had some breakfast, some delicious french toast with strawberries, banana & syrup.

We left our apartment and grabbed a coffee on the way to the beach.

We got to the beach after a decent walk and it wasn’t too busy.

We walked on the sand, which was very hot, and then we got to the water and walked in the cool water for a bit, which was really nice with the hot sun!

We left the beach when we got to the end and sat in the shade on the grass and finished our coffee before continuing to walk.

We walked for a while and then got a little hungry, so we popped to McDonald’s to get a snack!

We ate our McDonald’s and our very melted mcflurry and then we walked through Stanley Park for a bit, which was in the shade so that was a nice break from the heat.

NHL Playoffs!

We walked back home and then the Leafs played their first game of the playoffs! It was a close, intense, game, which Curtis really enjoyed, but unfortunately the Leafs lost it.

After the game, Kim made a really nice veggie lasagna, which was very tasty, though we didn’t eat too much as we weren’t too hungry.

We watched some TV for the rest of the evening, though we did eat dinner quite late.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 344: Vancouver, BC – A New Coffee Spot

Relaxed Morning

We had a relaxed morning, waking up late and then had a pain au chocolat for breakfast each with some strawberries and banana.

We finished our breakfast and slowly got ready for the day.

We didn’t have much planned, but did have a few things to get done.

Shopping, Cleaning & Coffee

We went out and did the shop, which was pretty quick, and then we came home and did some cleaning and other chores around the apartment.

We then went out for a coffee, just across the street. We had been to this place before for food and it wasn’t too great, but this coffee was good!

Kim had an affogato and Curtis had a cappuccino.

Games & Breakfast For Dinner

We played a lot of games together, some of which were new, and w head a lot of fun!

We then realised we should probably eat, so we made dinner.

We had breakfast for dinner, which was apparently just what we wanted, and Curtis had bacon with his, which was very tasty!

We watched some TV and played more games for the rest of the evening and in general we just had a relaxed day.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale