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Weekend in Whistler

peak 2 peak gondola whistler view

I lived about 80 miles north of Seattle in Bellingham for almost 5 years, and somehow in that time I never once made it to Vancouver or Whistler. And even after that, it took another 5 years for me to finally make it over the border into the great white north. When I was younger, my family didn’t take very many vacations that required air travel. We drove everywhere from Spokane and some of my favorite memories for the Thanksgiving holiday involve going up into eastern British Columbia and staying at Radium Hot Springs and the Fairmont Hot Springs.

I loved having breakfast at this little café in Radium, and you could watch the resident herd of Big Horn Sheep walk down the highway without a care in the world. Each time we went I saw a wolf in the wilderness, so I was even more enchanted with Canada each time. The last time I was there was about 11 or 12 years ago.

And so here we are now, finally, after all this time, I have made it to the Western side of British Columbia, and up into Whistler, a ski resort of the likes that I have never experienced before.

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Weekend Getaway: MGM Grand Las Vegas

Oh Vegas. I will say I prefer a weekend getaway to Las Vegas in the summer when all the pools are open. I much prefer to hang out at the MGM’s lazy river pool and drink, float, lay in…

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Houston, TX Photo Diary

In October I attended Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, TX.  The conference is a celebration of women in tech and is one of the largest conferences I have ever attended. I only spent a few days in Downtown Houston…

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Exploring Scotland: Edinburgh

Edinburgh. A city that is now forever a part of my and Ryan’s story. Last autumn during our stay, after 8 years together, Ryan proposed on top of Edinburgh Castle. This city and it’s old, historic charm has stolen…

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San Juan Cruises: Whales & Wine

Excuse me while I breathe a giant sigh of relief: Ryan & I were married on Saturday and the #DrescherStimacMerger was a huge success. Will post more on it later…but I wanted to share my San Juan Cruise experience.…

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Valley of the Sun

Last week I went to spend a few days in Mesa with my mom.  The desert landscape and the history of the people who inhabited and survived there is so intriguing to me.  The heat was a nice escape from…

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Surf's up in Kona

Hawaii. My winter escape to sunshine and marine life. For me, it doesn’t matter that every year I go to the same place with my family. We stay in the same condo complex and see the same friends and…