The World Class Traveler

The World Class Traveler

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Whistler's Big Thrill

When I woke up my heart was racing, that feeling of the unknown ahead, that unknown would be North America's longest zip-line provided by Ziptrek Ecotours.  The "Sasquatch" is approximately 1.5 miles long and the experience lasts only a couple of minutes.  The point from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain is an unforgettable experience.






The suspense of going up the chair lift to the highest point of the mountain, gearing up for the thrill of your life, stepping over the edge getting ready to race a partner of your choice, time to step off the edge, let go of all of your fears and drift away.  Be daring and use no hands to go faster, your legs dangle and your body slightly spins.  The wind blowing in your face and the endless views of the mountaintops are amazing.  The feeling you don't want this experience to end!



After this wild experience you to get to take a gondola ride back down the Whistler Mountain.  Wow now its your turn.  This activity will take your breath away. It sure took mine.


After all the excitement I worked myself up with a big appetite. I had heard about a cute little Italian Restaurant called Pasta Lupino located in the Main Village. When I walked in, it reminded me of a cute little restaurant you would find in Italy.  Behind the glass cooler there was a variety of homemade pasta's to choose from.  If you wish to take the pasta home and cook it yourself that is an option.  


As I approached the menu I found so many options but some of the most popular dishes from what I learned were the Meat Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, and the Raviolis.


Too many to choose from if you ask me, but my favorite Italian dish is Ravioli. You bet it was as delicious as it sounds.


After eating this beautiful Italian meal, I was offered a nice traditional slice of Tiramasu or the zesty lemon cheesecake.
Thank you Pasta Lupino  it was a scrumpous meal and the atmosphere was perfect. Buon Appetit.

Now, time to walk off all those calories.  I'm gonna take a peak at the Ironman Event.  Every year Whistler holds a triathlon event that consists of running, bicycling, and swimming.  The contestants can go for roughly 2.4 miles swimming, bicycling 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles.

2016 Whistler Ironman 







Good luck to everyone who has entered and may the best man win!!


After watching all that exercise, its time to take a load off and feed my stomach. All the chitter chatter around the village made me want to check out The Brewhouse.  As you look around they are packed to the T.  Get ready to kick back and pop a few beers. Choose from their award winning ales and lagers they have to offer.
The Brewhouse





Enjoy the great selection of barbecue, pizza's, and rotisserie chickens.   Opening the menu was overwhelming, I was so indecisive.  



Why not have the chicken, it looks delish. Let me warn you, the chicken will not only melt in your mouth, but it is complimented by some crispy green beans and buttery mashed potatoes.  Pairing that with a nice beer your all set to go.



Now that my stomach is nice and happy its time to party!!

Wow!! My first opportunity to attend a Whistler Club Crawl, the intense excitement and anticipation of meeting new people and venturing into a new experience I have never known.  Nothing will prepare you for a wild and crazy night of clubhopping to 5 of Whistlers best nightclubs.




Who would have expected a group of girls to be in White Wedding dresses and sneakers, an all guys group wrapped around the stripper pole, and girls dressed in tight black dresses taking endless body shots off the photographers stomach.








Maxx Fish


One of the highlights of the evening wasn't just everyone jumping to the DJ playing your favorite song, but doing the "Limbo." Just close your eyes and envision yourself doing the limbo.  How low can you go? I couldn't bare the thought that at my age I can still do the limbo.

Thanks to Whistler Club Crawl they made my first experience an unforgettable one.


After a wild night of fun I knew it was time to leave.  Sad but true.  When choosing a private car service to take me back to Vancouver, I wisely chose Luxury Transport.
I felt like a million bucks as I was escorted by a distinguished Canadian gentleman. As I stepped into a luxurious Mercedes Benz I felt so comfortable and at ease.  Thank you Luxury Transport  for making it possible for me to get back safe and sound to my destination.

Now that I have arrived back in Vancouver I'm ready for my next adventure, Calgary here I come!!