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I missed the men's free skate and I still haven't seen any of the performances but I was SHOCKED that Lysacek won. I figured the only way Plushenko would lose the gold is if he chucked his program out the window and gave the judges the finger lol. Well, congrats to him and yay for Chan for moving up a spot. Elvis Stokjo, on the other hand, was not impressed. I kinda get what he's saying about the quad but I don't think it should be the be all and end all of male skating. Now, moving on to cheering for Virtue & Moir! They're probably our last chance at a figure skating medal.

Spent Thursday at Whistler. Why is it I always see all this action on tv but when I'm actually there? Nada. I must have the worst timing ever.

A few pictures along the Sea-to-Sky highway.





Whistler Village.















A few of the hospitality houses in the area. There are lots of 'houses' in Whistler & Vancouver but I didn't go in any of them as either (a) they weren't open to the public; or (b) the queue to get in was ridiculous.







Some of the street performers. The group in spandex were hilarious. They would re-enact some of the events. The best was human curling.





The day was absolutely gorgeous so I went up Whistler mountain and rode the Peak 2 Peak gondola between Whistler & Blackcomb.

The view on top of Whistler.











Riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola across and the view from Blackcomb.











As a non-skiier -- I've only "skiied" (quotes definitely required) twice in my life -- I don't know how people do it, skiing down those mountains.

Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes and gifts *hugs & kisses*. More pics coming soon!

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faninohio
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Wow!! So freaking cool!!! Is that the gondola that goes a mile or two? I love all the stories and pictures!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I told you on FB that we'll hve to celebrate in September!
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yep, the gondola travels about 2 miles.

We will definitely celebrate in September!!
worlddescending
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, gurl! It looks like you're having such a great time! YAY!
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you <3 It's been a fun week here in Vancouver.
phetch
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
So jealous!! I love skiing and am missing it this year. Wish I was there!

Happy Birthday!
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
I wish I learned how to ski when I was a kid. Too scared now lol.

Thanks!!
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shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and glad you enjoy!
shadow_of_doubt
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
So very beautiful!!!
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Did you make it up to Whistler when you were here? I wonder if SPN would ever film there.
shadow_of_doubt
Feb. 21st, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't make it to Whistler, but we went to Grouse Mountain (which was Skyland Mtn in X-Files). It was a gorgeous sunset from up there!
ptc555
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
so are you allowed to go up the mountain even if you're not a skiier, just for the view?

i'm a non skiier too. looks beautiful!!!!!!! you're lucky you were there on a sunny day.

happy birthday!
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yep, you can go up. I purchased a sightseeing pass -- $42 but you can get a $2 coupon at the information kiosks around the village.
ellel
Feb. 21st, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
OMG,the pictures are AMAZING!Thanks so much for sharing:)
shing_
Feb. 21st, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the pics!
trias_cube
Feb. 22nd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Wow, amazing views! You must be having such a great time there!
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