Smells Like Pine Sol Without all the Fakeness.

Anyone who has been to Pike Place Market in Seattle knows that it’s full of great fruits, vegetables and art and most of it for reasonable or very low prices. While we were there last Wednesday we had to pick up a huge $15 bouquet of dahlias, sun flowers, and a couple other flowers I don’t know. They looked great for about 3 days, but at $15, no complaints.

On Friday it was time to head the other direction for a weekend getaway up north at Whistler. In two years you’ll see some Winter Olympic Events up there. It’s a gorgeous getaway and I highly recommend it. We stayed at the Whistler Westin Resort and Spa. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon when we arrived.

Our room had a kitchen, a fireplace, a bedroom and a balcony. The air in Whistler smells like a pile of Christmas trees. It’s wonderful. If it could be bottled and sold, it would be because that’s the kind of mountain-freshness that can change your whole day. The view from our balcony wasn’t bad at all.

One of the greatest things about Whistler is how dog-friendly it is. Kobe went on his first vacation and he loved it. Not only do many of the hotels allow dogs, but restaurants often allow dogs on the patios too going so far as to provide water bowls. There are also multiple dog parks and dog beaches and Kobe loved them. He swam a couple of times and made friends with several other dogs.

Saturday wasn’t overly sunny but it was dry and a nice temperature. Sunday was another story with lots of rain and clouds. The exodus of tourists from Whistler back to Vancouver down the Sea to Sky highway was slowed by the rain but Kobe got to play with another puppy at Marnie’s cousin’s house in Squamish. I failed to take any pictures and on the whole, I didn’t take many pictures over the weekend.