feb.28.2010 goodbye whistler…

Went for a ride on the Peak-2-Peak Gondola with Pat… kind of a cool ride this time as we were in and out of the clouds the whole way. Got back to hotel, just in time, to watch the Gold medal hockey game… what a game!  Lots of nail biting but the boys came through! …

feb.27.2010 medals & famous people…

Got up around 7:30am today… had breakfast and went for a drive with Pat and Paul… did a little shopping. Went to Whistler Sliding Centre with Pat to watch the final runs of 4-man boblsed… Canada won Bronze. When we arrived at the track I was randomly selected, again, for a security check… Pat walked…

feb.26.2010 skiing & pat…

Got up early… felt like Christmas morning.  We were going skiing for the day with much more modern skis. Skied the whole day… started with green runs, progressed to blue, then to black diamond… that was a mistake though.  By the end of the day my legs were rubber… decided to finish off with a…

feb.25.2010 guelph, medals, & bars…

Took the usual commute to work today… bus/gondola.  While going through security ran into a police officer from Guelph… that’s where I live!  Unfortunately I was randomly selected for a “thorough screening” so didn’t get much time to chat… turns out the ‘screener’ was a wireless engineer from China… looking for work. Went into the…

feb.24.2010 jet, athletes, & champagne…

Went to work… who cares, the important stuff happened after that. Back at hotel, watched Canadian men beat Russia in hockey… “hey, hey, hey, goodbye…”, then Canadian women win Gold & Silver in two-man bobsled!  That’s three medals at my venue! Went into the Village… had tickets for the Jet concert.  A little rain didn’t…

feb.23.2010 bobsled, bars, & cows

Another tough day at work today… got to watch four-man bobsled practice.  The practices are cool because there are NO spectators around and us ‘behind-the-scenes’ guys get to roam around and watch the action up close. Back at hotel, walked today, rested for an hour… after my hard day at work. Went into Village with…

feb.22.2010 devo, dinner, & big horn…

Got a ride into work today… no gondola.  Kind of a quiet day, heard some of the teams working on their bobsleds… one of the guys I work with was getting really excited, he had tickets to see Devo in the “Whistler Medals Plaza”.  Larry was hoping to get into the Superfans section… good luck…

feb.21.2010 surprise…

Back to work today… Dropped into the Village on the way to work to exchange my defective boots… you should have seen the lineup at the Olympic store!  Saw one of our Canadian athletes proudly wearing her GOLD medal, not sure which one she was though… sorry. Went to work, watched some Men’s Two Man…

feb.20.2010 2nd day off…

Had another day off… decided to do some touring with Paul. Drove up to Pemberton first… had breakfast at Wild Wood… came highly recommended by my colleagues… it was worth the drive.  There was a whole page dedicated to my favorite dish; Eggs Benedict!  After breakfast, drove a little further into the interior… awesome views….

feb.18.2010 covert op…

Slept in today… until 7:15am.  Spent the morning reading a good book; The Wheel of Darkness… it’s really good which is no surprise since I like these authors. Went into Whistler Village early for banking and get a latte at Starbucks… had a nice walk around town, ran into a lady with the exact same…