Mt Baker!

Apr. 11th, 2010 02:05 pm
beceh: (winter)
 Yesterday was awesome. 

I went to Mt Baker in the USA for the day with Tendai, Jacqui and Jono. I still find it very strange that we can drive to another country, let alone just for a day! 

It was a beautiful day yesterday. Clear blue skies. Vancouver looked amazing. We left around 7:30am and got to Baker at about 9:30am or so. Took a little while to get through the border. 

Soooo beautiful up there!! It looked Christmassy with all the snow covered trees. The snow was really good, nice powder - hardly any icy patches it was fantastic. I skied really well. So much better than the other week at Whistler! I only fell once yesterday and it was a minor fall. And I was doing blue runs nearly all day, great fun. Although I think the blue runs at Baker were easier than the blue runs at Whistler. It was only Jono's second time skiing, so he was pretty terrible and falling a lot and made me look better. But he was improving a lot over the day. 

Feeling a bit sore today though. Tendai invited me to go again today - just to Cypress though (one of the local Vancouver mountains) but I was so tired and stiff this morning I said no, but I'm kind of regretting it now. Luke went though. I get messages from them telling me how nice it is up there. Arrrr!! 

Anyway pictures speak louder than words, see the prettyfulness!



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beceh: (tea)
 Had a really good weekend!

Friday night I ended up going out rather late - met Kiall on Commercial Drive and met his new housemates and had a drink, then we went to Gastown to meet Tendai and his girlfriend Jaqui and her sister Naomi. 

Saturday afternoon I met up with Jono, Ian's cousin and Jimmy's little brother in Stanley Park. We hired some bikes and rode around the sea wall. It was really cool! Made me want to buy a bike. I've met Jono before and been to lots of social things with him there, but we'd never really talked just the two of us before. I was kind of surprised at how well we got on! There were no awkward silences at all or anything. 

The bike ride was really cool - the trail is about 10km or so, very easy ride. Very very pretty as well!

After we returned the bikes we walked over to English Bay and found a pub that had an awesome view over the water and went in there for a beer and dinner and before we new it it was 1am and we'd been in there for over 6 hours! We couldn't believe it. 

I ended up crashing at his place in Kitsilano cause I missed the last train. He has a really nice place in a super nice area. I really liked it. I will have to head over there more often, very pretty area! Much prettier than where I live! (But also much more expensive!!) 

Mmmmm I really like Vancouver. 

With grace

Mar. 26th, 2010 09:50 pm
beceh: (i'm on  a horse)
 Caught up with Tendai, a guy I used to work with at GIO in Melbourne last night. He's been living here for the past year. Was good to catch up. He has been working nearby so came and picked me up after work, then drove over to North Van to his place and hung out and had a few too many beers... 

It's kind of strange... I don't know if other beers are just flatter than Aussie beers, or if I'm just mental, but i can drink American/Canadian/European beers all night, but I can only drink a couple of Australian beers before I feel sick and bloated. 

Mumford & Sons are playing in Vancouver at the end of May but they are sold out already. Damn!! Hannah and I are flirting with the idea of a roadtrip to Portland to see them there... 

It would be weird going back to Portland I think. Or maybe it won't be. I don't know. 

Deciding whether to go out tonight or not. Tendai invited me to come out with them, and Kiall wants to hang out too, so I suppose I will. Energy levels are rather low at the moment though! Need a red bull or something... Chilling out and watching a movie is overly tempting though. 

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