A Pieceful Life

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Squamish

Traveling on the Sea to Sky Highway, from North Vancouver to Whistler, about the half-way point is the town of Squamish.  This is where we’ve chosen to take our little get-away.

We’ve been here before, but it’s been many years, so it’s almost like visiting it for the first time.  And there are new things to see and do since our last visit.

On some previous visits, we took the steam train Royal Hudson, which is now decommissioned and on display at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.  Our visit there brought back many memories

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According to one local shop-owner, the word Squamish means Mother Wind, and as we strolled the streets and found an out-door restaurant, we appreciated the cooling effect of that wind in the heat of the day.

Our second day went out to enjoy some of the beauty of nature, starting out with a ride up the Sea to Sky Gondola.001005

I have to admit that riding gondolas is not my favorite thing to do, so I made sure I looked up not down both ways.  But once we were at the top, and standing on a solid platform, I had no trouble enjoying the views

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I braved the suspension bridge

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and then enjoyed our strolls (some climbing on the one path) through the forests.  We found possibly the most peaceful place on earth

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Afterward, we went down the road a bit to Shannon Falls

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All in all a wonderful day in the beauty of this world God made

Happy touring            Blessings, Peg

4 comments:

  1. I can't cope with gondolas either! I remember going on one up to Grouse Mountain in VC, and kept my eyes shut all the way!

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  2. I could do the gondolas if I had to ... you couldn't pay me enough to do the bridge! :-o

    Enjoy your time away.

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  3. What a lovely area - not so sure I would have done the gondola or the swinging bridge - but the scenery is fabulous. The lake reminds me of Squires Lake near here - Don saw a bald eagle take off very close up in a very similar setting.

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  4. I have been catching up with friends and enjoyed reading your blog tonight. I have rode up the mountain on a ski lift once in my life time. It was peaceful and quiet, but I was told to look out and never look down. Some one help me on and off the ski lift. I enjoyed seeing your pictures. Have a wonderful 4th of July Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

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