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September 26, 2006

Blackcomb and Whistler (and finally the baer…)

Filed under: Miscellaneous — ajdotnet @ 6:58 pm

Hi there,

I’m back from vacation. Usually I try to keep this blog strictly technology related, yet no rule without exception ;-).

I’ve been in Canada – great country – on a camping and hiking trip (Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Mt Robson, Wells Grey, Vancouver Island, Vancouver). Great weather (rain where it belongs – in the rain forrest, snow in the rockies a week after we left, and close to no mosquitoes).

Oh, and by the way, there was a stopover in Whistler. For those who didn’t know yet: These are pictures of the real Blackcomb and Whistler:


Whistler (the mountain)
Whistler (the mountain)

Whistler (the city)
Whistler (the city)

Together they constitute Canadas largest skiing region (North Americas second largest, frequented by Microsofties which is probably why they used it as code names), as well as mountain biking during summer and a fine bear breakfast campground as you can see here:

A bear at Whistler campground, having breakfast  A bear at Whistler campground, comming after me...
Bear Breakfast

Me, I don’t care very much for such resorts, yet eating at the Mongolie Grill was cool:

Mongolie Grill
Mongolie Grill

Today skiers, mountain biking enthusiasts, bears, and IT people know the names Blackcomb and Whistler (quite an unusual mixture if you ask me). But this will probably change in 2010 when the Winter Olympics will be held there.

OK, that’s it. The next post will be more technology related (promise, I’m allready working on it).

That’s all for now folks,


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