day 1494 – eagles bluffing

speeding through eagle bluffs and shaving an hour off the average hiker time – not bad for the first hike of this summer. the first twenty minutes was the hardest, but having gotten past that is a chance to stand on this rock to look out from a vantage point. it’s good to get out to keep our annual outdoor adventure alive. the hike was good, the view was great, the legs are satisfyingly tired but still feeling unjustified. the damage of what’s said can’t be undone. it’s not the first time upsetting things have been said, but every time the disappointment hurts just as much


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night time stroll in the whistler village after pigging out at earls kitchen. taking some time to digest the delicious steak we devoured and admiring the pretty lights on the trees. i wonder if the lights are only up during this time of the year; although i expected the olympic rings to be lit up as well. we’ve walked to and from the village numerous times but still seem to lose our ways every single time

hiking adventure – stawamus chief


wouldn’t be making good use of my summer time and the abundance of sunshine vancouver has to offer if i wasn’t out doing summery things. wouldn’t want to let another summer go by without having done the stawamus chief, so i was going all out this weekend. no taking it easy even though its my first time, might as well get my money’s worth by doing all three peaks in one go. the beginning leading up to the trail split felt like an endless climb of stairscases and it probably was to a certain degree, by the end i climbed well over two hundred flights of stairs. really enjoyed the chains and ladder part and would have had better use of my spiderman skills if people in front of me were mildly faster. downhill portion was a knee buster for my bad knees, and they didn’t stop short of letting me know. part of the fun is to pose for obligatory selfies at every peak, and doing many stupid things along the way. this was an eye opener to do longer and more intermediate terrains, it was definitely another worthwhile hike. looking forward to doing one more long one before summer begins to wind down

hiking adventure – quarry rock


wouldn’t have been a fulfilling long weekend if i didn’t get to go out and enjoy the sunshine we’ve been blessed with. got the first hike of this summer out of the way. it’s a fairly short hike and rated one of the easier trails of vancouver so it’s definitely a good place to start. the roundtrip there and back was completed in under one and a half hour, in addition to the time spent taking photos and enjoying the scenery. the view at the peak is beautiful overlooking north vancouver. kayaked at this location a number of times but never have i gotten the view of deep cove from up top. hoping i would be able to go on a longer one with even greater rewards. good thing its just the beginning of august and there’s a whole month left before summer season starts to wrap up

day 515 – day in seattle


day trip in seattle is a day well spent accomplishing a lot from premium outlet, downtown, cheesecake factory, more shopping and late night eating. just another one of those low key teambonding activities. a fun day out with the crew and what i consider a rest day away from portfolio stress. work hard and also play hard but super tired from a little sleep and long day of travel

day 306 – free lunch

imagemy trek out on my way for a free lunch at mahonys and sons with the big bosses on a warm sunny monday afternoon. could never go wrong filling my stomach with a chicken quesadilla and caesar salad. sunny days with free meals, what a terrific combination and could have more days like this

day 295 – strolling


spring is when the vancouver weather starts getting nice out. strolling outside one of the prime areas of downtown during mid afternoon to get some much needed fresh air and personal space alone. being able to walk along this path will be one of the biggest upside come summer time