Sunday, August 22, 2010

Busy Weekends

When you live in Kits, you're almost obliged to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. I think its something in the water - Greenpeace was founded here in the 60s, back when this was an inexpensive, and therefore very counterculture friendly area. These days, it seems like you can't walk on the streets here unless you're super-fit, deeply tanned and/or sporting something from Lululemon or Mountain Equipment Co-op (both of which were founded in or very near to Kits!). Anyway, the need to feel athletic, combined with all the amazing weather we've been having has kept us out of the house as many weekends (and evenings) as possible.

Last weekend Mike and I went hiking up at Grouse Mountain, one of the local ski hills. You take the gondola to the top of the hill, and then walk up around the back of the very peak of the mountain - when you see the "Caution - Bear in Area, Do not Approach" signs, you're going the right way (We couldn't figure out if they meant don't approach the area, or the bear, so we just kept walking). ;) The weather was great, but of course that meant for lots of (fortunately non-biting) bugs, so I haven't any photos from the hike up...
but here are the views from the top!
(can you see the little arrow? that's roughly where I live)

Mid-week, we decided to take advantage of the warm evenings, and have a picnic on the beach. Ok, I say we, but it was really Rachel's idea...
Mmmm... yummy dinner!
And here's the sunset - our queue to pack up and head back home to the warmth!

3 comments:

glittrgirl said...

Dearie me but that looks fabulous. Rushing off to check flights again....

PURLPOWER said...

Looks amazing! I have the horrid feeling though that living in the West of Scotland is the opposite: you feel obliged to get less healthy by the day if you are to fit in! You should see what some of my colleagues at C.A.B. consider a meal at lunchtime, it's quite scary.

Jen said...

Ohhhh every time I read your blog, I get just a little bit jealous. Just thinking about living in a place where you are inspired to be athletic makes me wonder what the hell I'm doing up here in Newcastle. (The answer is, sitting on the sofa, eating)
You have inspired me to go for a walk. (Will do that tomorrow)!