Whistler (British Columbia, Canada) has special meaning to me. I started travel “solo” in 2006. My very first trip was Whistler (Post#5)! Not only the scenery took my breath away, but also it was during this trip that I tasted the joy of solo travel for the first time. Whistler, from that day on, took a special place in my heart.
As I had to travel through British Columbia, I decided to go back to Whistler. I was hoping to see the breathtakingly beautiful scenery again and to relive the dream I had for the past 7 years.
One normally ends up disappointing herself when she sets up such a high expectation. Unfortunately, in this case, it turned out to be true – I didn’t get to see the spectacular scenery I was hoping for. For the whole week I was there, it rained every day except the day before I left. With dark sky, the blue lakes I had seen were gray. With rain and fog, the tall rugged mountains were not even visible most of the time. If I had never been here before, I would say Whistler isn’t a great place to visit.
Oh well, weather is something we can’t control; what I can control is my mood – even without seeing the great scenery I came here for, I still appreciated being here. I know it is a lovely place, not only in my dream, but I have seen it once. Hopefully when you are here in the future, the sun would shine; the sky would be blue; the color of the lakes would like sapphire; the tall mountains would stand straight up in front of you; and you would have a marvelous time as I had years ago.
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