one of the main attractions in Whistler, B.C. is riding the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. here is a description from wikipedia on what P2P is all about: Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
(more beautiful photos by coastphoto.com here)
briefly, it is the 11 minute cable ride between Whistler mountain and Blackcomb mountain, beneficial most especially to skiers who want to ski down the slopes of both mountains since it cut the transfer time a great deal. well, i never ski, i am just one of those in awe of seeing them skiers having fun and enjoying what they do. the ride is open even to sightseers like us who just want to enjoy and appreciate God’s wonderful art via snow capped mountains and pine trees all over. such a wonderful wonderful sight.
Thanks to my dear husband for spending his days off to bring me to Whistler Blackcomb. I know he should be taking his rest but, he did it for me!! 🙂
another reason to thank him was, riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola with me, despite his fear of heights. yes, he is acrophobic. the few days before our trip, i was praying hard that he will relent to my fervent plea to ride with me..and my prayers were answered :)..
on our ride up there, he would peek and give me a smile for the camera then close his eyes again.. poor Dersky..
we had fun. we stayed overnight at the Delta Whistler Village Suites, perfect location for the village square, just within walking distance to most of the shops, restaurants and the skiing village… the weather was foggy when we arrived before noon, but the sun eventually showed up a little bit in the afternoon.
this is an early Christmas treat from my Dersky, and it was all worth the trip! would love to visit there again and appreciate another of God’s beautiful handiwork and His gift to us. enjoy some photos i took 🙂
“God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” -Genesis 1:31
“O, Holy night, the stars are brightly shining,
it is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth…”
Sang this very beautiful Christmas Carol last night in our church’s Christmas Dinner party, as well as in this morning’s service.. but instead of a calm heart, tears rolled down my cheeks… i apologize for having to share my emotions right now. i know i try my best to keep a positive, cheerful note in most of my blogs, but maybe not so much this time.
>my beloved country, the Philippines was struck by another killer flood due to typhoon Pablo (internationally designated as Typhoon Bopha) claiming about more than 500 lives and still rising. it is a flashback of what happened in Ormoc in November, 1991 (The Ormoc Tragedy of 1991) where an estimated 8,000 lives were claimed.. of Ondoy (Hurricane Ketsana), in 2009,, and many many similar natural calamities all over the world.
>i never followed Pacquiao’s boxing career, but just this morning, i heard the news that he lost his match against the mexican Marquez, in what they call a cold knock out. this will greatly affect poor Filipinos who tend to idolize Pacquiao despite going through hardship, it’s the one thing that uplifts their spirit especially in trying times, and then this….
in addition, “O, Holy Night” happened to be one of my dear mother’s favorite Christmas Carols.. i can imagine her humming or singing the tune, complete with her waving hand like conducting a choir, with eyes closed and a smile on her face, and hips a-swaying to the melodious tune….. i miss her so much.
“Long lay the world, in sin and error pining,
’til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of HOPE, the weary world rejoices,
for yonder breaks, a NEW AND GLORIOUS MORN….
i pray that rejoicing will still abound this Christmas, despite all sad news that we hear. there is always hope, for a firm ground to stand on, a lesson to learn in every hardship.
May the peace of God be with us always. May HOPE be alive in our hearts as we wait on the Lord. Amen.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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