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Wayward Traveller's Paradice in Whistler...The Fireside Recreation Outdoor Club Aug 28, 2008
After a solid morning and afternoon hike, we settle down into our humble lodgings for the next few days. This place is a wayward traveller's paradice. Full kitchen, five fridges, complete with hardware, silverware and all the amenities, two stoves, a gigantic lounge, a fireplace, a game room with foosball, ping pong and billiards, a sauna and lots of new friends and faces from all over the world. The guest lists have a very international flavor. The place is as warm and embracing as the people. This is a private club, which opens up their accomidations to the public, so treat everyone and everything with respect, and you will be treated with the most cozy experiance.
Accomidations for bikers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and even for roadside prophets. If you have a love of the outdoors, then you will love the FROC. Occasionally there is a black bear wandering around on the road out front. Just hand over the picnic basket, and no one gets hurt ^^.
Everyone conducts themselves to the minimum standards of common curtesy...well everyone conducts themselves above and beyond the call of common curtesy hahaha. Its quite a treat to be in a place of rest, surrounded by responcible people for a change haha. What a terrible time i chose to give up wine ^^;;. We were graced not only with good company, but nightly fireside concerts in the lounges in the evening. I quite reccomend them before bedtime if you can arrange for a guitar player or two. Encourage people to sing more. So many lovely voices around ^^.
We stayed in a private room for three, but there are hostel style dorms as well. This is really the first time i have stayed in a private room, as i prefer to kick it with the other travellers. Meet more people. Forces one to be social hahaha. Of course if you are travelling with two lovely ladies...i would reccomend the private rooms too hahahaha! The evenings can be quite lively, with the pitter-patter of feet and wine induced conversation over dinner. The mornings are quite serene in contrast...slow and quiet. Perfect.
Part of the Vancouver, Canada 2008 travel blog
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