On my recent trip to Whistler, British Columbia, I attempted to pack minimally. I reduced shoes to 4 pairs — boots, Vans, flip flops, and running shoes — and I left my camera at home.
That last was a big mistake. (As were the running shoes, but we don’t need to talk about that).
I ultimately ended up not going outside very much while in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Instead of taking time off to go enjoy the gorgeous mountains and Pacific rain forest, I worked. I know, dumb, right? Now that I see everyone else’s photographs from their hikes, gondola rides, and ziplining, all I can think is, What was I thinking?!
I did go for a brief walk alone on a quest for some fresh air and quiet time, and I was awed by the lushness of the Pacific Northwest. It is beautiful there. I am promising myself now that when we go back next year, I will take my camera as incentive to get myself outside to enjoy it. For now, here are some shots from my phone.