I did snowshoeing with a tour that took us to the top of the mountain on the gondola. Then I went snowmobiling in deep powder snow! I had been waiting more than a month for the snow!
I was able to make lots of friends from the beer tour, and game night at the library. My new friends and I played trivia and bingo at a bar. I was also hit on by a creep who take no for an answer.
I saw a bear on a hike and the weather was great! I explored my favorite fancy hotel and enjoyed the highlife. I also went on a nighttime club crawl. Some lovely girls from a bachelorette party accepted me into their group.
I found out that my doctor passed away, which was very upsetting. I went for a hike to reflect. The next day, I took the ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles and returned to the U.S.
I went on a bike tour in Victoria, which was a great way to explore the city and learn some history. I also did a walking ghost tour.
It isn’t easy to decide where to go when you can go anywhere. There’s immense pressure not to make the wrong decision. I also realized that traveling long term meant that I might not be able to date. If I traveled for two years, that meant no dating for two years.
I drove across Vancouver Island to Tofino. I went on two short hikes and then went on a whale watching tour. We even had a baby whale circling our boat.
I zip-lined through the trees on Whistler mountain. The lines were long and fast! It was great weather, but they even do it in the winter. It was a great way to end my time in Whistler.
I took the Peak to Peak gondola up to the top of the mountain and then across on the world’s longest continuous lift. The views were awesome. Then I met up with the musician that I met earlier on Tinder.
I was on a e-bike tour when a woman froze right in front of me. I slammed on the breaks & just barely hit her as she grabbed the handle bars. I met a musician from Tinder and had a nice time meeting up with him.
My muscles were still so tight that I could barely move. I went to the Scandinave spa, which had tons of hot tubs nestled in the mountains!
My muscles were spasming so I drove to Washington to see a chiropractor. The next day it was worse, so I drove back to Washington to go to Urgent Care. I could barley move and didn’t sleep most of the night due to the pain.
The highway of tears is a 450-mile stretch of highway in Canada where many women have gone missing and have never been found. It runs from Prince George to Prince Rupert. There are lots of billboards highlighting the dangers.
I ran into a guy randomly, multiple times! I’ve always been a dreamer, so I would tell my friend in high school that life is like it is in movies and in books. Actually, real life is greater than any movie could be!
I stopped for two hitchhikers who needed a ride into Alaska. I questioned them a lot. Giving a ride to a fellow backpacker is one thing. Bringing unknown foreigners into the US is another story.
I saw a bear and a moose on the side of the road. Then just before the border, there are signs showing the line between Alaska and Canada. I pulled over and looked into the forest.
About 20 minutes into my hike, I was close to a large boulder when I saw a large black bear about 25 feet away me, to the left of the boulder. Panicked, I gasped, turned around, and started heading back down. Then I realized I’m not supposed to do that and I’m supposed to scare him. I turned around, hoping he wasn’t charging me.
Beautiful scenery driving the Alaska highway. Some stops include Sign Post Forest & Liard Hot Springs. I included a lot of photos & videos.