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  • Freedom 55 - Whistler Weekend | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    all we d be doing it by paddling the River of Golden Dreams about the coolest name for any river Ever Kevin At the Bow Colleen Friesen Stormy winds added a few ripples to Alta Lake but with Chris in the helm Kevin at the bow and myself lounging against the strapped in drybags where I could occasionally dip my paddle to help there was nothing to fear in my defense I d twisted my ankle a little at the end of the hike and it was seizing up rapidly making paddling rather tricky With the wind at our backs we quickly left the lake behind and entered the River of Golden Dreams a narrow passage festooned with sunny yellow lillies and low hanging trees Meanwhile thunder boomed behind the mountains sounding closer with each reverberation It was close to five when we pulled into Green Lake and could get a real good look behind us What we saw was an ominous black cloud matched with more and more booming thunder Chris radioed the van s driver we exited the canoes and like magic we were delivered back to our car at the Pan Pacific for the drive home to Vancouver The heavens opened up just as we left the hotel Timing perfection Thank you Chris One bag of ice and some ibuprofen later and once the monsoon stopped a beautiful drive down the Sea to Sky highway and we were back in our Vancouver world I am writing this today while sitting on the sofa in our little apartment in the Olympic Village There is a fresh bag of ice on my ankle which feels almost completely recovered and my coffee mug rests on a very groovy artisanal cedar coaster Our inukshuks gleam and beckon from their perch on the bookshelves where they point the way back to Whistler If this is what Freedom 55 looks like I think we re going to be alright Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Creativity Photos Travel Tagged aging British Columbia canoeing happiness healthy living hiking travel Whistler 10 Responses Wandering Carol May 25 2015 at 4 33 pm Permalink Great post Colleen Very helpful as I ll be in Whistler in August Cannot wait Reply Colleen Friesen May 25 2015 at 4 35 pm Permalink We loved every single activity It was a fabulous weekend Hope you can fit in a visit to Vancouver Reply Susie May 25 2015 at 9 11 pm Permalink Wow who knew and I live at Whistler part time Well I did know about the vodka room of course and the trip down the River of Golden Dreams as it starts basically from our dock but the rest of it I had no idea Thanks Colleen and KEVIN Reply Colleen Friesen May 25 2015 at 9 16 pm Permalink Susan I m so glad I could throw a few Whistler tricks your way We are so proud of

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  • Creativity | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog - Part 42
    S S Dec 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me of Colleen Friesen on Create or Consume Merry Christmas to you and FEATURED VIDEO Get the Traveling Light Ebook FRIENDS FANS From Instagram Colleen Friesen Colleen Friesen is a travel cappuccino junkie writer mixed media artist and photographer living in Vancouver s Olympic Village with her business consultant golfing wine aficionado husband Kevin Redl View Full Profile TRAVEL TIPS TRENDS The world s most magnificent railway stations January 6 2016 Malicious acts surpassed accidents as the chief cause of airline deaths Industry tally January 5 2016 Where to go in 2016 Our annual roundup of travel suggestions

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  • Creativity | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts January 2016 M T W T F S S Dec 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me of Colleen Friesen on Create or Consume Merry Christmas to you and FEATURED VIDEO Get the Traveling Light Ebook FRIENDS FANS From Instagram Colleen Friesen Colleen Friesen is a travel cappuccino junkie writer mixed media artist and photographer living in Vancouver s Olympic Village with her business consultant golfing wine aficionado husband Kevin Redl View Full Profile TRAVEL TIPS TRENDS The world s most magnificent railway stations January 6 2016 Malicious acts surpassed accidents as the chief cause

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  • Writing Conblog - Big Money | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    to resolve that memoir novel issue once and for all in 2011 And on that note I bid thee all a very Happy New Year and best of luck on your 2011 resolutions or your steadfast avowal of same Share this Reddit LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Pinterest Like this Like Loading Related Posted in Random Observations Uncategorized Tagged Writing writing conblog writing quotes 4 Responses Michele December 31 2010 at 12 48 pm Permalink Good luck on your writing course I m looking forward to reading your novel and or memoir As for me I m at 55 000 words and vow I won t return to Canada until I m done a first draft Of course I may have to sell the house get a divorce rob a bank Reply Colleen Friesen December 31 2010 at 12 55 pm Permalink Michelle I take it you re suffering in Mexico while we speak Seriously 55 000 words is great I can t wait to read it How long will you be down there again I can t believe I ve decided to not travel for seven months It feels like forever already and I haven t really started yet Maybe Mexico doesn t really count as traveling Reply Gwen January 3 2011 at 8 02 am Permalink I think it s time for me to pull my copy of On Writing from the bookshelf and give it another read Good luck with the writing course btw I know it will be awesome Reply Colleen Friesen January 3 2011 at 12 16 pm Permalink Go for it What have you got to lose Nada That s what Let s go for it this year K Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name Email 7 232 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments JavaScript must be turned on to leave a comment Comment Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Get Colleen in your Inbox Type in your e mail address in the box below to have Traveling Light delivered directly to your inbox It ll be great Email Address Search Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts December 2010 M T W T F S S Nov Jan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico

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  • Hello world! | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts December 2008 M T W T F S S Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me of Colleen Friesen on Create or Consume Merry Christmas to you and FEATURED VIDEO Get the Traveling Light Ebook FRIENDS FANS From Instagram Colleen Friesen Colleen Friesen is a travel cappuccino junkie writer mixed media artist and photographer living in Vancouver s Olympic Village with her business consultant golfing wine aficionado husband Kevin Redl View Full Profile TRAVEL TIPS TRENDS The world s most magnificent railway stations January 6 2016 Malicious acts surpassed accidents as the

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  • Remembrance Day | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    that he s using his talents to honour others Of course what else did we expect of a kid with such cool parents who get it Reply Sharon Oddie Brown November 11 2011 at 8 32 pm Permalink He definitely has the eye Amazing Reply Colleen Friesen November 12 2011 at 12 43 am Permalink Hey Sharon his ability to tell a story in a few minutes is really something especially considering his other films were done last year when he was eleven as if twelve isn t young enough Reply Laurie November 12 2011 at 3 23 pm Permalink Wow that was extremely moving I still am welled up That young man is so talented He definitely has a future in filmmaking It has a special significance to me as my dad was overseas for almost five years while my mom waited for him All through my childhood my father had such a hard time talking about the war it was much too painful for him to revisit the memories I am not sure the vets ever get over the trauma They certainly deserve to be honoured even for future generations Reply Colleen Friesen November 12 2011 at 7 05 pm Permalink Laurie I think you re right that vets never get over the trauma It must be so hard to re enter civilian life after experiencing so much horror And yes Mac is so good at paying homage to whichever subject he chooses It s going to be interesting to see where his path leads him Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name Email 7 232 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments JavaScript must be turned on to leave a comment Comment Notify me of follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email Get Colleen in your Inbox Type in your e mail address in the box below to have Traveling Light delivered directly to your inbox It ll be great Email Address Search Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts November 2011 M T W T F S S Oct Dec 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen

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  • Link Love | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    delivered directly to your inbox It ll be great Email Address Search Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts June 2010 M T W T F S S May Jul 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me of Colleen Friesen on Create or Consume Merry Christmas to you and FEATURED VIDEO Get the Traveling Light Ebook FRIENDS FANS From Instagram Colleen Friesen Colleen Friesen is a travel cappuccino junkie writer mixed media artist and photographer living in Vancouver s Olympic Village with her business consultant golfing wine aficionado husband Kevin Redl View Full Profile TRAVEL TIPS TRENDS The world s most

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  • Earth Hour | Vancouver Travel Blogger Colleen Friesen - Traveling Light Travel Blog
    Email Address Search Facebook Flickr Google Plus Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest RSS Feed Twitter YouTube Calendar of Posts March 2009 M T W T F S S Feb Apr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Popular Tag Cloud Comments Blogging Writing and Spring Clean Up 1621 views Posted April 26 2010 SideStix on the Dragon s Den 1388 views Posted November 30 2011 Maasai Sandals 1343 views Posted August 11 2009 Delicious Reasons to Love Olympic Village Vancouver 1308 views Posted October 28 2013 Hell on Wheels 1149 views Posted July 13 2009 aging Arizona art ashram authentic life Books British Columbia cycling cycling trips death food France friends happiness healthy living hiking Hotels India kayaking life living well love memoir Mexico motivation New Mexico packing personal photography Photos Poetry reading recipes simple life South Africa Sunshine Coast travel Traveling Travel writing Vancouver video walking Writing writing advice youtube Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year Thank you so much Laurie Laurie Beeman on Acts of Creation A New Year I really enjoy all your Colleen Friesen on Acts of Creation A New Year What a beautiful quote from Donna Janke on Acts of Creation A New Year Your post reminded me of Colleen Friesen on Create or Consume Merry Christmas to you and FEATURED VIDEO Get the Traveling Light Ebook FRIENDS FANS From Instagram Colleen Friesen Colleen Friesen is a travel cappuccino junkie writer mixed media artist and photographer living in Vancouver s Olympic Village with her business consultant golfing wine aficionado husband Kevin Redl View Full Profile TRAVEL TIPS TRENDS The world s most magnificent railway stations January 6 2016 Malicious acts

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