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Whirlyball and Whistler! – Northwestern Odyssey


Greetings from Canada Eh!

We are currently in Vancouver and are pleased to share with you some of our recent happenings.

Our last stop in the USA before heading north, was in Seattle, Washington. We attended a comedy club next to the famous “gum wall.” It was a hilarious improv show where our very own Max C. starred in a “one-word-story” game, Andrew Ge. starred in the “slideshow game,” and Ryan showed off his fantastic dance moves in the grand finale of the show. On the 4th of July we dressed in red, white, and blue and in the evening we played Whirlyball which is a combination of lacrosse and bumper cars. We played a 6 round tournament and in the end “Team Justin” were the winners. Congrats to Justin’s team who were the champs! Special props go to Ephrem who certainly stood out as a star player. With perfect timing as we were leaving, the fireworks from Seattle started and we were able to watch them on the way back to the hotel.  This was a perfect end to the evening. The next morning we went on a “Duck Tour” of Seattle.  We got to ride in a truck that could also go in the water. On the tour we saw the original Starbucks while on land, and while on water we saw the “Sleepless in Seattle house.”

It was then on to Canada. The trip wore red and white and got decked out in Canadian temporary tattoos. At our first rest stop after the border Matt learned about loonies and toonies (one and two Canadian dollar coins). After arriving in Whistler we had an opportunity to explore Whistler village. Adam J met 3 professional long boarders and had his picture taken with them. That evening, Annie tried her first “poutine” (French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds), and Mariel and Hannah bought Canadian “toques” (winter hats.)  Andrew Go. tried one of the most famous Canadian delicacies the “beaver tail” which is a fried dough treat topped with sugar popular in the Great White North. We had a blast in Whistler!  I hope your summer is turning out to be as much fun as ours is!

From the Trip 33 blogger!

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