Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oliver Goes International

I guess you could call it a "babymoon" but I'd rather not. Instead, we'll say that Brian and I thought it would be nice to get out of dodge for a few days while we didn't have to bring a stroller, car seat, five days of food, the pack n play & a whole extra suitcase for our player-to-be-born later. 2008 Whistler 003

Instead, we brought Ollie with us for a long weekend in Whistler, BC - the site of our first weekend away back in '03, three New Years Celebrations since we've known each other and our beautiful wedding back in March of '05.

This was Ollie's first real vacation trip, and definitely our first foray at taking him out of the country, and I'm happy to report it all went splendidly.

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A few things we learned:

  • There is a difference between hotels that "allow pets" and ones that are "pet friendly."
  • Oliver LOVES playing in the water, especially with other dogs
  • While you only need proof of a rabies vaccination to bring your dog in/out of Canada, you have to show proof of a whole bunch of other shots in order to bring him to doggie daycare.
  • Vacation while pregnant is VERY different from vacation when not pregnant - for everyone involved.
  • Tropic Thunder is absolutely as funny as everyone is saying.
  • We will likely not be traveling the Sea-to-Sky Highway again until after the Olympics in '10. Construction made what is usually a trip that takes just over an hour into a 2-hour ordeal from the mountain to Vancouver. But once they are done with that road, it'll be spectacular!

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All in all, it was a very nice weekend full of R&R, lots of play time with Ollie, some good food and nice weather. Brian even got to go golfing at Big Sky! Now we're back home, trying to prepare for Baby Dub's arrival in just seven short weeks.

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