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Whistler and Seattle trips + Thanksgiving!

It has been a very busy couple of weeks with weekends away to Whistler and Seattle whilst trying to complete 2 assignments, 4 mid term exams and keeping up with classes! Whistler was so much fun, myself and 7 other girls went up on a Greyhound bus and stayed the weekend in Whistler Creek, about a 5min bus ride out of the village. The scenery was gorgeous as we wound up the mountain.

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On the Sunday night of that weekend, I went to my roomates house at Maple Ridge, about an hour outside of Vancouver, for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Soooo much food: turkey, pumpkin pie, roasted vegies, you name it!

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This weekend a group of about 20 of us went to Seattle for the weekend. The border is an hour away from Vancouver, and the total trip is about 4 hours. It is such a weird feeling being able to go to another country by driving for an hour, can't do that in Australia! Crossing the border is quite an experience into the US, they screen your bags, ask you a million questions. But coming back into Canada they are so chilled compared to the US side. It was a great weekend away, except my credit card declines to agree....so much shopping! We went to the Washington State Huskies vs USC American Football game at the Century Field Stadium on the Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere was intense, the crowd attendance was 66,000 and they had the stereotypical American marching band and cheerleaders! Lucky we had an American friend from the hostel who could explain the rules of the game to us as we had no idea what was going on!

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After the game, we went to a real American house party in the university district, was so much fun! We took many a photo with this American flag draped around us haha!

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The city of Seattle was beautiful, except it rained the whole weekend. I have to get used to it now for the next couple of months as it rains so much in Vancouver!

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Anyways I best be off, I have two mid terms this week which I have not even started studying for yet....eek! Alana xx

Posted by Alana Tapley 11:12 Archived in USA

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