Yesterday morning I hiked out to Lost Lake, which gave me my 10,000 steps on my Fitbit before 11am. Then in the evening a bunch of us went out for another quick hike to see an old train wreck in the woods (pictures below). And then on top of that we had the Automattic closing party last night, which involved a lot of dancing (or at least jumping in place and shaking my fist in the air). The picture above is a personal best, but it’s not the whole story, because that counter resets at midnight. When I finally went to bed at ~1:30am I already had 7,800 steps for today. Craaaaazy.
I left the hotel this morning to go for a walk. I thought I might end up at a coffee shop, so I brought my laptop. Instead I ended up walking all the way out to Lost Lake. It’s a great easy hike, but a messenger bag is not ideal.
Today we took a break from work to do some team building activities. I went downhill mountain biking for the first time, and it was a ton of fun. A little scary for the first trip down the mountain, because it took a while to get used to the fact that the rocks and roots wouldn’t knock me off my bike like they would with my road bike. But then we went down two more times, and it was great. I just had to relax and stop thinking so much.
Then this afternoon I went ziplining through the rain forest which held up to its name – it was raining the whole time. So I got soaked, but it was still a blast. The picture above is from the top of one of the trees where we took a break.
The most important part of any business trip is bringing back gifts for the kids. I know it’s safe to post this because I know my kids don’t read my blog, but I can’t post pictures of the gifts for my wife. For now she’ll just have to assume that I bought fancy Canadian diamond earrings.
These are actually pretty tasty.
The first day of the Automattic Grand Meetup this year was spent with our various teams, and the lead of my team put together a scavenger hunt through Whistler Village. It was a lot of fun, and gave us a good chance to get all around the area and see what’s out there. And the weather was great, which didn’t hurt.