Ahh, Spring. Or should I say ahhh-cho. The season of sun is here and I can’t hear many complaints as those rays are released. This is the best season as the sun is a friend giving much needed relief from the chill. Eventually that friend becomes an oppressive sucker of energy, but let’s dwell on the good for now, shall we.
After all it’s the first of the month and who can keep up with craziness of this aspiring big box town. Take the latest in the “wish I thought of that” category about to be added to our highway. For years we’ve tried to lure the illusive Whi$tler traffic of the 99, and by George I think someone’s finally done it by simply studying the typical Whi$tler traveler. One part wealth, one part party till you puke attitude, and it’s the pinch of vacation anonymity that truly creates a guaranteed recipe for sin. The scene is all to common as the reveler first awakens and realizes that things went too far. All they’re wearing is a splitting headache with a vague sinking felling that apologies will have to be made. Opening the first eye confirms enough suspicions to immediately get the sunglasses and the car. Then, the realization they’re on vacation and most likely no one they know was sober enough to bear witness. Well, that is no one except (eyes up) “him/her”. Previously, sinners were forced drive the entire stretch of the highway with that guilt. Now, "Heaven on the Highway" will be opening a drive thru confessional for those on the go. As the add reads “What happens in Whi$tler stays in Whi$tler, but Squamish forgives”.
And forgiveness might be just what we need as Vancouver’s Olympic committee is at it again with many thinking they’ve now gone too far. It appears that VANOC wants to literally put us in our place. VANOC is claiming that Squamish, while trying to prosper from the games, is once again in breach of Olympic copy write. Apparently we’re illegally positioning ourselves close to Whi$tler and Vancouver so we’re being asked to re-locate until the games are over. Already, arrangements are underway to secure the Olympic corridor’s integrity and enlighten map makers of the change.
That’s the sort of thing that would traditionally have the feisty residents of Brackendale up in arms. Well, that was before their arms were full with the eagle that was found last week. It appears that Brackendalians have been faced with a pickle of a dilemma involving what appears to be an eagle found recovering next to some fermented berries. After confirming the helpless eagle had been intoxicated the bird was told to seek help elsewhere. The outcast bird was last seen with what witnesses describe as a disgusted look as it flew off towards South Dakota, perhaps seeking a more enlightened climate.
And this is only April foo1st, I can’t wait to see what the rest of this season of sun has in store.