My husband and I are flying in/out of Seattle, but staying in Vancouver then Whistler. On Monday (next week), we'll drive back from Whistler to catch our plane which leaves at 7:30 pm. I know we want to have lunch in the Space Needle, but thought we ought to have time for 1 more attraction or a stroll through shops or something. Not sure how long we should plan for the drive back and how to time everything. Would love some suggested itineraries for that day. Have thought about seeing the REI store, since hubby can visit our small one daily... Is it worth seeing? Is there anything in the airport area that'd put us closer and reduce the risk of traffic, etc on our drive in? I am typically one to cut it close because I want to fill up every possible moment with something interesting, not sitting in the airport, but I don't want to miss our flight, either! Thanks for your thoughts.