Saturday, August 16, 2008
Oliver, BC - The Last Day
I couldn't finish my Oliver, BC blog while I was still there because of problems with the internet - so here's my final report - I think.
It was a hot day - at least 35C. We took Layla to her day care and then the four of us - Greg, Mary, Baron in his stroller, and Chester on his leash - drove to a starting point for a 5 km+ walk along the Okanagan River. It was a beautiful spot - the river on our left and trees on our right. I was pushing the stroller and Baron slept the whole way. At one point where the river was shallow there was a small beach-like cove with easy access to the water. It's a spot where Mary and Greg always let Chester go into the river to cool off. This time Greg and Mary waded in almost to the center of the river. I was in long pants, socks and sneakers so just stayed on the side - that is, until Mary called to me that there was a great photo op from where she was standing and I should come and photograph it. They were both completely shocked when I proceded to do just that, shoes, socks and all...I hate to be predictable! It was so-o-o-o cool. By the time we walked back to the car, my clothes were completely dry.
In the afternoon we went to the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery - the largest one in Oliver. What a beautiful place! There are acres and acres of grapes, and the winery itself if amazing with a great view of the valley. I wish I could afford to stay there, but at $350 a night with a minimum stay of 2 nights, it's a bit out of my league. I also discovered that I'll never be a wine drinker - I can barely stand the smell of it, let alone the taste.
Posted by Pat MacKenzie at 9:18 PM