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.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I can't believe Mary did that days after having a baby! wowsers!!! I have had a c-section too, sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Mary was up and about mere days after her surgery - she heals amazingly well...a lot like her mother! Pat

Emily said...

sounds like a beautiful day

JQ said...

Very Meta

RAE said...

I can't believe you went in shoes and socks and all LOL! Fun photo!

Erica said...

Don't worry Pat, I'll drink your share. Love the stuff, especially the reds and Burrowing Owl deserves all of their awards.