Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Welcome to Osoyoos

We arrived in Osoyoos early yesterday afternoon and spent a few hours wandering around town. It's a very busy resort town filled with tourists taking advantage of the last week to play before school starts.

It's beautiful drive down the mountains and into the Okanagan Valley. The desert landscape was mixed with the acres and acres of vineyards and orchards. Fresh fruit stands line the roads and every vineyard/winery advertises wine tasting tours. There's a lot to do and see here.

This picture was taken on the overlook where the Welcome to Osoyoos sign stands. It's a beautiful view of Osoyoos at the foot of the mountain.

Just us, squinting into the sun at the same spot overlooking the valley.

There's a beautiful walking path along the shore of the lake.

This remarkable fountain stands at the entrance to the walking paths. When the wind came up in the evening, the water seemed to dance around the fountain.

A pause along the walk for a photo shoot.

So that's how we filled our time before checking into the Spirit Ridge Resort. My next entry will feature kids, grandkids, and dogs. Stay tuned...


sara said...

"Is Grammie at Layla's?"
"oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh. iiiiiiiiiiiiii wanted to gooooooooooo to Laylaaaaaaaaaa's"

I guess I won't show her your next few blog entries :-(

Mickey said...

Gorgeous view entering Osoyoos! Remembering as we left a few yrs ago. You two are getting good at taking your own pics! Have funa and I will stay tuned.
So sorry Charlie that you aren't there!
Flying to To and back tomorrow.

Mary said...

I love the shot of Dad looking out over Osoyoos. Glad you took advantage of your timer.