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... off-season' thing definitely has a lot of pros and cons. Great that we are getting such cheap accommodation and ridiculously fabulous service, because everyone is so quiet! But also frustrating that we've got limited access to things. It hasn't snowed enough to kick off the ski season, but all the 'summer' activities are closed. Would love to come back and visit some of these places again in the summer time, there would be sooooo much to do!! Speaking of summer, ...
Still dark when we left Banff National
Park but as the sun came up we were treated to
some more amazing mountain scenery. There seems to be no end to it in this part
of the world!
Drove through Yoho National Park
and Kicking Horse
Pass. Very scenic with
mountain trains and rivers coming in and out of view. Just like a postcard.
We stopped ...
Kelowna was another nice town, much bigger than Golden and Vernon, also with lots of farming and vineyards in the area. After touring around a little bit, we learned that its also a much more expensive place to live. It's considered the 'Napa Valley’ of Canada, complete with vineyards, a beautiful lake, and lots of sailing in the area. We didn’t get a good look at Ogopogo the lake monster, maybe he was sleeping.
... to finally be there!!!
When we got to Auntie Carol's, the boys came out straight away to help with my bags - such gentlemen! I got a quick wash and we went back out to get some groceries at the local Safeway and other stores, picking up some 'Canada’ flip flops on the way :D
Ash and I decided to go into town that night as it was Friday, and the holiday weekend so we went to Summerland where Grandma ...
... look at the "slow pitch" variation of the game when we get back to Auckland;
Ø Drove out to one of the wine districts at Oliver and came upon a bear (black bear) crossing the highway. Unfortunately it did not hang around for a photo opportunity;
Ø Went down to Osoyoos which is south of Penticton about 6km from the border with the USA. This was the ...