Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer Travel

 We are only about 3 hours from the Okanagan Valley where there are warm lakes, cool breezes and beautiful wineries like Burrowing Owl and Tinhorn Creek.
 Osoyoos Lake has sandy shores and lots of walkways.

 We stayed at the Observatory B&B.  We met Jack and Alice in Arizona where they have a sky village after I gave D this weekend for a Christmas gift.
We spent two evenings searching for stars and planets and photographing them. It was fun to see him speaking his language with others who understood.

The fruit markets were amazing. The warm, freshly picked nectarines,
and peaches. Yum.
I don't know what these taste like, but they are pretty.
Our climate is too cool and wet for peaches, so it is an annual celebration to eat Okanagan peaches.
And the merlot grapes were our favourite, on the vine and in the glass.
Squeezing out the last of the summer weekends. There was lots of knitting in the car. Most of the baby girl sweater, finished the Piper's Journey shawl and started the Honeycomb Mitts.
This week we move our kids to their university residences and we will start a new life as (partially) empty nesters.

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