Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Biking and Boozing (in that order)

Busy month for guests this month; no sooner had we said goodbye to my sister and her two, we had Andy P over to stay with us for the long weekend in Kamloops - so much for getting on the job hunting case...He rode 8 hours from Calgary to get here; I did say not to buy a Harley...We then had a good couple of days riding round the region in a variety of weather; from the 30s in the Okanagan Valley to single figures riding up and over the mountains from Kelowna to Merrit. We got soaked through and frozen at one point, stopping to heat up on hot chocolate and adding any spare layers we had; but it was on the best road in the area so we did it again - twice! We dragged Helen out one day with the promise of stopping at a winery for lunch, sat out on the patio with a stunning view overlooking Lake Okanagan. Helen enjoyed her choice of BC wine whilst we suffered our Pepsis, saving our wine till later - I do believe we made up for it though when we got back to the RV!We cooked outside and stuck it out as long as possible until it really did get too cold; it does cool off here once the sun goes down, even as early as late August and we're not as tough as Canadians who don't even put long sleeves on if it's above freezing point.This morning we filled Andy up with a hot breakfast, again cooked outside, to hopefully see him through the best part of his 8 hour trip home; at least he's got a hot-tub when he gets there - we took the day off to recover! Actually not the whole day; we did manage a few mile walk along the South Thomson River and a spin up the race-track like road to Sun Peaks; Kamloops' own ski resort - hopefully we'll be seeing more of that one day...

1 comment:

Andy said...

A great weekend for the 'end' of the year with the bonus that Chris got to clean a Harley....... Thanks for your hospitality and yes BC looks like the place to be!!!!