Thursday, July 14, 2011

Home again, home again . . .

 We're back in our Vancouver apartment after a quick trip up to the Okanagan to visit in-laws. My BIL and SIL have a summer place there and Pater's sibs were together with his parents -- all of them together for the first time in a few years. With his parents both 84, there are a limited number of opportunities for this and the gathering was well worth the trip.
 Plus the added bonus of stunning and well-loved scenery on the way there and back. I have long abhorred the motto on our provincial licence plates -- BC: The Best Place on Earth -- as either arrogant or provincial or simply foolishly hubristic, but there's no question we live in a beautiful place. So much  variety, all within a 5-6 hour drive. Desert to rainforest, snow to cherries ripening in the sun (altho' sun is at a distinct premium here right now).
 I'll say a bit more about the trip in the next day or so, perhaps, but meanwhile here are some pretty pictures for you to enjoy while we try to wrestle our wine cases back to the island -- car, ferry, wheelbarrow . . .Eventually, we'll be sitting on the beach with a glass of Quails Gate Rosé  Say Ahhhhhhhhh . . . .

And I know I'm way behind in my blog reading and commenting what with this week's road trip following last weekend's busy-ness.  Please forgive -- I'll catch up soon.

6 comments:

  1. I think your license plates have it right.

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  2. It certainly looks beautiful ...

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  3. I must say I too am looking forward to a change in scenery; Canada like Britain has some amazing vistas only you get some decent wine too!

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  4. You do live in a truly beautiful part of the world.....you know "there is no place like home"!

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  5. Well, I'm jealous that you get to live there!

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  6. Thanks for the comments, all, we are pretty lucky here, and as Alison says, all this and wine!

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