Five years ago, I flew from Southern California to British Columbia to visit my mum and uncle for American Thanksgiving. My mum was living in Osooyos at the time and my uncle was living in Vancouver. Osooyos is located in the Okinagan Valley, which is the Napa Valley of Canada. Pretty much the only thing to do when it’s freezing there is wine tasting. (Not that I’m complaining.) Actually, before visiting Osooyos I wasn’t particularly fond of wine. It wasn’t until I explored the wineries of the Okinagan Valley that I began to acquire a taste for it. I only like whites and ice wines at first, but now all I drink are cabs and merlot.
|Flying in to Kelowna, B.C.|
|My mum and step-dad.|
|While we were in Osoyoos, my aunt flew in from Portland to visit us. She stayed at a Spa with a huge Jacuzzi overlooking the vineyards. It was fabulous.|
After a few days in Osoyoos, we drove to Vancouver with my uncle. It was about a five-hour drive through white mountains and icy roads. Vancouver was a blast. We ate at delicious restaurants and drank at cute little pubs. It really is a gorgeous city. A bit too cold for me, though. 🙂
|More views from the road.|
|I love this picture of me on the tracks because you can see my uncle taking a leak in the background… classic.|