Or should I say, back in harness! Either way, I'm definitely wishing I were still on holiday! We continued our tasting experiences with a trip to a local cheese shop, The Farmer's Daughter, whose name elicited some joking among the guys. But it was quite elegant, with wine and cheese flights served outside on the … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
With all of us needing a break, we booked a trip to Sidney -- no, not that one! In the time of COVID, we've gone to Sidney, British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. My younger son has only a couple of days between semesters, but has been able to join his classes remotely, and … Continue reading Finally, My August Vacation
One of the things I love about driving to Osoyoos is seeing the changing scenery as we move towards the desert. (Osoyoos is a strange mix, having both desert and lush fruit-growing areas.) I try to snap pictures as we go, but most of them get discarded due to my unique knack of snapping just … Continue reading The Journey and the First Days
I had a nice, long lie-in this morning, trying not to feel guilty, like I should be up and doing something. After I eventually roused myself and got ready for the day, I enjoyed my coffee and a simple breakfast in my room. I always travel with the dark roast coffee I like and the … Continue reading The Escape: Day 2
It's hard to express just how overwhelmed and exhausted I have felt lately, with the volume of work I've had. (Sorry if I haven't replied yet to your comments or emails.) It feels like I can't keep my head above water or see land on the horizon. I may post more about this, but for … Continue reading The Escape: Day 1
I came back from the beach with new resolve that somehow I would get my life organized enough to do the things that feel good to me, like blogging. We were going to make time to swim every day (did it twice) and I would be home cooking dinner more often instead of working (didn't … Continue reading I Can’t Believe It’s Been 4 Weeks…
It's around a 5-hour drive from Vancouver to Osoyoos, and the scenery changes as we move along the road. Osoyoos is Canada's only desert, so as we approach the town, you can see the vegetation start to change. In a bit of a contradiction, though, the area in and around Osoyoos is also known for … Continue reading The Journey to Here
Three vacations in a summer! I can't remember when I last had that much time away. I'm a little behind in recounting my adventures, so I think I'll start first with my most recent trip, a mini-escape, while it's still fresh in my mind. Thanks to my Air Miles collecting, my hubby and I were … Continue reading 2018 Vacation #3: Parksville, B.C.