Hello from a the end of a fabulous weekend here. The weatherman said this might be the last lovely summer weekend, and so Robert and I got out of town.
We drove to the interior of BC, to Summerland, (perfect for a summery weekend, no?), for a car show…lol. Yes, we’re crazy like that. But it was a wonderful car show full of brilliant, candy-coloured, shiny, vintage beauties. It was even called “Endless Summer”, and we enjoyed it to the max.
Summerland is on the shore of Okanagan Lake, (my daughter Kerstin and her family live right on the other side of this lake, but were in Vancouver for the weekend…figures), and the day was so lovely and hot and the lake looked so tempting, that we decided we wanted to go for a swim, but realised we both forgot to pack our bathing suits. There was nothing for it, we decided that we had to buy some. So I asked some residents about a store near by and they said we had to drive to either one of the larger towns, miles away, to get bathing suits. Slightly deflated and too hot, we drove thru Summerland and I spied a thrift store!!! Immediately parked up and ran into the store only to find a sale where one buys a garbage bag for $1 and fills it up. Have you ever heard of such a thing? I haven’t! But my little whip round the store produced about 10 pairs of board shorts and swimming trunks, a couple of T-shirts and tank tops, and a couple blankets to sit on. I figured something would fit, and something did! In the water we went. It was heaven. 😀
I tried to book us an overnight room at a B&B in the area, but didn’t find any last minute spots, so we drove out of the Okanagan to my favourite little town of Hedley and stayed at the most wonderful Hedley Inn. Hedley is an early 1900 gold town and I just love it there. Sunday morning we woke up to another beautiful day, we had a pancake breakfast with the majority of the town in the senior’s hall, popped into the farmer’s market and yard sale, and had a leisurely drive home stopping all along the way.
Back in Vancouver now. Expecting rain to develop overnight and thinking this weekend was the perfect ending to a wonderful summer. I’m ready for the autumn now. 😀