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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. 😀

Comments: 7

  • September 14, 2015

    timewarp, what with those oldtimers… and what gorgeous late summer weather are you having to go swimming like that? oh, is this heaven and a half? your recount is made of pure autumnal magic, down to the one dollar thrift shop bag. hee hee… you lucky birds, and you guys so deserve it, always on the look out for lovely things to happen… i saw the film as you were telling it!

    i also have a new drawing theme ready for you, if you like. since you are ready for fall, you may like this too…. you are very welcome, nadine?

  • daryledelstein

    September 14, 2015

    oh the colors .. and the fun of an adventure w/o proper forethought is fabulous .. my kind of adventure!

  • September 16, 2015

    What a magic place V. Love the pics of you and Robert swimming, as for those cars .. Hubby looks engrossed. Great post thanks for sharing your day ?

  • September 16, 2015

    I have no idea where that ? came from! Lol ..

  • September 16, 2015

    Veronica you did an amazing job capturing the joyful spirit of your weekend. The photos were perfect and oh I loved seeing you both enjoying that cool water. The only feeling missing from your description was the wetness from your splashes. You guys sound like so much fun. I’ve never been to a car show before but those candy colored cars made me feel like I was going back in time. hahaha Also I can’t thank you enough for sharing your own experience of returning to college. I feel so grateful when friends like you not only take the time to read my post but also let me know how you can relate to it. I’ve always found something rather magical in how we like-minded people find each other. Although, somehow I can’t imagine you being nervous doing anything new. You seem rather fearless to me. 🙂

  • September 18, 2015

    What a wonderful get-away, Veronica! Living in the moment – that’s what its all about! Love the candy colored cars and the house picture, but all photos are a breath of fresh air!

  • September 19, 2015

    I don’t think this is your post for skin
    and yet i saw skin in every image: water, you, him, seeds, paint on fences, the beauty of the cars and so on. wonderful weekend indeed.

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