|Wine capital of BC|
So last weekend we took a little trip to Kelowna, the Okanagan, in the interior of British Columbia. It was my first trip there and we had a great group of 6 to share a wonderful vacation home. I’ve been wanting to visit for ages as it’s BC’s wine region and is famous for its local produce.
|Lots of weddings and nice scenery|
|everyone helping out in the kitchen|
|The Summerhill Winery|
|Moo having loads of fun outside her normal home|
|our beautiful rental|
This was the first time we’ve taken Moo for a trip and as our cat-sitter was coming along, we figured we’d give it a go. Moo is not a typical cat and has experience moving homes as a rescue. We had an idea she would be fine because she was so quickly comfortable in our house when we first got her. So this time we traveled with a full car-load, cat scratchers, litter box, luggage, food, 3 humans, 1 cat and 1 dog. Moo and Whiskey were great in the car for our 5 hour trip although Moo wouldn’t take any treats (Whiskey had no issues). When we arrived, Moo didn’t eat for 1.5 days but was exploring non-stop. Luckily the house we had was 2 floors and Moo felt safe on the top floor away from a friend’s mini Dachshund (who wasn’t allowed up the stairs). In all, we were 6 people, 2 dogs and 1 cat.
|Whiskey working for bacon|
|naps surrounded by a zoo|
|yummy home cooked meals|
Our first day consisted of a farmer’s market, 3 vineyards, a goat cheese farm, and an amazing Korean rice roll dinner. Whiskey strolled around the vineyards and I had such trouble keeping her calm with the wild Quail (with babies!), ground squirrels, marmots, and birds everywhere!
|Waiting for the adults to taste|
|Oh Boy! A goat farm!!|
|Very interested in goats|
Our 2nd day was a lazy sleep in, followed by fun on the lake, a bbq dinner, and board games.
|Ginger rather stays on the beach|
|Getting ready to do a 3km swim|
|BBq dinner for all|
|S’mores over the fire|
Moo even got to explore the garden for short (very carefully watched) outings. The 3 acre plot was fenced off so we felt very safe letting Whiskey roam (though she stayed really close to us the whole time).
|Not quite sure about going outside|
|I wonder what she’s thinking|
|Checking out the garden|
|Time to come in!|
|It’s nice she can travel with us|
|Moo’s been great with the two dogs|
Our last day was spent doing a little hike up Bear Creek, then a lazy breakfast followed by packing and heading out. The road trip back was uneventful with beautiful passing scenery. We really can’t wait to come back for a longer stay.
|Oh boy, someone’s happy to run|
|There was a recent devastating fire|
|I swear she’s so cute!|
|I love this tree|
|It’s hot out here!|
|Still happy to pose|