Our destination was the Okanagan Valley town of Oliver, B.C. where we were visiting our daughter Mary and her husband Greg and children Layla and Baron. The trip consisted of a nine hour jaunt across the Canadian Rockies, so Olive got to see some exciting scenery. She was an amazingly good traveller, sleeping most of the way, visiting with her car mates at times and crying only when she wanted us to stop so Emily could feed and change her.
|Olive all snuggled and safe in her car seat|
|Tiny grapes just beginning to form on the vines|
|One of the vineyard mansions.|
|Rows and rows of grape vines.|
|Vineyards are planted on the hills as well as on the flat land.|
|Each row has a sign indicating what wine those particular|
grapes will be made into.
|This winery had a self-led tour of the wine making process. Those|
barrels are full of wine in the process of fermenting. The whole
room was cool and smelled wonderfully of oak.
|The Road 13 winery was built to look like a castle.|
|Olive spent her tour in a wrap-around baby carrier. Emily literally|
'wears' her baby. Easy and comfortable for both of them.
|Walking in downtown Oliver, I spotted this graffiti|
on a public phone on one of the streets. Canada, eh!
|As we were out driving one evening, this beautiful rainbow appeared|
|It turned out to be a double rainbow. Can you see its double?|
|This small bridge had a large osprey nest in the top corner,|
with an osprey chick peeking from the top.
|Can you see him there?|
|This strange apparation is vines that have grown up a power|
pole and along the wires between the highway and the river.
|The beautiful Okanagan River runs through the center of the town.|
The waters are high and fast moving at this time of year because
of winter snow melt in the mountains.
|A calmer spot on the Okanagan.|
|It a beautiful place to be.|
|Charlie, followed by Baron and Mary, climbing up a steep mountain trail.|
|Elly, not quite dressed for it, but climbing anyway, on her way down here.|
|Sara, followed by Charlie. Looks like Sara's carrying Elly's|
Hello Kitty stuffie.
|Elly leading Sara up the mountain, followed by Baron, Mary,|
Layla and Charlie.
|Sara finishing her race two days later.|