|Trans-Canada Highway 1 - east of Chilliwack, BC.|
|Coquihalla Highway #5 - approaching Merritt, BC.|
|Weather was improving as we made our way into the Nicola Valley.|
|Signage on the Connector road from Merritt to Peachland and the Okanagan valley.|
It was our intention to motorcycle up there but after exchanging emails with Garry, it was clear that we would not be riding. So, we drove up.
|Our descent into the Okanagan Valley and only a few minutes from Peachland.|
|Approaching Garry and Aline's home.|
|Tahlia (@ 2 years of age), Aidan (@ 2 months of age), Garry (@....well,...ah...we won't reveal his age!!!)|
|From a brand new deck above, we view the beautiful garden below and the build of a future greenhouse.|
|Inspector Garry is hidden behind me. Jesse in the black muscle shirt and Marcel in the white t-shirt.|
|This side and the front of the greenhouse will be covered in clear plexiglass panels. One inside rock wall - exposed to the majority of the sunshine - will release passive heat when the sun goes down. This is a passive solar greenhouse. Neat concept!|
|The garden has netting to prevent the local deer, bears and other wildlife from stealing the vegetables and fruits.|
|A view from their front deck looking east towards Lake Okanagan.|
|Aidan doesn't shy from anyone. He's a happy little guy. His father, John, was away on business in Kamloops during our visit. John is a good friend of our son.|
|After a hard day (for some) we enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail. Marcel is resting his weary bones after a day of work. Garry is holding court!|
|Could not help myself! What a cute little fella....and oh so good too!!!|
|Later in the evening - when the others had gone to bed, Aline, Jeanette and I stood out on the east forward deck to admire the beautiful reflection of the moon on Lake Okanagan.|
|Hmmm... is Aline giving Garry some lessons on the computer or is Garry showing her a web site with a special lift mechanism they need to raise a glass roof panel to release heat from the greenhouse?|
|The greenhouse is built to emulate the look of the house up the hill. Very creative design!|
|A view of the second - and newest - deck that was just recently completed. I sure like the spiral staircase.|
|Jesse, me and Marcel.|
|I think Jeanette was hoping that I would zoom in a little to make it appear as though she is as tall as Jesse....but hey, I could not tell a lie.|
Jeanette and I had a good three hour drive back home. It was a quick, 27 hour visit but it was so nice to spend the time with them. Our thanks for the awesome hospitality, the wonderful meals and the always engaging chats.
Thanks for dropping by. Wishing you all a very nice weekend.
......where's our sun? .....where's our sun?....where's our sun?........Ho Hum.......will summer arrive soon? Let's hope so!