It was a great ride along Highway 3 (the Hope/ Princeton highway, as some refer to it), and our specific intention was to visit with our very close and long time friends.
|Heading east on the BC southern route - Highway 3. Great route; great road; great scenery; great weather!|
|Wonderful bakery/deli in Princeton.|
|We both love great coffee and this place did not disappoint.|
|The Similkameen River shoulders Highway 3 for several miles.|
|Lake Okanagan - a 100 mile long lake - is a huge draw for Western Canadian tourists during the summer months.|
|They have a beautiful home that looks down on Okanagan Lake.|
|Garry had a good look at our new ride and gave it the two thumbs up!|
When Garry and Aline retired, they moved to their dream home in Peachland. It is a beautiful home; surrounded by trees, various plants, shrubs and a garden that would be the envy for novice and expert gardeners.
|Garry is soon to celebrate his birthday and we were thrilled to be there to start the early celebration.|
|John with little son, Aiden|
|L-R Tamara, Aline and Simone|
|Seldom short for words....Garry was thrilled with the attention. And why not????? He loves rhubarb....and this crisp was baked specifically for the celebration.|
|Our son in law's mom (Sandi) and her husband (Bob).|
|Beautiful Okanagan Valley|
Yesterday morning presented some ominous looking dark grey skies.....but weather doesn't deter us from riding and, following a nice breakfast with Sandi and Bob, we packed our ride and headed for a mid-morning coffee and visit with Garry and Aline before heading back for home.
By 1:30 pm, we said our bye byes and, once the hugs and laughter concluded, Jeanette and I rode off. "Thank you for a wonderful visit and a great evening dinner over Lake Okanagan."
Heading south towards Penticton we could see some mean looking clouds on the horizon. We were heading straight into some nasty weather.
|Hoping we might avoid the impending rain, we suited up in case. Good thing we did!|
|Shortly after the rainfall.|
|This little river is appealing - certainly to me - as a place to ride the downstream flow in our Sea Eagle kayak. I should plan on this!|
|With steep, nine degree inclines, it's normal to slow right down when following large semi trailer trucks. Once passing lanes come into view, drivers make quick work of getting past the trucks.|
Once I post this blog, I plan to wash and detail the motorcycle. It is riddled with splattered bugs and with residue from the short but furious rain storm we rode through.
That's all for now.
Thanks for dropping by.