|Brie out for a walk with her Nana|
|At the local bicycle endurance track with Easton|
|Taking on an obstacle course|
|A bit of playtime before bedtime|
|A walk in the park|
|The groom in the red shirt (white tie) and the bride along with one of her best friends.|
|Highway 9 - south towards Sedro Wooley, WA.|
The border was seamless and we were over the 49th parallel within minutes.
|A great little coffee spot along Highway 20|
|Unbelievable mountain scenery.|
|Once over the North Cascade mountains, we arrived in the western town of Winthrop.|
|A rustic yet most interesting western town.|
|Blackened hillsides that were ravaged by mid-summer fires.|
|Arriving at the 'T' in the road, we headed south on Highway 97 to Lake Chelan, WA.|
|One of the lake-shore resorts on Lake Chelan, WA.|
|And walk we did. The town has a paved walkway that surrounds the extreme southern end.|
|Beautiful Lake Chelan.|
|Riding along Highway 97 north in the Okanogan countryside of Washington State.|
|Approaching the Osoyoos Border entry into British Columbia's Okanagan Valley|
For your information, I did manage a TV newsroom for CBC-TV (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).
That was several years before I created and Executive Produced my own network television series
and before I managed two TV stations; eventually leaving the CBC to open and operate
my multimedia production company.
|The port of entry at Osoyoos, BC, Canada|
|Enjoying a large apple at a BC Okanagan fruit stand in Oliver.|
|One of the many spots to enjoy Lake Okanagan.|
|Beautiful gardens along our walk in downtown Penticton, BC|
|The very last paddle wheeler to shuttle people and goods between Penticton (in south Okanagan Lake) to Vernon (at the very northern end of Lake Okanagan.|
|Heading north along Highway 97 on the western edge of Lake Okanagan|
Garry is living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Any opportunity to drop in for a visit is important to us. He tires very quickly. We had a good three hour visit before leaving Peachland by 4:00 pm. We headed for home, taking the Okanagan Connector Highway to Merritt, BC, then south along the Coquihalla Highway. Our return ride had us back in our driveway within 3.25 hours.
|A view along the Okanagan Connector Highway - heading west towards Merritt, BC|
|Heading for another golf course. Denis (left) and Fred (right)|
I'll write a bit more about the Pacific Northwest USA golf card in a future blog. The card offers some incredibly inexpensive golf rounds on some pretty amazingly lovely and challenging golf courses.
That covers things from here for now. Our routine has returned to a more even balance. We should be able to keep up with our favourite blogs and possibly contribute a few more regular blogs, from time to time. We'll see!
Thanks for dropping by.