Winery day, October 02, 2020

First stop Arrowleaf Cellars in Lake Country, neighbouring town to Kelowna

It is incredibly scenic.

Our first, wine tasting experience The samples wines were light to medium bodied wines, we enjoy full more.  Deb pointed us in the right direction. 

Next stop Grey Monk Estate Winery

Didn’t take a photo of the tasting but it was similar to winery #1.  Purchased wine here, no photo.  I am slacking off. We decide to impose a 2 winery a day limit!

October 01, Thursday move in day

Here we are again, back with Bailey this time.  Through the gate we go!  Disconnect Bob, drive to our spot, we’re in 🙂

Take a walk around the grounds, the park borders on Duck Lake aka Ellison Lake.

Duck Lake    has ducks!

There is a goldfish pond

Stuff to do not that we are brave enough to join in. Sad, the hot tub isn’t open.

I think, hope, we’ll enjoy Winter here.  Lots to explore starting with wineries.

September 30, exploring we will go

We passed this on the way to Vernon and said we had to come back.  Here we are!

Allan finally found a bear…

Yummy, at least the chef thinks so   

All “kidding” aside this is the smartest goat ever!

We are leaving when we see the goat and stop to get a photo.   He starts walking up the ramp and poses     

He then proceeds to the bike wheel and with his paw turns it…Attached is a pail he lowers and raises.  Lowers to get treats…

Now watching us… Come back suckers!! 

It works, here Allan comes!   

    Well hurry up!

Buying the treats 

   Filling the pail,

Up goes the pail, I tried to video but some how pushed the wrong button and got nothing.  He gobbled the contents up and sent the pail back down.

Trust me, this is the smartest goat ever!

Next stop…    Planet Bee   

Next, next stop

     Fruit, fruit!

Cows 

Kyle!  Would this convince you to add hot sauce???Next, next, next stop  White Spot, my favourite burger place.An eventful day!

 

 

What did we get ourselves into day?

Start the day       feeling optimistic

  Beautiful country

Getting closer     

Here we are! Allan charms the gate keeper, to not only allow us in, but also disclose what our site is.  # 063  Here it is!  Home for the Winter. 

The site is roomy enough, getting in, because it is angled is easy… leaving well that will be another thing.

Feeling a little relieved.

Sep 28 heading to Vernon

Trivia!     Today, 2018 our offer for Bailey was accepted. 🙂

Memories!      

Last day here and we get neighbours from Ontario. Good bye Spring Creek…

See this cutie while fueling     

Beautiful

There is snow on them there hills!!     

 

     

   Love these signs, not so much! Better safe

Welcome to…     

More pretty-ness

Sincerely hope to NEVER have to use one of these

The foliage and the super cute dude 

 

    Rock bra

  Majestic 

Golden,  just passing through.

Good news!   

Allan’s favourite!  Tunnels, these are snow sheds.  Two in rapid succession.

Rogers Pass (real time camera)                

Last of the 3 snow sheds, they are very well lit.

Found our construction 

Motoring on by       Revelstoke

Attractions along the way

Finally got a photo of the train   

 This place looks like fun, we’re close enough – we’ll be back to check it out.

Swan Lake RV Resort  We’re here for 3 days waiting to get into our Winter park on October 01st.

This ended up being the quietest park we’re ever been in.

Tomorrow we’re going to check out our Winter park.  When we booked they talked about how tight the park is but with no other options we decided to take our chances.  We’re a little anxious!

 

September 26, Saturday

Start the day with a big win!!    It will be a great day!!

Hope the weather smartens up.  Scheduled today = Grizzle Paw Brewery, this time the actual brewery.  Allan wants a mug and Brenda told us how good their hot sauce is so will pick that up as well.

We buy our goodies and head up.  The store and the brewery are on the     ground floor             

2nd floor lots of beer storage.  3rd floor restaurant.   Up we go

We sit outside, wow we’re high up.

Unlike the downtown location, they have raspberry beer 🙂 I haven’t had it for years, hum not as good as I remembered.     

Lovely views

Three Sisters   

Back to Bailey Fire time 

Another great day comes to a close.

Canmore Trail Explore Day

Before we explore…

Allan, the master MacGyver, repairs the toilet flusher, bomb style. 

All done! 

Beyond beautiful !!

Three Sisters is the only mountain name I know.  We figured it out because many businesses are named Three Sisters something, ie Taxi, we then put it together!  We are so clever! 

After our wonderful hike it’s off to Drake’s for a pint 

What does Allan’s smile tell you?     

Yep, he found another acceptable amber ale 🙂 from Big Rock Brewery Now that we figured out most call it amber they are back to calling it red.

Our favourite bunny, he/she has one white slipper paw

Good night fire     

Banff Day, September 23, 2020

Been looking forward to this excursion! Such beautiful country.  Remember! do not feed the wildlife.

Have to be more on the ball, almost missed the entire sign.

Even though the weather isn’t too favourable we are having a blast.  We drive through Banff on the way to the Banff Upper Hot Springs

We know the Springs are closed but thought we’d get a peek.  No such luck!

Head back to Banff,      and a yummy breakfast at The Maple Leaf             

We asked our waitress, (who is originally from Orillia, ON) what are must sees, off the beaten track, as we didn’t want to spend time in the cute boutiques and stores even though most were wearing masks. 

She suggested the Farmers Market and then a walk to a waterfall.  We pass a bridge keep heading to the falls

Best to use caution!

Drop off is worse than it looks!  If you make it through that section you get to walk at the side of the highway 

All worthwhile when you get to the falls! 

Fairmont     

Head back.  Good bye Banff   

Off to Lake Louise …

We drive through several of these tunnels, they have fences on both sides.                        What are they??          Bear crossings of course!

Oh those clouds!!

No shortage of vehicles at Lake Louise   

Magnificent Lake Louise!

Go for a hike time.  We decide on the Fairview Lookout

Description which we didn’t read until we returned. Lesson learned! “leaving from the boathouse on Lake Louise, this short, uphill hike offers you a unique look at both the lake and the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.”  Oh my goodness, it just about killed me!  I had to stop several  times.  Allan resting with me             

Was it crazy uphill or should I just pack it in???  It was crazy!I wish my photos would better depict elevation!

At least we unknowingly made the right decision on how to return!    Steep descent, sturdy shoes or hiking boots.

Heading back

Back in Canmore. We predict the next time we are in the area, this camp ground, within walking distance of downtown, will be condos.  Much construction in progress.

September 22, tour Canmore day

Such a beautiful place, Silver Creek is just a 10 minute walk to downtown.  We head their using the boardwalk Picture perfect!

They closed the main street to vehicular traffic which is nice.

Allan is going to be adventurous and try The Grizzly Paw’s version of amber ale.  Love how craftily, craft breweries, name their beers.  Allan tries Rutting Elk Red, which he proclaims acceptable :), I have Rundlestone Session Ale also OK, but I wanted a Beavertail Raspberry Ale, they were sold out.  We lucked out, it was Taco Tuesday, $3/ea.

   Head off again, get it 🙂  and explore some more

                  End the day with a fire!       

Banff tomorrow!