A SUMMER SUMMERY

Today is August 31st – the last day of summer!

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Okay, the last official day of summer is really September 21st but for me today marks the end, for after today it doesn’t feel the same as we start to move slowly towards Fall.  While I love Fall for the clothes mostly I still want to hang on to summer and milk it for all it’s worth.  This summer was fantastic weather wise except for the forest fires, so the best thing to look forward to now is Fall boots and sweaters see, it’s all about the clothes and maybe Halloween.  It’s funny though how everything can change in an instant and we still tend to adapt.  Well I’m moving a bit slower this time.  My flip flops are not moving to the back of the closet just yet……….  I love the warmth and lightness of summer and think what you wilI but I just bought the Beach Boys greatest hits to listen to while glamping.  So???

In this

In this pop top Eurovan camper

Parked right at the lake

Parked right at the lake where Jia Jia is walking back from in this photo

So here, for your viewing pleasure, is a pleasureable last days of summer re-cap:

Lake Kalamalka, Penticton. Jia Jia realizing he could swim.

Lake Kalamalka, Okanagan, B.C.  Jia Jia realizing he can swim.  And me too for that matter.  Just kidding, but it was coooold!

I was preparing at Kits Pool

I started preparing at Kits Pool

With good friends like family

With good friends who are like family

A friend flew in for the party

Some hot shots flew in for the get together/party/= lots of food & wine/= meeting some nice new people too and catching up with old friends like no time has passed (= good friends).

My friends place

Staying at a friends place in the Kootenays – a resort style home with an amazing view.

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Friends we met on our first stop

Friends we met at the first campsite

Freshly picked Okanagan Peaches

Freshly picked Okanagan Peaches

Jia Jia’s favourite moments:

Waiting for his ice cream cone

Waiting for his ice cream cone

His new friend Hugo

Jia Jia’s new friend Hugo, a Silver Lab.

Hugo found a ball

Hugo found a ball

Hugo found a stick

Hugo found a stick

Jia Jia found a deer

Jia Jia found a deer at another friend’s property = lotta landscape

And crossed a few bridges

And crossed over a few bridges

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

I found a salt water pool I can live in - or at least float in.

I found a salt water pool I can live in – or at least float in.  But why is the cup holder empty?

The cup must always be full!

And how was your summer?

Photos: d. king (except for the obvious)

 

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