Okanagan Adventure: Part 1

Hello,

This summer has sure turned out to be a lot busier than I thought it would be. This past weekend my family and I headed to the Okanagan, now if you don’t know where that is you’d do best to google it. I’m rather geographically challenged, yet great with directions. I’m an odd soul. To start off our stay we checked into the cutest little B&B the Harvelle House, you can check out my post about it here.

Now that you’re caught up on reading my Harvelle House post, let us pop on into this post shall we? After breakfast at Harvelle House we headed over to my grandmas care home to visit, after all she was the guest of honor and the whole reason we went to the Okanagan in the first place.

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We took advantage of the beautiful garden space to visit with grandma after lunch, she seemed in good spirits, considering she isn’t too keen on the care home life.

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If anyone ever wonders where I got my stubbornness from. I’ll use that song lyric “I got it from my mama” for reference but in reality “I got it from my G-ma”. She once bought me a shirt that said “stubborn but lovable”, with a donkey and a cactus on the front, Grandma Smith everyone, she’s a beaut.

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Our next stop was Naramata. We stopped at the warf and took a little walk, and in all honesty it was just so I could get a picture. Yep, I’m that girl. Though we did enjoy our time there. We found out you could see all of Summerland right across the lake as well as right where my aunts house would be if it wasn’t hidden behind trees.

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Next we stopped in down”town” Naramata and of course we took photos.

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I loved this little beach shop that was nestled in the heart of town. I’m a huge surfing lover, even though I’ve only been once, so naturally I also like paddle boarding and since you can’t surf on the Okanagan lakes, paddle boarding will suffice.

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Right around the corner was this picturesque street, so naturally I had to get a picture. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this picture before, if you’re not you should it’s nataliex2. I actually made my mother walk down the street, and stand in the middle of it where she could potentially get hit by a car, just to take this picture. Again, I’m that girl!

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Just as we were about to head out to some wineries, we saw this beautiful building, it’s a heritage building that just so happens to be a restaurant, one I can’t remember the name of. Next time I’m in the area, I’ll for sure be trying to hit this place up.

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Our next stop was Poplar Grove, we didn’t stop for any wine tasting but the grounds and view were amazing.

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I love going to wineries. I love how rows of grape vines line majority of the Okanagan hillsides. Pentiction, and Summerland both share a special  place in my heart and I love them dearly. Check back in for part 2 to get a better glimpse into Summerland!

Have you ever been to the Okanagan? What part, and what are some of your favourite things to do?

Till next post.

Cheers,
Natalie Farrow.

All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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