Saturday, September 10, 2011

August Newsletter 2011

I have decided to write our monthly newsletter on blogger as our other website crashed just as I had finished, so here goes.
Linden Garden in August
We know August is a month for holidays but we didn't go on ours until the 25th, so everyone else seemed to visit us for theirs!  We had a great time with visitors! We had just about as many visitors as flowers in the photograph. Well not quite! Almost. Two of our friends Barbara and Kaj weren't content to just visit us, they moved into Athens Creek themselves, and we had a big celebration party to welcome them here.
 Peach festival came and went. We missed the Iron Man competition. But we did just about everything else, showing our visitors around the wineries, up and down Munson mountain,to the beach at Naramata, walked up Lee Creek, went to Osoyoos for the Desert Model Railway, had dinner there at the golf course club house, showed them the See Ya Later winery, Mahoney Lake, Twin Lakes, Green Lake, took their photo against the Big Rock, had dinner,lunch, and breakfast with them at Athens Creek, even had a campfire supper at Summerland. We had visitors from England, Penticton,Kelowna, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Denmark. On the 15th we went to stay with Rudi and Ineke in their beautiful house in the Shushwap; another day we had lunch with Inge and Jens in their new apartment in Kelowna; on the 24th Clare drove us to see Tim and Jayne's lovely new house in Kelowna; and finally we went to Vancouver on the 25th to take Alix and Jake to the ferry to Bowen Island. We had supper with Elise and Adam in Horseshoe Bay, then tried for the five o'clock Nanaimo Ferry for a visit to Vancouver Island, but the two hour wait for the seven o'clock became too hot and long so we switched plans and drove up the Sea to Sky highway and found a nice B&B in Squamish. Next day to Lillooet, then Valemount, then our Cabin at Pigeon Lake Alberta for a good rest. The last few days of the month were damp and cool, but we had a nice relaxing time anyway. We have so many good memories of August 2011. We look forward to the rest of September, hopefully it will be somewhat quieter!

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