Today my daughter and I say goodbye to Vancouver and head to Kelowna for the next chapter in the book of life. The boys will join us later in the week after the movers come and pack us up.
My past experience tells me that once the furniture is in a bedroom the likelihood of that room being painted is seriously compromised. So over the next few days there's going to be a whole lot of this going on.
For those of you who may be scratching your head wondering what Kelowna looks like, here is a small sampling.
Okanagan Lake is a hotbed of activity in the summer and it's massive size means there's room for everyone.
As I mentioned previously, Kelowna is part of BC's wine country so you can definitely count on some future posts on day trips to the wineries.
Biking of all varieties is right outside our new front door.
Biking season is very soon to be replaced by skiing season and there are 2 world class resorts only 1 hour from home.
While all this beauty and activity is incredibly exciting for us, the thing we're most excited about is being close to our very good friends. We met Kris, Andy and their daughter Piper while living in Toronto over 10 years ago. We spent a huge amount of time together and it was very hard for us all when we moved away Toronto. Shortly after our move, they moved to Kelowna and we've spent years going on ski vacations and flying back and forth to see each other. Our move to Vancouver meant that the travel could be in the form of a car but it was still a weekend trip. Now we are 3 km from their home and I predict many, many hours of fun ahead with these crazy kids. Thanks for all your help my friends! We couldn't have done this without you.