On the way back to the ferry, we stopped for a few pictures.
Which turned into a bit of an adventure. You see, my dad spotted some pussy willows- just a bit out of reach. So my sweetie disappeared for a few minutes...
but then returned with treasure in hand! It was so cute to see the joy on my dad's face. :) (These two are trouble, let me tell you. They've shared quite a few laughs over the years!)
We were on our way to celebrate my Nana's 100th birthday and my Dad knew how much she loved pussy willows. She adores life's little pleasures which is just precious.
Back on the ferry, but this time the weather was sunny and delightful. Still quite breezy!
On our drive to British Columbia we stopped for a few more pictures. We couldn't help ourselves! There was beauty everywhere.
We stopped at True Grain Bread a few times while we were in Summerland. It's charming and the baked goods are absolutely delicious. They grind their own flour and sell local honey, preserves and even tea.
I wanted to go there every morning. The people were so warm and welcoming...
The bike and baskets filled with bread were such a charming accent to the entrance!
Speaking of warm and welcoming people, here's a look at my Uncle Chuck. One of the most incredible men I have ever known. He's a retired RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman) and a kind, crazy, loving, intelligent man with a huge heart for the Lord. So blessed to be related to him! Showing off his fabulous green tennis shoes here. They looked incredible next to my hot pink ones!;)
The view from our room at the Summerland Waterfront resort. The rooms were cozy with fireplaces, fully stocked kitchens and comfy beds. Once again, the people were so very nice.
Another view from our window. My aunt and uncle brought the tulips as a welcome gift to us. They were a lovely surprise.
One afternoon we took a walk by the old creek where my dad grew up. I remember walking on the rocks, eating plums freshly picked off the trees and once even running away from a swarm of angry bees! Memories I'll always treasure although I don't want to repeat the bee incident.;)
It was good to get out and stretch our legs...
Here are all the hiking girls together. The guys seem to have run off somewhere!
It was wonderful making new memories.