Back to Warmer Weather!

All though really it’s not a whole lot warmer, it was 0C (32F) when we flew out of Edmonton and 8C (46F) when we landed in Kelowna. Of course the wind died and the temperatures rose considerably on the day we left Edmonton, but it did feel much warmer when we landed in Kelowna than we experienced this past week.

We believe this picture shows the Battle River which runs in front of our friends ranch in Camrose, Alberta … we think he lives right on the bend in the river but it’s hard to tell from the air 🙂

As we flew over the north end of Kalamalka Lake, on our approach into Kelowna, you could see how much snow is still sitting in the hills.

The Okanagan Valley, where Kelowna is located, is sitting at 152% of normal snowpack right now. Last year our snowpack level was 105% of normal and we had some major flooding … I’m a little scared of what is going to happen this year!

Our approach into Kelowna was a little unusual as we came in from the south. I have flown many, many, many times in and out of Kelowna and I can only remember landing from the south a handful of times.

The wooded area on the point in the middle of this picture is Bear Creek Provincial Park where we spend our summers.

But it was nice to come in over the city from the south rather than the north and get a different view from the air. I was able to get some good shots of the city and had a lot of fun identifying locations and zooming in on some areas 🙂

The Floating Bridge crossing Okanagan Lake into Kelowna. At the north end of the lake sits Vernon, British Columbia, Kelowna sits in the middle, and at the south end of the lake sits Penticton … it is one massive lake and you are only seeing part of the northern end in this photo!

For those that live in the area, the building surrounded by green space is Okanagan College.

This is a picture of my sister’s place from the air, can you see her house? 😉

We arrived home shortly after noon and had time to do some pruning after unpacking. It is nice to be home but I am missing all those smiling faces we left behind in Edmonton!

Until next time …

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11 thoughts on “Back to Warmer Weather!

  1. You sure do take great photos from a plane.
    All that snow combined with the latest news on the snow pack makes us very concerned about being flooded again this spring.

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  2. Ahhhhh, Grandkids. We enjoyed some warm hugs yesterday and get to see the other two today.
    Hopefully the snow melts slowly and the rivers and streams can handle the runoff. Water can be so destructive.
    Wow, you sure got a good deal on flights. We’re never that lucky.

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  3. Kelowna area is so pretty. We have been there a few times and hope to include that area in our trip home when we do that route in a couple years. Enjoy the warmth.

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    • Kelowna and the area south down to the US border produce many award winning wines. There are over 120 wineries in the area and we often tour different ones. You can also take wine tours which will pick you up at local hotels as well as campsites.

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