Yes it actually was blue sky yesterday morning, I almost didn’t recognize it, it had been so long!
I didn’t realize the helicopter was in this picture when I took it but it is fitting that a smoky sunset would have a helicopter riding by as the sky is full of them during fire season.
On Thursday we had a glimpse at blue sky, but alas, it didn’t last and the smoke rolled back in a few hours later. On Friday and Saturday we had an occasional glimpse of a blue patch but it was quickly replaced with smoke and then on Sunday the rain rolled in. It rained all day, it was cold and windy … all in all a most yucky day 😦 and the sad part was, it wasn’t enough to help the fire situation … but it was enough to bring in glorious, unobstructed, blue sky on Monday!!
I was greeted with a beautiful view of a full moon when I walked out of Maxx for my morning walk and clear blue skies as the sun came up. It is amazing how much that lifted everyone’s spirits 🙂
We have had a very busy four days with non-stop activities. Last Friday my sister and brother-in-law, along with my nephew and his girlfriend (up for a visit from Tofino, B.C.), and her mother who was visiting them from Poland, stopped by for a visit. Actually we started our visit by meeting them at Indigenous Winery for some wine tasting followed by a glass of wine, with cheese and crackers on the patio … no pictures because the smoke was pretty thick! Then the group headed back to our place for another glass of wine, a tour of Maxx (my nephew’s girlfriend and her mother had never seen Maxx and where amazed with the amount of space we have), and a lot of conversation. After they left we headed over to my cousins place for dinner and more fun conversation … phew that was a busy, but fun, day!
Saturday started out with another event followed by a blogger date with a movie and dinner. We have been following Contessa’s blog 5C’s Que Pasa for a few years now and were finally able to meet Contessa and her husband Colin. Our first meeting was at the movie theatre were we saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again… a really great movie and I think even better than the first one!
Photo from the interent
After the movie we really got to know each other over a great dinner filled with lots of conversation … definitely a very enjoyable afternoon and evening.
Sunday morning started early when we headed downtown to watch our daughter’s three boys take off as co-pilots in the Okanagan Dream Rally.
The Okanagan Dream Rally provides special children and their families with a fun-filled day being in the co-pilot seat of a dream car (Lamborghini’s, McLaren’s, Porsche’s, Audi’s, Mustang’s, Ferrai’s, Corvette’s, etc.). The rally left Kelowna at 10:30, after all two hundred plus cars stopped on the bridge while a CF18 did a fly over … wow that was cool!
Very hard to get a picture of a CF18. By the time you hear the plane it is already long past you! I could have borrowed a better picture from the internet but I was proud that I was able to take this one so it’s the picture you get 🙂
For the first twenty kilometers the RCMP had the highway closed off so the cars could pass by, for the last forty kilometers (which was mostly four lane highway) the cars joined regular traffic on their way to Penticton, B.C. Once they group arrived in Penticton they where able to talk to the pilot of the CF18, watch the plane do a landing and takeoff and some fly-bys. That was followed by lunch and then the drive back to Kelowna. While the boys were busy we joined our daughter and son-in-law for a long leisurely breakfast out. When we arrived at our daughter’s house for Sunday dinner the three boys were still on high from the fun they had! That is a memory that will last a life time. 🙂
Our oldest grandson in a Prowler … they rode they whole day with the top down even though it rained off and on. My grandson informed me that they were going too fast to get wet!)
Our next oldest grandson riding in a Audi TT … he informed me that they got up to 160 km/hr but his driver was paying attention to the road and not the speedometer so they probably went faster!
And the youngest of the three riding in a Mustang GT350 … he wasn’t sure how fast they went but it was fast and he had a great time!
A photo from the media showing the long lines of exotic cars waiting on the floating bridge for the fly over by the CF18 jet and then the official start.
Yesterday we picked up one of our other grandson’s early in the morning, went out for breakfast, came back to Maxx to pack a lunch, and then we headed out for another busy day … but I will leave that for a future blog.
Until next time …