Wednesday the 28th of September
My phone stopped working on the same night mum came here. Very convenient... but I got in tough with mum through another phone. During Wednesday, me and mum drove around in Kelowna to fix my problem. Some said that I had to buy a new phone because it wasn't the SIM-card that was broken (my phone said that it didn't have a SIM-card in it even though it had). Not an appealing suggestion when my phone is just one year old. Mum got an idea to go to someone that could repair phones. When we got there it took about 20 minutes before he had "repaired" it with a piece of paper in the SIM-card holder to push the SIM-card down somehow. Cost me nothing except a couple of hours.
We enjoyed a well deserved dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory before joining the other girls to watch Kelowna Rockets. Exciting game!
Work in progress!
Peachland, Pincushion Mountain
Friday the 30th of September
A 2 hour hike at Pincushion mountain with mum and Hannah. Lovely weather and views!
The true explorers 1 and 2.
At the top!
Saturday the 1st of October
Me, mum, Hannah and Vivian wanted to see some waterfalls and found a trail outside of Vernon, not that far from Kelowna. When we began walking it turned out that the falls were at the beginning of the trail. After looking at them we continued on the trail and realised soon that you could walk from the other end of the trail as well first, which makes more sense. But what to do. We had an amazing hike in the forest and I realised how much I've missed walking in a forest (Kelowna is in a semi-arid region). I enjoyed it all.
The waterfall and a cool tree beside it.
Hide and seek photography
In the evening, mum and I went to have dinner at Earls Kitchen and Bar. Loved the steak! And of course, the chocolate pudding.
Horseback riding, Myra Canyon Ranch
Sunday the 2nd of October
At 9.00 am, we were ready for a 6 hours horseback riding tour at Myra Canyon Ranch. First we got up to a top to see the view and then back down again with a detour that included galloping! So much speed between all the trees.
On the way to the ranch I felt that it looked like Sweden. Me on my horse thinking I'm a cool cowgirl.
Me and mum with the burnt down landscape in the background.
Ready to eat at a fancy restaurant!
Wine tour, Lake Country
Monday the 3rd of October
Six wineries in approximately 8 hours... well it was an experience but it was enough with three wineries which both me and mum could agree on. In the beginning our interest for what wine it was and how it tased were on top, but later it dropped and then it was more like "This was nice, this wasn't". I know more now then before what kind of grape a prefer which is greaWint!
Winery, outside and inside.
We had company of a couple from the US, so lovely and sweet. Before the tour I was worried about what kind of people it would be with us. I had no need to worry at all, it all turned out perfectly.
A non-organic winery and an organic winery. Seeing the difference?
After much hassle, mum went home to Sweden on Tuesday when I was in school. Got me a bit worried, but as usual it turned out well.