Okanagan: 2018

This blog site began in late April 2016.  My intention was to document our sabbatical year (2016/17) travels home and abroad.  As the sabbatical ended, I realized that I really enjoyed blogging and sharing our musical and wine experiences and decided to keep posting for another year.  Suddenly another year has passed and I am still at it!

I blogged about our Okanagan trip last year so I won’t bother to narrate.  Instead, enjoy the photos from this year’s sojourn:

She’s back!  Mother owl was back perched in the cliffs.  No babies this time.Unknown.jpeg

We didn’t see the eagles this year, however, a red tailed hawk decided to nest within eye shot (and camera shot) of the condo.  Thanks to Dad for this pic!

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There is a kangaroo farm in Kelowna.  Liz and Kim visited while I met with my education counterparts at UBC-Okanagan.  The “rodent of unusual size” is a capybara and stands about knee high:

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Of course there are kangaroos:

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And baby ones:

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This animal honked under a tree on a daily basis:

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Sometimes the geese joined in (under the same tree):

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Wineries were visited on a daily basis.  2.5 cases were smuggled over the border.  Here is a pic from one of our faves:

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Family and friends gathered for the annual dinner at Backyard Farm, in Oliver.  Here are the sisters:

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Sister and Brother-in-law:

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Childhood/neighborhood friend (Vancouver, now living in the Okanagan), hubby and daughter:IMG_3272.jpg

Adopted family member, Mike:

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Two courses from Chef Chris, at Backyard Farm:

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Mingling before dinner:

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And finally, the whole “Fam Damn-ly”:

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Fun times!  Next up for us:  Summer music performances.  Will keep you “posted”!

 

 

 

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Author: euro916

I am a college professor in the music department of Utah State University. I will start my sabbatical on May 1, 2016 and plan to document the year's experiences in this blog. The sabbatical consists of musical endeavors in Europe/UK for 3 months, and half a semester as guest artist in a couple of California universities. Thanks for following!

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