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!


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:


Of course there are kangaroos:


And baby ones:


This animal honked under a tree on a daily basis:


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


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


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


Sister and Brother-in-law:


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

Adopted family member, Mike:


Two courses from Chef Chris, at Backyard Farm:



Mingling before dinner:


And finally, the whole “Fam Damn-ly”:


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





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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