With a solid night sleep, we woke early and made camp-fire breakfast which is my favourite. We packed the car and were off to find a place to shower... 2 nights camping and 50K biking will make you feel like you need a long hot shower. Good thing there are plenty to go around in Kelowna and we found one at the Husky in town.
|Camelot - you could touch the vines|
We found the other 2 vineyards, made our purchases and headed out of town. We found a road side dinner to eat at that was less then spectacular and then made our way to the Enchanted Forrest to break up the drive. If you have ever been on the TransCanada Highway in British Columbia, you have seen the entrance to this magical place. While I had thought I had never been, conversations with my parents revealed that I had indeed been to this forest when I was a little lass... so little I don't remember going. It seemed that around every corner was a new delight, and filled my heart with so much happiness. There were characters from every nursery rhyme I have ever known, ducks and swans and gnomes, all made out of cement and painted with love. While in reality, it was hokey, it was still delightful to climb around and inside the little houses and characters. I loved it - every cheesy, delightful moment.
We left with smiles on our faces, the beautiful sun was shining, and our journey continued. We drove the winding mountain roads, windows down, radio up, and smiles on our faces. We needed this weekend to let go of the stress of life, and to reconnect with ourselves and each other. It was a perfect, beautiful weekend. We will be back to Kelowna... in fact, we might just make it a yearly retreat! :)