What does the word ‘enthusiasm’ mean?
‘ardent and lively interest or eagerness
an object of keen interest; passion’
My enthusiasm has been waning, as of late. I miss the days of being enthusiastic about writing, reading and commenting on the blogs I read.
No, reason really, just have not felt like it. Oh, sure I know that most would say there are no ‘set rules’, blog when you feel like it and the words will flow.
Well, for me the ‘words’ seem to have ‘dried up’..Sure, I am still doing the ‘daily photo’ project but that is pretty much it when it comes to my ‘creativity’..
What use to take up a lot of my ‘computer time’ has taken a ‘backseat’. It may just be a ‘phase’ or a ‘lull’ in my ‘blogging but I am hoping that the ‘enthusiasm will return’..I miss my blogging ‘mojo’..has anyone seen it?
This weekend, we took a little trip to the town of Keremeos. I am hoping this will get the ‘blogging mojo’ back on track..
We left on Saturday morning, just before 6:00 a.m. The decision was made to leave Tucker at home under the care of his ‘sister’..a little break for us and for him too!
The jeep was left at home,too and we borrowed Carlie’s car for the trip..
First stop was gas at the new Flying J in the town of Hope~ breakfast and some fuel and we were on our way..
As we drove through the Hope Slide area we noticed a car on the side of the road~ the man was standing holding what looked like a ‘tripod'~ we thought for sure that it was a ‘radar gun?’..
Nope, just a guy with a camera, who then decided to step out right in front of the car~~now we are talking a four lane highway and the speed limit is upwards of 80-100..scared the ‘bee-jesus’ out of both of us..
Where was he heading?..across the highway to take pictures of the lake? We are pretty sure he had a ‘death wish’!
We have taken this route many times over the years and it can be a very unforgiving road to travel~
There are many ‘curvy sections’ and elevation changes..lots of single lane and some passing lanes~not for the ‘faint of heart’
We came around one of the many corners about 30 kilometers from Princeton and there on a curve, on a hill was a truck and a boat on trailer blocking both lanes of the highway. The two were no longer connected, somehow the boat trailer had come off the hitch of the truck. There he sat straddling both lanes~ what to do? no cell service? Scary stuff for him and for the people coming down the hill!
What is normally an uneventful driving is most certainly not turning out that way!
one can only hope that those two incidents will be it until we get to Keremeos!
Our first real stop was a small meat store in the town of Hedley, ‘Doug’s Homestead’..home of great tasting pepperoni and beef jerky!
..they have a pepperoni ‘test’..if you can guess the cost of your purchase to the penny, it’s free. I guessed $15.74 and was wrong! $12.97..oh, well maybe next time!
We arrived at Ron and Karen’s just after 930..let the weekend visit begin!!
We haven’t seen them since November last year so there was lots of ‘catching up’ to do!!
After lunch we went for a drive to the town of Okanagan Falls, home of Tickleberries..yes, Ice Cream!!
After we had our ice-cream fill, we headed towards the town of Osoyoos. Along the highway are many wineries, some we have visited before and one we had not..The Hidden Chapel Winery..
..a lovely setting with a small chapel that seats 10 people!
…we did some tasting but escaped without purchasing any wine!
Next stop was Oliver Twist Winery..
..more tasting but this time two bottles were purchased..
last stop on this ‘impromtu wine’ tour was Road 13..
the castle on the hill, with the Maserati in the parking lot..
No wine was purchased or tasted, we just admired the view, took a few pictures and headed out!
It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, as we know all too well, how busy life can be for Ron and Karen and for them to take precious ‘work’ time away from the orchard, we appreciate it!
Sunday morning dawned bright and early, time to get busy painting..
…up on the roof..all three of them.. me? I have my feet on the ground, just where I like them!
The temperature was quickly rising so the painting time was cut short..
Time for lunch before we knew it..
but not before we realized the battery in the car was dead..someone left the key in the ignition, in the ‘on position’
Doug made his ‘famous nachos’..a favourite here in Keremeos!
Our short weekend visit came to an end just after lunch..time to head back to the coast..We were home in time for dinner..someone has turned up the ‘heat’..thank goodness we have an air-conditioner!
Thanks for a lovely weekend, Ron and Karen..and if you made it all the way to the end of this ‘long post’ kudos to you, my blog readers!!
maybe my enthusiasm has returned? or my ‘bloggin’ mojo has been found?
Stay tuned..I am sure there will be more sometime in the near future!