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Bonny and I have arrived into the land of WiFi and thus can now create the next chapter in our travel saga. This morning I will include some random photos from our adventures.
First the Grizzly Hunt:
Bonny and I rode a ski lift at Lake Louise into the mountains to walk a couple of trails. BUT things changed… when we met Olivia!
On the trail was Olivia – Bear 57! I took this photo at about 40 yards handheld and it turned out just fine! We were fine too. Olivia seemed more interested in digging in the dirt than following us.
Our hiking was curtailed and we of course retreated to a wonderful restaurant for dinner. Bonny still was wearing her Bear Spray canister in the restaurant! What a trooper!
This valley is known for its wine. There are multiple wine trails with 88 winerys total. Mel, you would love this. And… tasting we did. Because of the climate in Kelona and the Lake Country region in the northern end of the valley, mostly white wine is bottled there. We will be seeing more reds as we make our way south. Apparently it gets more desert like with a longer growing season ( up to 180 more days). We did go to 4 vineyards today. Unfortunately, you can’t ship the wine to the US. You can only bring 2 bottles per person back without paying duty. We were not able to find out what the duty actually is. Everyone said simply that it was “small”…no straight answers. It is a little discouraging to taste and not be able to purchase much. I can’t do 4 tastings in one day : ( It was fun seeing all the different vineyards. Only 84 to go : )