The Bench, Penticton

Such a quaint little cafe with a beautiful outdoor patio, fantastic food and funky gifts.

Merica and I shared our meals, the bacon & egger and the yogurt with granola – both were delicious. I actually expected the bacon & egger to just be normal bacon and eggs so I had a surprise when they bought out an english muffin!

I also got a yummy take away almond cherry & chocolate cookie mmm

Cute place to brunch in the sun.

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Penticton Road Trip Day 2

We headed straight out for breakfast (brunch) at this wonderfully quaint little cafe called The Bench.

The Okanagan Lake was calling out name so we lazed around in the sun for a few hours, played on the floaties and raced each other out to the further eat buoys. Arms were killing me!

I found a testy aren’t on Urbanspoon nearby called Cambo’s that had a decent menu, that was lunch. At about 3pm. Shrimp avocado boats & Gyoza with mojito. Not bad.

W wanted to float down the channel so we driver back to the hotel however we ended up having a 45min nap before we walked down to there, we were 10mins too late! They sent the last ones down at 4.50pm. Hope we get to do it tomorrow.

We drove out to an orchard, The trail Store – awesome place! It was like a comedy plus fruit picking! The owner was hilarious, joking away and the cherries were so juicy and yummy.

There’s a well known sweet and ice cream store called Tickleberries that we went to check out, amazing store. Gifts, lollies, fudge and ice cream. I bought a delicious hunk of black cherry fudge, it tasted like almond mmm. They had a maple walnut lactose free ice cream so I gave that a whirl – also delish but my tummy was still a little funny…

Melody felt like BBQ so we ventured up 30mins into the hills to find a restaurant she had heard of. Just past Lost Moose Lodge we found it but it was closed for business.

Safeway ended up being out only choice – most places were shut. Merica & I shared a Greek salad and BBQ chicken.

Early morning tomorrow to get to the Sea Doos in Kelowna!

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My first Canada Day

My first Canada Day!

Also marks the 3week point for me in Canada and my Bro’s birthday.

I met Maeghan & Chris up town to see what all the fuss was about. The streets were closed off and strewn with red and white, young and old all celebrating their country. And a day off more likely!

We ended up staying for the fireworks at 10.30, which were stunning. A gorgeous ending followed by a chorus of the Canadian Anthem and I was fighting my way back home through the crowds.

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Canada – come at me!

So I arrived in Canada and taxi’d to my new place. It’s an awesome apartment, right in town by the marina on the 13th floor. Great views. My room is tiny. It’s called a ‘den’ its all glass with curtains hung up for privacy. It’s cute though and all my stuff fits. Turns out the chick is moving coz the area is too ‘old & rich’ for her. She seems really lovely so far.

After unpacking I walked to town to get my phone set up – priorities right? That and I needed breakfast. Unfortunately you can’t get a phone plan without Canada ID and their plans SUCK for international calling.

Anyway I’m sitting at the Sinclair Centre waiting for my SIN. Think it’s my tax number but I really don’t know. All I know is bed is looking pretty good right now…

I ended up spending the rest of the day running around like a mad women getting everything organised. Bank, SIN, phone, food etc.

Went to bed about midnight – my body clock hasn’t yet adjusted. No rest for the wicked!

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