Penticton Road Trip Day 3

We woke up early and headed straight to Kelowna – I was super excited to get on the Sea Doo! We had grabbed a Groupon – only $38 for a 1hour ride.

I was up first, I was pretty nervous as I hadn’t driven one for years but I couldn’t help but put my thumb flat on the throttle – I got told off for going too fast before the buoys. With Merica on the back we cruised out past them and then I put my thumb down. It is the best feeling flying through the air on the water. Shame I couldn’t go faster really but we had a blast.

Next up we met up with Gerado’s friend Veronica at Earls and enjoyed a nice, leisurely lunch.

We drove out to the water centre – there were water slides (yes we all went down them) huge pools, hot tubs and a wave pool. Funniest thing ever watching them all fall over trying to shred. I couldn’t do it as my bikini bottoms were so loose.

On the way back to Penticton we stopped at two wineries to enjoy the region’s offerings! So glad we did. The first one was an organic winery and had four free tastings. I love the Garden Lord there, he was gorgeous.

The next winery, Cedar Creek, had four tastings for $3. I preferred their wine. Their dessert wine ‘M’ was incredible. Although I don’t usually like rieslings I ended up buying a bottle of theirs. Stunning setting too.

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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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