September 21, 2012
Today we had a slight miscalculation in distance. The guide-book praised the drive over Naskup as taking a whole day, yet we wound up in Vernon, BC, at about 4pm. That is including the two ferries we had to take along the way, and the hour we spent at a nice rest area. With all that time, we could have easily driven on towards Kelowna, but we had already booked the hotel in Vernon in advance.
On the way and passing the time
So tonight we’re staying here before heading into Kelowna tomorrow morning. Vernon is relatively unappealing, and even less so considering the heat and the low sun, with temperatures at dry 28 degrees even late at 5pm. Highway 97 goes straight through downtown Vernon, with all of the noise and pollution associated with a major street like it. There is not that much to do, and we just walked through the city, had a coffee and tried to pass some time before dinner. In summary, we don’t like Vernon very much and hope that Kelowna and the wine-country of the Okanagan will make up for it tomorrow.
Enjoy the photos, lots of funny ones of Katrin today. As you can see, we already finished our first jar of peanut butter and switched to Kraft’s crunchy peanut butter by now. So that’s what’s happening…