Christening Quails

Where did the week go? I can’t believe that it is Thursday already. Time has just flown by this week.

It all started on Friday. I left work early so that Sue and I could travel with Krista, Clint, and Elizabeth to Kelowna for Elizabeth’s Christening. We missed the 5 pm ferry, but luckily for us there was a 6. More and more I am missing ferries, and it is a royal pain in the ass. I certainly hope that the new Ferry Services company can improve their throughput. To me that is the single biggest problem with the ferries. I digress.

We arrived in Westbank quite late, and quickly went to sleep. Saturday Sue and I went exploring. We headed to Kelowna, and I did some shopping. 2 new pairs of shoes, a pair of pants, and a Christening gift later we left Orchard Park Mall.

We needed lunch, and we had heard that the Quails Gate Winery had an excellent dining room. We also planned for a tour of the facilities. Those plans were dashed when we got there. The dining room didn’t open until May 1st, and the tours didn’t start until the May long weekend. Darn.

We then headed to the Vintage Hills Golf Course for lunch. It was pretty good. The broccoli and cheese soup was excellent. From there it was up to Mission Hill Winery. We were hoping to get a tour, but they were all booked up. We did walk around the grounds though. Beautiful winery. Very modern looking. I took a bunch of pictures which I will put up soon. It was back to Westbank for dinner.

Sunday was the Christening. Nice ceremony, but it was an odd feeling for me to be sitting in a church during service. Honestly I felt like a fraud, and that I shouldn’t be there at all (for the days service, not the Christening). After the service it was back to Krista’s parents place for brunch.

Sunday afternoon Sue and I went for a drive to Penticton. Very nice drive right along the lake.

Monday we came back, and Tuesday I went back to work.

Next up: This weekend I have my first (and perhaps only) Downhill race of the season. Hammerfest 10! I am looking forward to it. I have a lot to get prepared before I leave. I am leaving tomorrow night after work (the current plan), so that means I will most likely miss the Canucks Game.