Wine country and a broken down car MetroBlogger Jeffery Simpson recently asked where Vancouverites spend their holidays. I was tempted to just post a quick comment and leave it at that, but the weekend road trip’s just been too eventful for that.

Highlights of the weekend included a scenic drive through the mountains on the way to Kelowna. I don’t take too many road trips and I’m always amazed to see the adventure-background landscape outside of home base.

I’d never taken a tour of wine country before. Make sure you bring along someone who knows something about wine – not necessarily for their knowledge, but for the enthusiasm. It’s also good to have someone who can talk the lingo.

One thing about road trips, though. Make sure you have your BCAA membership before you go. One broken radiator and a six-hour bus ride back to Vancouver from Kelowna to get back in time for work does not make a happy camper.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on August 7th, 2006 @ 7:50 pm

    Oh yuck! I’ve had my share of car troubles along those highways and they are not fun.

    I’ve been to BC’s Wine Country many times (and made a trip to Napa Valley in 2004) and it’s always a good time (well, from what I can remember anyway :p).

    I took my husband on a road trip over there a few weeks after we got married this spring. We checked out a couple wineries spanning from Vernon down through Penticton. Each one is different and each has it’s own history, methods, tastes and tours.

    We really liked Grey Monk. Not only was the FREE tour AND FREE tasting right up our alley, they have a great little restaurant and balcony over-looking the lake, great spot for lunch. It’s breathtaking.

  2. Michael Narvey (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    Remember that in the face of adversity it is best to remember “Illegitimi non carborundum”!!!

  3. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

    Thanks for your sympathies, y’all.

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