Thursday, August 9, 2007

Okanogan Trip

We spent a week visiting relatives in the Okanogan Valley... quite a contrast to the East Coast of Vancouver Island. A hot and dry desert country and a different kind of beauty.

A lot of traffic in places like Kelowna. A lot of beach eye-candy there near the August long weekend...not that I ever enjoy that sort of thing. Everything is booked for the long weekend and rates are the highest of the year.

To have your pick of hotels in Kelowna it costs at least $200 per night. Trying to save a few bucks we stayed a few nights at a Super 8 Motel for about $110 per night. This included a help-yourself continental breakfast. We booked weeks in advance and got the senior’s rate for a room poolside. Part of the price we paid was having to wear earplugs to block the traffic noise. Not the best way to save a buck!

We also spent a few nights at a B&B in Summerland. That was excellent value at $125 per night with a nice view of the lake and no traffic noise. Lots of California Quail (photo) around and we were lucky enough to see a coyote during one of our early morning walks.
ps...ferry was $63 each way for the car and two adults.

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