Kathryn and I remain in Peachland this week where we’ve linked up with an old CF Health Services buddy, Karen Read. Also included in this connection was Karen’s partner Kim who is just a great lady, super nice and fun to be around. We had a great meal at their place which overlooks the lake with a stunning view that one would never get weary of. Also had the experience of kayaking with them the other day which was a welcome switch to the regular exercise plan. Kath and I really miss our kayaks so much. They are in the process of promoting the Fenn Surf Ski, (picture below). Very smooth ride and wicked fast, but definitely a bit more prone to tip… great core workout.
Karen is part of a guitar group, the “Experienced Tea Cup”, which includes her older brother Dave and several others cutting their learning path on the guitar. I was invited to play along the other night as they prepared for a public performance in a few weeks. What a great thrill this was as I usually only have myself as a playing partner… Playing with others puts that little bit of stress on one to perform which I really miss. Thanks guys for a great time and chance to “noodle” along. Also, Kim has just purchased an acoustic Ukulele Bass so she will soon be adding to the class of the group with those nice low tones.
I’ve been feeling great about my playing lately so I decided to go more public. This is me at a recent open mike in Alberta performing a couple of my songs. I’m hoping to do more of this soon and linking with the Experienced Tea Cup has inspired me further!
Since I’ve temporarily lost my regular cycle buddy Kathryn, I was thrilled to learn that Karen is an avid cyclist having participated in the “Boomers” Rides. We have joined up for a couple of good rides over the past few days. Great to re connect with her while riding side by side. Something to be said for cycling and creating a great environment for sharing of ones life experiences.
Visited one of the many local wineries, Fitzpatrick. Terrific sparkling wines and a Rose to die for. Many more wineries to come next week as our group arrives to start the first ever “Wheels and Wine” tour in the Penticton area. Hopefully there will be at least one survivor…
The remainder of the day we are working on the next several COPE and TRP minutia planning until Friday when we head to Penticton. Our current plan is to be back in Victoria on the 13th of Sept at the Oceanview RV park near Sidney. We will be executing our exit plan just in the nick of time as guess what I saw at the Canadian Tire the other day?….. YIKES!!! Don’t want to play any part in how these will be used. Talk soon. C and K