Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Lake Swallowed My Hat and Other Stories

Ashley, myself, Cam and Todd had fun in the Osoyoos sun and continued too even when Sunday had a little rain for us.

Saturday started with a brand new tube and ended without it...after 4 whips around on the tube it decided that was enough and riped. I didn't tube but opted to relax and spend the day reading on the can't beat sitting in a chair in the water with the waves lapping around your ankles while enjoying a drink.

We awoke to a slightly overcast Sunday morning and slowly arrived at the idea to visit the new Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa.
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Funny how we all didn't feel that great from the night before at the Sage Pub but found ourselves standing at a wine tasting bar...they do say the best thing for a hang-over is the Hair of the Dog. I have never really believed in the Hair theory, I always found that pathetically laying around the house is the best cure for me.

The wind really picked up while we were at the winery so we decided to go fly Ashley and Cam's kite. The wind was so strong, Cam had to hold on to Ashley for fear that his bride would fly away.
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Fast foward. Wind, kite, water and drinks...and we find ourselves back on the water inventing the next best thing in water sports...Kite Matttressing. All we need is a guinea pig. Cam?
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The rain really started to pelt us at this point so after a few attempts we called it a day and headed back to the dry warm hotel.

Best way to spend a gray rainy evening? Lay around and watch Sponge Bob Square Pants the Movie.

Come Monday the weather had done a complete turn for the better, we awoke bright eyed and bushy tailed to clear blue skies. Yipee!

Todd and I walked to Tim Horton's for breakfast while Ashley and Cam stayed behind. The early demise of the first tube and the fact that the Holiday Inn was selling off their tubes because it was the end of the season was just cause enough to purchase a new tube.
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Knowing that this weekend holiday could very well be our last of the summer we hung out, swam, tubed and enjoyed each others company for as long as we could; that is until we realized we had drank every last ounce of beer, wine and vodka we brought with us.

We were just laying about enjoying our last drink when out of the blue Cam spotted a stampeed of horses approaching, they ran right by us along the shoreline. It was like watching a movie.
Very surreal. The Black Stallion comes to mind.
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Funny how in the moment of taking a picture you sometimes capture more than the picture you you are taking...note the tanned hottie leading the stampeed.

A sign for me that summer was almost over happened while on route back to the boat launch. While trying to get a photo of Ashley tubing my straw cowboy hat flew off my head right into the lake, who knew raffia straw would sink so fast? I find solice knowing it had a good summer.

I can speak for all of us when I say that the combined kite flying and tubing gave our pecs a good workout, a little pain as a reminder of a fabulous weekend of fun in the sun.

See you next year Osoyoos!


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