Here are a few pictures from my time there.
Oliver is naturally a desert. But with the magic of irrigation, the ground there grows some of the best wine in the world. The following footage was shot from the Eastern edge of the Burrowing Owl Winery. It is so incredibly quiet and peacefull in this place, all you can hear is the sound of the wind blowing in the pines and over the rock face. This winery has a huge bed and breakfast inn on the grounds. It is very posh. Thank goodness I have family who live close by so that I can enjoy the beautiful surroundings for free!
Autumn is definately in the air as the nights are now quite chilly and we are seeing quite a bit of colour on the trees and vines.
The drive through the mountains along route 5 was breathtaking. This river runs along the road through the town of Princeton. It is a popular swimming place in the summer, but it wont be long before it ices over.
The reason for my visit was to spend time with Mum who had an operation. She is home and recovering well, but isnt allowed to lift anything or to exert herself for the next six weeks. While she was resting dad and I took a short drive out to a nearby winery about five minutes from their home.What a fabulously, wonderful place.
My dad has started using a GPS to play this treasure hunt type game called Geocache. Using a GPS you track down the coordinates that you get offline for the area you are in and see if you can find the box. It contains a pad and pencil to sign the log book. Sometimes it has little trinkets in it which you can sign out, and if you wish you may sign in a trinket for somone else to find.
In this photo, he opens a Geocache which he located beneath the local bridge.He was having fun doing this untill Mum found out. She was happy he was enjoying his new toy, but since it was supposed to be his Christmas gift, it has now been confiscated untill Dec 25th.
Have a good Sunday. I will be spending the day preparing for Canadian Thanksgiving. We are having some family over to join us for a yummy dinner on Monday. I will try to post soon. Take care and God Bless.