October!

by nmskylla

October is usually a busy month for us, but somehow we forget that in the year between Octobers, and when it comes around again we’re surprised by all the activities we have going on!

This year we were particularly lucky to have fantastic weather, as summer had started for us a bit late and extended itself into autumn.

I was nervous about when the impending rain would finally come, as we had our trip to BC’s Okanagan coming up, where we planned to spend a few days wine touring.  Dashing between wineries would be much more enjoyable in the sun, than in the rain, don’t you think?
As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about!  There were a few rain sprinkles, but then the cloud would pass and out came the sun again.

Of course, I brought my camera with me — wine tasting is only half the fun — and took a few pics.  Click on the photo here to see more.

Perseus Winery

Perseus Winery

We raced home on the Sunday, prepped and cleaned, then cooked all day Monday and hosted our family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Good thing I took a few days off to recover!
The next day we took a field trip out to Fort Langley, which I hadn’t been to since I was a kid.  If you haven’t been, you should really check it out.  They have interpreters dressed in period clothing who tell you a little about the place, and a lot about our Province’s history. You can almost imagine what it might have been like back in the early 1800’s.

Fort Langley through the glass

Fort Langley through the glass

And then we finally ended the day in our favourite little town, Steveston.  The businesses all have scarecrows out front, with their own themed spins on the classic, and it was an awesome evening to wander a little and check them all out.

Scarecrow outside of Pieces shop

Scarecrow outside of Pieces shop

We’re halfway through the month…. what else will it bring?

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