26.08.2007 - 28.08.2007
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Next we headed for Kelowna a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley. Its name derives from a native term for "female grizzly bear." Another early start and it was still raining, Joey the Moose driver wanted to go karting but most of us weren't up for it except for Dan and Wayne. When we arrived at karting it was still raining but this didn't stop these nutters. So we spent 20 mins watching them smash crash and generally go crazy on the outdoor mud soaked track, very entertaining.
After karting we stopped at a Dairy farm where they made their own cheese and best of all ice cream so I promptly ordered a cherry custard thick ice cream milkshake, it's the best milkshake I ever had!
Arrived in Kelowna at about 4pm so I went for a walk round the town with Shane the Aussie on our bus. It was pretty quiet though being a Sunday. It looked a nice city to chill out in so I decided to hop off the bus for an extra night so I could recharge. This turned out to be a good move as later on we all met up an played drinking games before we went out for food. We had to play with cards and each card number had a certain meaning some generated rules, one of the rules was that no names were to be used. A little 11yr old Canadian kid had joined in (he was drinking ginger ale) and after a few minutes the crafty little sod tricked me into saying my name it was very funny.
The next day I waved off the moose bus and went for a stroll along the harbor and found a tiny beach with only one other person on it which was pretty cool. After chatting with her for a while about Canada and places she'd lived and how I'd seen more of Canada than she had we went for some salad and met her friends. It was a nice chilled out day and I got to meet some real Canadians instead of other people doing the same things as me from other countries.
Later I met up with the moose bus and caught up with the guys who hopped off at Revelstoke. After a meal and some catching up I hit the hay.