LEE A. WOOD
Do you recall the ads on TV where the little VW had boxes piled on top and had to stop for the low overpass.
There was no overpass, and the vehicle wasn't a VW, but this car reminded me of that ad.
One would assume that `Osoyoos' is an Indian name. And one would be right. Osoyoos, pronounced O-sue-use, comes from a tribe called `Okanagan'. The Okanagan Indian word means `the place where two lakes come together'.
Osoyoos is the name of the town and also the name of the lake. The lake is divided into two by an isthmus, or causeway.
Osoyoos, like many communities in Western Canada, and the North Western United States of America, owes its beginning to fur trading.
Now, the area's main industry is tourism, or agriculture, depending on whom you talk to.
THOUGH OFTEN REFERRED TO AS DESERT, OSOYOOS IS ACTUALLY A FEW MILES SOUTH OF THE WORLD'S SMALLEST DESERT.
THE ROAD DOWN, INTO TOWN, IS LONG AND WINDY, BUT NOT AS STEEP AND WINDY AS THAT ON THE EAST SIDE OF TOWN.
ENTERING THE OKANAGAN VALLEY
IF YOU LOOK AT THE CENTER OF THE PICTURE,
YOU CAN MAKE OUT THE ROAD, UP THE CLIFF
ON THE FLATS, JUST BEFORE THE LAST DROP INTO OSOYOOS, ON HWY 3, IS A MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, ALL DONE WITH EUROPEAN STYLE, HO GAUGE, TRAIN.
JIN MEI & BIN AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE TRAIN DISPLAY
ADMISSION IS ONLY $5. & WORTH EVERY PENNY
THESE DISPLAYS ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL
MY FLASH GAVE A TERRIBLE COLOUR SHIFT
APPLE ORCHARD, THE FIRST OF MANY
GRAPES ON THE VINE,
THE FIRST OF MANY VINEYARDS WE WOULD SEE
THIS IS A VERY PLEASANT PLACE TO GO
FOR A STROLL IN THE EVENING.
THE STREET SPLITS THE RESORT
ONLY $22 FOR A TENT SPACE
LOOKING TOWARD THE STREET,
AND THE BEACH
MY EX-WIFE, MY WIFE
OUR TENT, OUR VAN
MY WIFE, JIN MEI, RELAXES IN THE NEIGHBOURS CHAIR.
DRUNKEN TEENS FROM LANGLEY AND MAPLE RIDGE,
KEPT US AWAKE MOST OF THE NIGHT
SOME RV SITES FRONT THE BEACH
JIN MEI & BEAR
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