Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Greetings from sunny Penticton! We arrived safely yesterday afternoon after a long drive. The trip that should usually take about 3 1/2 hours took us over 5. I guess that's what happens when you travel with a little baby. We left Abbotsford around 9:15, stopped in Manning and Princeton, and arrived in Penticton at 2:30. Naomi did good on the drive and slept most of the way. After we settled in, Ron headed out to get some groceries, while I unpacked and got our room prepared for our stay.
We had chicken and rice for dinner. Thanks Xian and Vic! After dinner we walked along the water and went to the outdoor "night fair" at the park. It was great fun. The vendors were selling everything! Including hot sauce, carpets, carvings, baked goods, and even pasta in cool shapes. One vendor was selling beautiful jewelry from Fiji. There was one necklace that I really liked. It was a flower carved from mother of pearl. We kept walking through the stalls and seeing was else was for sale. Just as we were preparing to walk home, Ron handed me a small box. Inside was the necklace that I had admired. He went back and bought it for me. I love it!
This vendor offer to let us taste his hottest hot sauce. Ron volunteered to taste it, and claims that it was not that hot but his face said otherwise.

Today has been a good day so far. Naomi was up 3 times at night to eat so we slept in until 10:30. After a leisurely morning, which included a bath for Naomi, we got ourselves ready and headed for the pool. Naomi really enjoyed the water. She likes to splash and watch the other kids in the pool.
We bought this life jacket for her at Walmart and we finally had a chance to try it out. Naomi liked floating on her back the best.

After about an hour we went back to the hotel room and put Naomi down for a nap. Our room gets wireless Internet so I took the chance to blog about our trip so far. I will try to post again soon, but for now I am off to have more fun :)

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