Supposedly relaxing and "aren't Canadians nice, eh?" take two
Another supposedly "relaxing" day with an unexpected turn of events. The day began relaxing enough, with a lie-in followed by a tour of some of the
valley's wineries. We tasted and we bought, including the super sweet ice wine, a Canadian speciality. I like sweet wine, but ice wine is a whole new level of sweet. We stopped for a tapas lunch at the Little Straw winery, my personal favourite, with stunning views over the lush wine country.
On the way home, our day became a little less relaxing when Rylan casually drove into a ditch. Stuck, we managed to summon the owner of the driveway we'd got stuck on. He wasn't impressed: he'd just had his asphalt done. He wasn't able to help us as his tow cable was in his other truck; however, a family in a 4x4 took pity on us and pulled over, then generously offered to go home, pick up their tow rope, and come back. We felt absolutely terrible when, on their return, the weight of our truck snapped both of their ropes. Just as we were beginning to despair, a man across the road appeared at his door and offered us a chain. This was also a spectacular act of kindness considering that he was attached to a drip at the time. Luckily, the chain was enough to pull our truck out of the ditch, although the brand new asphalt hadn't fared too well. In a final act of kindness, the owner of the driveway, who had originally warned us that we'd have to pay for any damage to his new asphalt, told us not to worry about it after all.
Aren't Canadians nice, eh?
Our evening was much more relaxing: we lay by the pool in the garden overlooking
lake and the valley; we barbecued
; we witnessed a beautiful sunset and lazed in the hottub. Perfect!
on August 19, 2012
from the travel blog:
Canada and a little USA 2012
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