We're finally getting our usual warm September weather and everyone seems to be taking advantage of it after weeks of cool and wet. This photo is a semi-cheesy self-timer shot on one of my rides on Rattlesnake Mountain -- I've been mostly riding by myself, so I don't have any other recent photos of me on my bike.
This morning I made pancakes and then later on I hiked out to our favourite spot on the Trans-Canada Trail with Ivy and Ella while Tannis climbed her bike up Conkle Mountain above us. She joined us for a pizza picnic before walking back with us.
This afternoon I explored the Riddle Road trail network near Penticton. It was truly beautiful in there, with views across the lake to Giant's Head, a bubbling creek and lots of big old ponderosa pines. The trails were mostly mellow singletrack with easy climbs and simple, fun descents. As soon as I got back, we all went up to Scherzinger and had some wine, grapes (picked from vines above our heads) and cheese on the patio. Meanwhile, Tannis had lasagna roll-ups baking in the oven -- good livin'.
Yesterday we enjoyed the sparkly autumn water at the beach -- it's getting pretty chilly, but still nice enough to swim a bit...and we felt somewhat guilty for not helping my folks move into their winter rental home. We brought food for everyone later in a lame attempt to make ammends.
We've also been marvelling at the fall crops coming in, especially the pumpkins and apples (apparently a bumper crop this year). And finally, two random shots of Ivy from the last few days: riding her bike in the curling rink with her Puddle Jumpers friends, and trying some field hockey at the toddler park.