Keremeos, a somewhat dumpy little town that we seem to love despite its dumpiness. In summer it's basically a giant farmer's market with fruit and veggie stands lining the highway, but it goes into hibernation in winter. We stopped off at the west of town to explore along the Similkameen River beside their historic red bridge. I took a few photos down there: Ella and Tannis, then Ivy on the ice, exploring on the rocks and in silhouette.
If the batteries on the camera hadn't died after those four pictures, it would have been a more photographic day -- sunny and mellow and yielding little discoveries. The river valley south of Cawston on the way to Osoyoos is gorgeous, with stands of deciduous trees among the organic farms and vineyards. We did hit one winery, but kept moving when it turned out that they weren't doing tastings and didn't have any food available.
We've never had a great feeling about Osoyoos, so we kept going until we found Best of India in Oliver. Awesome authentic Indian food served by the family who own the restaurant and a bright, funky decor...we'll definitely be going back there. We wandered up the Oliver main street for a while too, exploring shops and picking up some cool stuff at the East Indian grocery.