Thursday, September 10, 2009

Special Visit

Dear old friends Angelo and Esther joined us here for the long weekend. Although the weather didn't cooperate much, it was fantastic for us to all get together again. First thing after they arrived, we hit the patio at Thornhaven and shared a very nice Gewurztraminer in a beautiful window of sunshine. Fresh bread and aged cheddar, too.

Imogene Finch, seen here with with her lovely mom, was the star of the show -- such a cutie, with a great spirit and sharp mind. One of the afternoons, Tannis got her and Ezra going on bubbles in the backyard. Angelo was the master player, able to keep all the kids laughing and running until I was exhausted just watching.

Angelo and I snuck out for a couple of great rides, hitting Separatiste and Giant's Head in between bouts of cooking and lounging. One morning we found ourselves at the Beanery for breakfast and coffee. In the end, Tannis dropped Esther off in Kelowna to fly out for work, and Angelo cruised back to Vancouver with Imogene. A few more photos to help me remember the excellence of the weekend:






Angelo said...

I can't think of a better way to end the summer.

If there was a downside to the weekend, in might be that IF seems to have picked up on Ezra's 'No Phase'.

"Anything's possible, right Honey?"
"No Daddy, it's NOT."

Jeremy said...

HA! Our apologies for infecting her with that particular bug -- let's hope she kicks it. In the few days after you left, Ezra was really horrid, like way worse than anything you saw. Yesterday seemed to be a little better, although we have no idea why.

Indeed, it was the perfect way to end the summer...although it appears that the summer weather is back this week.