OK, this is starting to feel real…
Having set alarms for 09:00 the night before, we expected a good twelve hours of sleep… As if.
We both woke up and it was light. We expected it to be a reasonable time, but it was only around 04:30. Thankfully we both fell asleep again and woke up at 08:50, which was about right.
We checked out of the hotel at 11am and asked for a recommendation on breakfast. The receptionist suggested a few bakeries, a Starbucks, and Mitzie’s – “perfect for bacon and eggs”. Now I don’t know about you but when faced with either bread, coffee or bacon and eggs, I’m heading straight for Mitzie’s!
After food we walked for 15 minutes to Central Pacific Station where we jumped on board a Greyhound from Vancouver to Kelowna, the place that we are going to call home for the next six weeks or so. All I wanted from the six hour journey was to see 1) a wild bear, or 2) one of those big lorries that carries loads of massive logs. Did I see either of those two things? No. The view from the window was stunning though. I’m completely in love with Canada already and I’ve only been here for a day and a bit.
My camera (thanks BRF) hasn’t been used yet because I’ve been too busy taking everything in and non-stop smiling, but when it does you guys are in for a treat! This place is beautiful.
Marion, who were staying with for the next 5 weeks or so, deserves her own page. I can’t just do the ‘oh she’s a family friend’ because she’s already so much more than that. Whether or not I get around to writing a new page is a different story though! Here’s a photograph she sneakily took of us just as we walked arrived at Kelowna bus station:
Within the hour she’d ordered us Domino’s, showed us around our new home (we have the master bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe), cracked open a few beers and sat us down to watch the Stanley Cup Semi-Final. For those of you who don’t know, that means we sat down to watch ice hockey. How Canadian, ey? I’m basically an expert now! I know some of the rules and everything.
Oh did I mention that Marion and her family are Tottenham fans too?!
We flicked through some old photos and watched a bit of TV, but Abbie and I started nodding off around 21:00. Our body clocks aren’t there just yet!
Tomorrow, for the first time, we’re not gonna have to put our backpacks on, or sit on a plane/bus for the majority of the day. I’ve no idea what were going to be doing, but I can not wait!