Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
We started out in a small alcove of the Skaha lake beside a campground. We crossed a small bridge and climbed some rock formations in the lake.
The gem of the walk, in our opinion, was a small waterfall we found hidden behind some bushes and trees. The Okanagan Falls that the town was named after no longer exists so to us, this is our Okanagan falls. In the next picture we can hear the falls but can't see it. It is on the left behind those trees.
This one was taken from the waterfall, looking out to the path.
We turned around and headed back to the main beach area. Layla was tired so she hitched a ride in Baron's stroller. No, it is not a 2-person stroller but they fit.
Here is a shot of Okanagan Falls (OK Falls) from behind some snake grass.
The rest of the evening we stayed at the dog friendly portion of the Skaha beach in Ok Falls. We were very excited to discover this because up until now we thought all of the good beaches banned pets. Good news for the furry fella.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
You guessed it! Chester had a wood tick burrowing into his ear. Luckily, Layla and I had spent about half an hour last week watching videos on youtube on the right and wrong ways to remove wood ticks. Greg had a wood tick in his hair from one of our hikes but it hadn't bit him yet so I thought we'd better learn up on it.
So when Greg came over with fingernail clippers to remove it I was able to say with confidence that that was a bad idea. I knew Layla was going to be very disappointed to miss the tick removal but we didn't want to leave it in his ear any longer that necessary.
Greg did a great job removing the tick with the head intact. In fact, the tick was still alive and scurried along the bathroom counter until he put it in the toilet to save for Layla to see. She was very excited about the tick and wouldn't let me flush him down until much later in the day. We all checked each other and luckily nobody else had ticks. I think I've had my fill of creepy crawlies for the season and it's only May. Good grief.