Saturday, August 10, 2013
Yesterday certainly started this week-long cabin vacation off with a bang. The day consisted of one magical moment after another, much of it due to the generosity of others. There was a long meditative swim followed by lunch on the dock in the shade of the willow. Later, after a scenic drive along Okanagan Lake, my husband and I stopped in at a restaurant patio with a view where we enjoyed a bite, courtesy of a gift certificate from a friend. Next, up to a hilltop winery for the much anticipated Pink Martini concert. While waiting for it to begin, we gratefully accepted an impromptu invitation to the exclusive pre-show wine and appy event, extended to us by a senior staff member who happened to be an acquaintance from long ago. Shortly before dusk, in this breathtaking setting, we took our seats in the comfortable custom chairs set out on the grassy slope of the amphitheatre where we were entertained by eleven extremely talented musicians. Magnificent! Upon our return to the cabin, the two of us capped off the day with a brief swim under the stars. To the numerous elements (people, weather, geography, talent, food and drink) that came together in order to create this outstanding 11/10 day, I say thank you, thank you, thank you. It was a day I will not soon forget.