If the Olsens' Did The Okanagan

Hi everyone! I am Tabitha and I usually blog over at Wandering Java Lover.  I was so excited when Laurie asked me to guest post for her while they are away enjoying everything magical.  I must admit I am extremely just a bit jealous.   Our love for travel and a slight Disney obsession is just the tip on the mouse's ears of stuff we have in common.  We became fast friends when we found each other through blogging back in the fall.  We text/email/tweet pretty much every day sometimes all at the same time and have learned so much about each other.  I absolutely adore those sweet kids of hers and would love to hug them and squeeze them tight.  You would have to be crazy not to.  Oh and Handy Matty aka Chef Matteo, is there anything his guy can't do?

I wish there wasn't a 3 hour time difference and over 4000 miles between us.  Apparently, that is 40hrs drive time according to Google.  Not that I don't love a good road trip but I think that trip calls for a flight.  Sometimes we talk about meeting up in New York when I finally make it there.  As cool as that would be, it would be amazing to have the Olsen clan here in my town.  After all, it is an amazing summer tourist destination.  So, today I thought I would show you what we would be up to if Olsens did the Okanagan.

Definitely one of the most popular things to do is the float the channel.  We'd be bringing a family size floaty, some tunes and something to sip on as we float the afternoon away.

The river channel connects the two lakes at either end of town.  So we would have our pick of beaches to build castles on with the kids, bbq up some lunch and dip in to cool down.  This is Okanagan Lake and for some reason I don't have any pictures of the other lake.

 Half a block from the beach is Ogo's Ice Cream.  Delicious. What is a beach day with ice cream? Sad, just sad.  Or if we felt like going for a bit  drive we could go out to Tickleberry's Ice Cream.  It's a toss up as to which place has better ice cream but Tickleberry's has a special place in heart.  If you walk in, close your eyes and breathe you will be transported to Disneyland.  It smells exactly like Main Street, USA.

We'll take the kiddies to Loco Landing and have a blast.  There will be mini golf, bumper boats, bouncy things of all kinds, go karts and more.

Of course there would be wine.  I mean, obviously.  Sipping, tasting, touring we would do it all.  I actually live smack dab in the middle of wine country.  The Okanagan is known for it's wines and was recently named #1 Wine Destination in the World. Cool beans.  

We could tour the Sicamous an old paddle wheeler boat on the lake.  Stroll down the street in historic downtown.  Early morning runs along the lake are always a favourite especially if you have a little of last night to burn off.  Hey Laurie, are we feeling adventurous? There's zip lining in a couple different places, parasailing and other water sports.   Day trips to the ski resorts.  Plus, there is always relaxing with family by the pool or around the fire.  Oh, and there will be a Disney movie or two sprinkled in.  You can never see Frozen or Beauty and the Beast too many times.

I think we should hit up the Farmer's market they shut down Main Street for on Saturdays.  Then have the Chef Matteo and Chef Scotty (my husband) turn all that fresh goodness into something amazing! I don't usually make my guests cook but I have been drooling over his recipes and would do to try something out.  Plus, I am a vegetarian and I hear he likes a challenge.

Clearly, I haven't put any thought into this at all, eh? yes I said that "eh" on purpose haha Sounds like a great next vacation to me.  Of course, we could always meet in the middle somewhere on a cruise or better yet a Disney cruise.  I'm not picky.

Thanks so much again to my twinsie for having me on the blog today! I hope you guys are having a blast showing your Disney side.  Can't wait to see the blog posts about it.