Bear Creek Provincial Park – Kelowna, BC

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When our kids were young we kicked off summer by heading to Bear Creek Provincial Park for the Canada Day long weekend. It felt like the official start of summer and you could almost be guaranteed to have good weather. Kelowna has a great Canada Day Festival in town with lots to do for the entire family and even without Canada Day you will most certainly be able to find something fun to do. The last time we were at Bear Creek was in 2004, this is largely due to the fact the park is hard to reserve, but these notes are based on those trips so the next time I am in Kelowna I will go back to check it out again.

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Today’s Weather Report, Infact the Entire Week Looks Good!

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The many faces of Sangria, my favourite and a few others.

What is Sangria?

Sangria is the Spanish name for a sugar-sweetened wine and fruit cocktail. Rumored to be first introduced to the US at the 1964 World’s Fair. Today, it’s the world’s most popular wine cocktail.

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As a lover of Sangria I have tried a lot of recipes and there are severa tasty ones out there. The first question I asked when I started to drink Sangria was “What Type of Wine Should You Use?” The good news is there is not a wrong answer here. If you want to stay true to the Spanish tradition then use Garnacha or some other kind of a medium bodies red wine. For White Sangria pick an aromatic wine such as Torrontés, Chenin Blanc, Riesling or Pinot Gris. I have found you don’t need an expensive wine to make a great Sangria. Continue reading

Wine – wherever do I put my glass?

If you have followed my blog at all you will know I am a bit of a wine drinker! I also like to drink my wine out of a stemmed wine glass, call me a traditionalist. When camping that can be a bit of a problem but true to the camping Gods, there is always a solution.

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Here are some of the products I have found to help solve my problem.

A table stake solution, holds the bottle, a glass along with a snack.

www.amazon.ca/Tovolo-Outdoor-Wine-Bamboo-Table/dp/B000G32HBQ

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A solution when you are spread out a little more.

http://www.amazon.com/Wine-Alfresco-Glasses-Matching-Stainless/dp/B00FX49UHM

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Next up the standard camping chair accessory made for wine drinkers,

www.etsy.com/ca/listing/152057354/wine-glass-holder-for-an-outdoor-folding

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Another wine glass holder for you campers

www.winerest.com

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For those couple who drink wine and beer while waiting for a call, check this out

www.etsy.com/ca/listing/160914054/the-wine-dock-perfect-for-a-gift-wine?ref=listing-shop-header-1

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And for for those of you who need to carry your wine with you

http://www.amazon.com/Fyxation-Leather-Bicycle-Carrier-Brown/dp/B00HSFK2EY

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