After a good night’s rest, we got back on the road and headed towards the Canadian border, which was only about 45 minutes from where we stayed.
The reality hit me as we came up to the border. We were inching closer and closer to Canada!
After getting into Canada with no problem whatsoever, we decided we needed wine. But not a lot. All the way up, I’d been telling my Mom about Tinhorn Creek and the wines.
The wines of Tinhorn Creek are exquisite. From the 2Bench White to their Cabernet Franc…they are amazing through and through. And their Pinot Noir would probably beat anything I have in my cellar from Oregon.
(Yes, I will do a more in depth review later…)
After Tinhorn Creek, we continued to Penticton and to our hotel for the night.
Word of advice, do not stay at the Best Western in Penticton if any one in your party has mobility or depth-of-field vision issues. They do not have an elevator to get to their second floor rooms or their breakfast area, nor are they very accommodating when you mention this at check-in. Which is sad, since most of my stays at Best Westerns have been above and beyond fantastic.
After settling in, we decided to explore Penticton a bit…and also meet up with the lovely Ms. Thea from Luscious Lushes for dinner! We went to Burger 55, which is up the street from the conference hotel. Holy. Shit. These were some of the best damn burgers I’ve ever had. Also, the local beer they had was awesome as well (says the girl from just north of Beervana, aka Portland, OR).
Burger 55 is awesome indeed! Sorry your hotel choice was less awesome :-/