Take a moment to enjoy this idyllic scene at Penticton, British Columbia.
Penticton is a beautiful lakeside resort town in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. I spent several months there over the summer in 2004 when I had to handle house fire claims as part of my day job. In the occasional bit of time off I got to have a look around, and I got to know the town and the area quiet well.
I enjoyed my time there, but having lived on the prairies for more than two decades I was kind of used to seeing the weather approach, and in the mountains you just don’t get that luxury. I remember one day in particular when I was especially surprised to hear thunder when I didn’t even know it was cloudy.
If you get the chance, visit Penticton and the nearby communities of Kelowna, Vernon, and Oliver.