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    Thumbs up North West Meet

    Greetings all. I've been away from this forum for some time and have moved to the Similkameen Valley in BC. Some of you may remember me from the 2003 (I think) Northwest meet.

    Any interest from those in the northwest to travel from lower mainland, through Hope to Princeton and beyond to a wine tour in the Okanagan in late summer (mid to late September)?

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    That's funny, Art and I were just talking about holding a get together earlier this afternoon seeing as this site's 5th year anniversary is coming up June 27th

    Figured it was notice was a bit too short to hold something for that, so I suggested exactly what you're proposing... Something in September. To add, your route is just what I was thinking... Who else is interested? I know you're out there

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    Red face Count me in.

    A GTG in September sounds great guys! Would be nice to touch bases with some familiar and hopefully a few new faces.

    Tubby’s Garage just outside of Hope would have made a cool place to stop for lunch or a photo opp but unfortunately they’ve closed down.

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    I'm good to go for a late Sept GTG. My brother from UK will be visiting during late Sep thru early Oct and this GTG would be a good opportunity to expose him to the Canadian lifestyle, Km, liters and the gorgeous Canadian scenery.

    I haven't crossed border recently and wonder which is the best crossing point to avoid long waits - anyone have advice on this ?

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    So a romp in BC would be no sweat! Assuming we achieve the mileage minimum, a very relaxed Faye and tired John will form part of the party.

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    I'd be up for a meet!
    September weather should be OK, and the winery idea might be a winner. A group of XCs cruising from tasting to tasting, loading up all those cargo spaces with cases of fine wines.
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    Mid to late September is a great time for us. We were not able to make the last outing but count us in for this one. It sounds like alot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry sharp
    I haven't crossed border recently and wonder which is the best crossing point to avoid long waits - anyone have advice on this ?
    Barry,

    Here’s a link that might be of help. It also contains a direct link to CBSA’s website with respect to border wait times.

    http://www.borderlineups.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by MGC
    Mid to late September is a great time for us. We were not able to make the last outing but count us in for this one. It sounds like alot of fun.
    Sounds great Morrie!

    Anyone else out there interested in a day or two of touring around some of B.C. finest vineyards?

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    Thumbs up September Princeton to the Okanagan GTG

    Hello all

    I did some "reconnaissance" work over the July long weekend; how terrible for me that I had to do some wine tasting in Osoyoos (boo hoo). A tasting trip through Osoyoos and area might be what the doctor ordered for our gathering.

    Two very nice wineries in Osoyoos I'd recommend and will get in touch with (confirming everyones particiapation) are www.nkmipcellars.com and www.tinhorn.com.

    Nk'Mip has a relatively new tasting building, golf course, condo development and cultural centre. It is operated by the Osoyoos Indian Band and is quite the winery if you haven't already been there. Tinhorn Creek sits atop a hill and their vinyard and have great view. Travel time from Princeton to Osoyoos is just under 2 hours. Along the route is Keremeos and their plentiful orchards (and possilbly a fall harvest stop). Then the scenic drive from Osoyoos to Penticton is about 1 hour. This might be the place to overnight.

    Are people looking to overnight on this gathering? Penticton might be the place to stop. Also, we'd be more than willing to host a brunch in Princeton before we embark on the wine tour.

    The next day perhaps Penticton to Kelowna which is 1.25 hours away. More wineries in Kelowna! Couple of wineries in Kelowna we like (good wine, great food and spectactular views) are: www.missionhillwinery.com and www.quailsgate.com Lunch at Quail's Gate "Old Vines Patio" would be good.

    After a day in Kelowna and their plentiful wineries, people can get back to the lower mainland via the Coquihalla Connector to #5 to #3 and then #1 to Vancouver with a time of just over 5 hours; very good route and quick.

    Travelling from lower mainland to Princeton is via Hope-Princeton highway #3 and takes approx. 3.5 hours from downtown Vancouver.

    Cheers all,
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    North Coast XC:

    Sounds great and thanks for doing the fun "reconnaissance" trip.

    I would like to do this wine tasting meet between Sep 27 and Oct 11 if possible, and an overnight is AOK with me. However, whatever works for others will be fine also. Cheers.
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