I write this on the balcony of our hotel room in Penticton.  We do not have a lake view but face over the grassy courtyard with the pool.  Lovely evening, clear sky and a comfortable 20 C.

We are here to participate in the Miata Okanagan Sun Run.  108 Miatas mostly from BC, Alberta, Washington and as far away as Tucson AZ. Typical for this kind of an event, virtually everyone is a retiree.

It is perfect weather for topless drives.  Tomorrow we are on a run with 20 cars to a variety of wineries.

As we are driving, we are advised to sip and spit (but that is the lawyer talk)  in any event I take my DD on all my runs.  Big banquet tomorrow night.   Sunday we drive to Summerland and take an excursion on an historical steam train.

Anyway, now we get to the reason for this blog.  We were treated to a group BBQ tonight by the beach and after they had series of door prizes.  Many of the prizes were gift certificates to parts and tire suppliers (it is a car club) but I won what was the best.  A boxed set of two bottles of Quail’s Gate reserve wines.

Lovely wooden box and superb wines.  Problem is, when you travel in a Miata, there is not a lot of spare space.  Still we will find a way.  Next problem is when would we open these expensive bottles.  Then we have a drive tomorrow in brilliant sunshine in a convertible with all the risk of sun burns.

So many problems, such a short life.