At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY

 

 

The joys of getting lost

April 07th, 2016

Billed as a light and entertaining read filled with Lucille Ball moments, Travelling Grannies Without GPS (Travelling Grannies $20.99) by Arlene Buick (right) and Suzanne Delisle (left) recalls the adventures of two Baby Boomers as they attempt a low budget trip to France and Italy. After 20 hours of air travel, it takes them another four hours to find their hotel—hence the title. With no GPS in their rental car, exhausted, they ask a stranger to drive them to their hotel, only to end up on a dark road in front of a cemetery. They did not have enough energy left to be afraid. Luckily, Frank was a kind and caring Frenchman just trying to help. Further driving incidents occurred—such as being stuck in the wrong toll line reserved for locals with special transit cards with one of them flying over multiple toll lanes, waving 50 Euros, trying to obtain assistance. An extensive section of various Travel Hints is included. Suzanne Delisle (Watts) of Kelowna was born in 1954 and raised in Saskatchewan. Arlene Buick (Huxtable)—yes, it’s a pseudonym—is a retired schoolteacher in Kelowna. 9780994852700 / 2016

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