Wine, ziplines, astronomy & covered wagons =
a pretty fun day
|The Cypress Hills Winery. Such a beautiful place. It's easy to see why their moto is "the best afternoon of your summer". The yard is amazing, complete with koi fish ponds, grape vines, and large outdoor sitting area to enjoy some wine and the view.|
|Yep, this tasted as good as it looks? This lovely cheese platter is available during spring, summer and autumn. A complete lunch menu is offered during the summer. And, you can't forget the wine tasting, which is an experience in itself. My favourite wine was called "Spring", which is a combination of sour cherries and local honey...yum!|
|Ready to start my zipline canopy tour at Cypress Hills Eco Adventures, located in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. I was pretty nervous at first, after all, these platforms are nearly 40 feet above the ground! But, I made it down all six ziplines, and it was pretty fun. Check out the the video from my zipline tour.|
|The 80-foot sky bridge that connects two of the platforms. Each of the structures is designed to absorb weight, so it is constantly moving, which can be hard to get used to, but is extremely exciting to do.|
|The Observatory, located within the Cypress Hills Interprovinicial Park Dark Sky Preserve. This cool little building houses a powerful computerized telescope called a Celestron. In 2012, the general public will be able to experience the Celestron by appointment, or when demonstrations are being offered. There is also a yurt on site called the "Classroom", where programing will take place beginning in 2012.|
|I spent the night at Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast, and instantly felt like I was in the old wild west. Guests can stay in one of their two sheep wagons, or cabins. The details that have been put into each room really gives each of them their own unique character.|
How cute is this sheep wagon?! The entire farm yard is decked out in cowboy decor, there are areas for campfires, horses living right outside your door, and even space for large groups. A renovated church acts as the hall for meals and complete washroom facilities.
These sheep wagons have many of their original fixtures. This one is almost exactly what it was when it was built in 1915. The inside of the wagons is so cozy.