596. Rockies Roadtrip | Day 11 - Journey to Kelowna

BC Roadtrip lake

Photo above: Although this isn't a desert, this is what I imagine an oasis to be like.

After a short stay in Whistler, we left bright and early (7am to be precise, since we had no choice thanks to the Ironman competition) the next morning on the way to Kelowna. At first we were not happy about the early departure but I think eventually we all agreed that we did the right thing by leaving early. Due to a few situations that arose, our entire journey to Kelowna probably took twice as long as it should've. I got extremely carsick along the way thanks to the lack of sleep, no breakfast and twisty roads. So because of that I had to keep asking for them to stop the car so I could get out for a break.

Then at one point we accidentally took a detour and ended up on the wrong highway for an hour or two before we realized it was the wrong way. But on the bright side..it may have been the more scenic route because we saw this beautiful lake in the photo above and got to see some forest fires:

BC Wildfires
I love roadtrips and the feeling of being the only ones on the road in the middle of nowhere..

Lillooet: where I first started feeling really carsick and had to get out of the car. I don't know why I felt the need to take a pic and commemorate that moment hahah.

Rockies Roadtrip
I think there was some construction around here so we had to stop and wait for awhile. If you look closely, you can see a helicopter in the air. I took the opportunity to get out of the car again and walk around...still felt extremely nauseous but couldn't miss a good photo opportunity:

roadtrip pitstop
roadtrip breakfast
After what seemed like many hours, we finally arrived at a town to get some food. As soon as we turned into it...I had to ask my friend to stop the car right away so I can go into the first place I saw and use the washroom since I had a huge stomachache as well at that point. So I got out and walked into a random pub/restaurant where it was all locals in there. I normally never go into a restaurant just to use their washroom but I had no choice at that time..I felt bad but they were very nice about it. Afterwards I went out to look for my friends again..they had already driven around a bit and found a small place for breakfast (photo above). I felt like I would just throw up whatever I was to eat..so I didn't eat anything and just had a drink while my friends had their huge breakfasts.

After that, we set off again. & I think nearing Kelowna..we stopped again at this place. I still wasn't able to eat at that point though.

roadtrip espresso

Needless to say, that was the toughest leg of the trip...luckily from then on, we had no other issues for the remainder of our drives. Finally in the early evening, we arrived in Kelowna. We didn't really do much there since we didn't have much time and it was already starting to get dark. So we walked around for a bit and went for dinner at Earls, once again.

Earls Kelowna
This was a few hours after we arrived so I thought I was ok to finally eat my first meal of the day. I ordered my favourite salmon dish again but a few bites in I felt sick again so unfortunately I wasn't able to finish all of it..

I liked the rooftop patio at this Earls. Nice atmosphere and we had a nice server from the Netherlands. This was the view:

After that, we went to a 24hr Shoppers Drug Mart for a shopping trip with some really funny moments but I won't get into the details of that hahah ;)


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