This past Wednesday (September 30) my boyfriend and I celebrated 5 years together! We decided to take a trip up to Kelowna, BC for the weekend and get away to spend time together. We have taken quite a few trips over the last couple of years, but this one was one of the absolute best! It was very spontaneous as we only planned it out less than a week before, and it was very much relaxed which made it even better. The main reason we went up there was to visit Kangaroo Creek Farm, which is literally a kangaroo petting zoo. I saw it online and I also knew a few people who had been, and the second I heard about it I knew I had to go! I mean… petting kangaroos… what can be any better than that?!
So we booked a hotel and packed our bags and ventured out for our 4 hour drive up to Kelowna. I love road trips! There is something so freeing about listening to loud music with the windows down with someone you love. After a few pit stops for coffee, gas and food we made it to our destination, or so I thought. It turns out, the basic, affordable hotel that I had thought we were staying at was not where we were headed! Ryan actually surprised me by booking a really fancy hotel for us for the night called Royal Private Residence Club and it was freaking amazing! I absolutely love surprises, but it takes a lot to actually surprise me because I am a really good guesser! Almost every birthday or Christmas gift Ryan has gotten me I have guessed before he has even bought it! However, he got me this time! I was so surprised and it was so sweet of him to do, it really made the whole weekend!
We were on the top floor and our room had a huge patio and a breathtaking view of the water. We went out there almost every hour just to look at the sky as it changed colours and take it all in. There was also a roof top pool and hot tub that we got to enjoy which was so relaxing and beautiful! The hotel even put out champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for us to celebrate our 5 years!
We spent the afternoon wandering the streets of Kelowna and appreciating the sights, because man were they something special! It really is a gorgeous place! We had coffee, we talked and we enjoyed each other’s company, then we had dinner and settled in for the night with a Netflix movie. (We watched the Imitation Game and it was great!). The day really could not have been more perfect.
Sunday was the main event we’d been waiting for… KANGAROOS! The kangaroo farm was everything I could have hoped for and then some. Ryan got some real cuddles with one of the roo’s and he also happened to be the SOFTEST one there. It was pretty wonderful. You’re only supposed to pet them on the back, so the fact that he literally climbed into Ryan’s lap and nuzzled into him made it even cuter! I also waited my turn in line to hold a baby kangaroo and it was the best thing ever. Seriously, everyone needs to hold a baby kangaroo.
After all of the stress and emotions I have been feeling over the past month, this trip was exactly what I needed to refresh. I can’t say enough good things about it and I just wish I could do it all over again! Needless to say, being back at work just isn’t doing it for me!
Thanks for letting me share this with you!