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I just received an email from a friend which contained a quotation from an editorial describing Penticton–from, I thought, a definitely “hey there tourists–come and visit us” point of view. It was well done, but definitely not the Penticton this “pedestrian” knows and loves. So I wrote back to my friend, thanking him for sending along the quote … and told him about my “Penticton Pedestrian” site. That brought back memories of writing on here and I thought I’d just send him a general link to the site. But then I couldn’t resist taking a little stroll down memory lane, and–poor guy–I ended up sending him a whole list of some of my favourite posts! And here’s what I wrote:

Good description for a “tourist” leaflet!

Does remind me, though, why it’s high time I re-started writing bits and pieces for my “Penticton Pedestrian” blog. It’s been a whole year since I posted anything, and even those few April 2017 postings were mostly just photos from the Okanagan Valley Writers’ Festival. I started the blog as a “walk-about” to provide a “Penticton pedestrian’s outlook” of the city rather than another “tourist bureau” description. I always took photos, but I used to do commentary—prose and poetry both.  Examples (of course I don’t expect you to check them all out; just a sampling of some of my favourites…):

https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/green-okanagan-summer/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/penticton-oxbows-tour/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/summerland-experimental-station-ornamental-gardens/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/urban-gardening/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/writing-in-nature/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/junuary-30-downtown-market-in-penticton/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/penticton-people-at-the-beach-in-october/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/late-fall-farmers-market/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/signs-of-autumn-vegetation/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/lots-to-do-with-the-grandkids/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/science-nature-walks-in-your-neighbourhood/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/aliens-invade-penticton-on-canada-day-2011/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/seniors-in-the-sunshine/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/scruffy-end-of-winter-days/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/poem/
https://pentictonpedestrian.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/another-chance/

and on and on they go! I even gathered some of them together and published them in a booklet which I sold one summer at the Penticton downtown market…

Well, I’m really needing to get out and about after a slow, rather homebound winter looking after hubby after his knee replacement surgery … so I guess it’s time to grab camera and notebook and head out and get blogging again.

Thanks for the inspiration, Bruce!

(PS. I still have a few paper copies of the Penticton Pedestrian booklet if you’d like one … or you can download a PDF here)

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Comments on: "I’m back … and inspired!" (2)

  1. A timely post as we contemplate moving to Penticton this year! Thanks. I am going to check out the posts and see it from a local’s view! I write blogs too and have been very absent lately! Funny how that happens!

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