Work Hard, Then Play Hard at Kelowna's Mission Creek Swimming Hole

I was given the opportunity to feature a beautiful masterpiece in Black Mountain including hosting an open house so yesterday I went up to prepare some video and photo media to use for promoting the home online and in social media. I asked my son Layton to be my assistant; he loves being involved and helping like when we film the front of a home with the door opening and he gets to open the door. It's a bit of a challenge for him too because each home has different windows and he tries to be in the right spot so he's not in the video but can still open the door smoothly.

It took us about an hour to collect all the images and video clips that we wanted. Layton made sure to point out the things he thought were cool like the ambiance lighting under the vanity in the master ensuite that come on when you trigger the sensor walking or the microwave oven in the kitchen island. Layton helped to make sure all the lights were off and we locked up and were on our way to accomplish our next task of delivering door hangers.

Together with Layton and my partner Sarah, we've been distributing a door hanger through different Kelowna neighbourhoods titled: Top 3 Things You Should Consider When Choosing A Realtor. I am passionate about providing value so even if I don't end up working with someone, I hope I can make an impact for them by providing tips like this. Layton and I got around to about half a dozen streets before the 36-degree summer heat was more than we could handle.

So what did we do? We took a dip in the creek!

Layton and I stopped for a selfie as in Kelowna's Mission Creek swimming hole. What a great way to cool off after a hard day of work in the Okanagan summer heat!

I have lived in Kelowna for 12 years now and to be honest, I had heard about a swimming hole somewhere near Rutland before I even moved here, but it slipped my mind until recently. A little while back I had gone for a walk along the Mission Creek Greenway towards Scenic Canyon Regional Park where I saw an area in the creek that looked like it might be wide and deep enough to swim in if the water weren't rushing through so quickly. Well Layton and I drove down to the park and went to find it.

Eventually we came to that spot along the creek and there were a few others already there enjoying the water. We took off our shoes (and put on our water shoes which we cleverly had packed) and ran into the creek. The cool water was incredibly refreshing on such a hot summer. We explore the creek, learning where it was shallow and where it was deep and where it was calm and where the current picked up. The most fun part was swimming up the one side of the creek and then finding that current towards the other side and letting it carry you down into the deeper area. We had a blast. It was a fantastic way to end a day of hard work.