Backyard BBQ’s

It’s that time of year when backyard BBQs abound. Kelowna summers are infamous for their dry, sunny days. July averages 300.5 hours of bright sunshine (or so Wikipedia tells me) and more than a few people live for the rays in this town. Summer is easily my favorite season and is a big reason for why I live here, part of that reason is summer nights and backyard BBQs. There is something that takes place around a group of friends having a few drinks, making a meal together. Maybe it’s the beer (lubrication for intelligent conversation?), maybe it’s the positive weather (29º of it, baby!), or more likely something primal and instinctual in all human beings, but there is definitely a connection made.

Backyard BBQ's

My friends and I love to make dinner together and BBQs take the party out of the house and into the world, which is refreshing after being cooped up inside throughout the winter. The sun beckons me every day I’m inside working in the summer, and I try to use it to my advantage. The eagerness builds to anticipation, and when I finally reward myself after a good day’s work, it makes me that much more aware of how lucky we are to live in a place like this. I feel as though we’re close to finally hitting our summer stride and you can bet you’ll see me around decks, patios, parks and streets. Probably with, like, food hanging out of my mouth.

Summer BBQs are made that much better with Lake Heartbeat’s album ‘Trust In Numbers’ or for something a little more raw, Tame Impala’s album ‘Innerspeaker’ would do nicely.


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