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Our Move to Vernon via Texas & Forida

In late 2015 my husband, three kids and I, made the move from Forida to Vernon, Canada. My name is Georgia Maddock and this is my story.

Having been born and raised in Tallahassee, FL a small town in north west Florida, I met my husband Gary in 1983. At the time we met he was studying to become a real estate agent while I was still attending university at U of F for nursing. After graduating with my degree in 1987 I immediately got a job and worked in the hospital in Tallahassee while Gary grew his real estate company.

round top texas real estate agencyIn 2009 when the economic crash happened in the US, it hit us exceptionally hard. Having 2 kids at the time we were forced to sell our home and move to Texas. My husband was particularly impacted by this considering he had to pack up his already successful Tallahassee real estate agency and start again in Texas while also having to reeducate himself on real estate laws of Texas.

Once we’d moved in to our new home in Texas I immediately set out to find work in the health sector like I was back in Florida. After months of searching I had to accept that Texas wasn’t at all like back home in Florida and that finding work would be difficult.

After sitting down with my husband we decided it would be best for me to get my realtor license and join my husbands brokerage.

I got my real estate license and immediately began working in Gary’s office in Round Top.

Round Top became our home and during the time we would spend there, our real estate business would thrive.

In 2014 Gary’s aunt Bunny would pass in Canada and with no children, Gary was named her heir. It was then we would find that Gary’s aunt had left him a beautiful home on Okanagan Lake in Vernon, BC.

After a year or so of red tape we decided to take the family – now 3 kids – to Canada to live in the home of Gary’s aunt.

Here we are 3 years later and I can’t begin to express the joy of living in such a beautiful place like Vernon. I never imagined life could be so good. And coming from the southern States we love the 4 seasons here and even enjoy the winter months as much as the summer.

The kids too, all thoroughly enjoy their lives, friends, schools and everything else about here. Every day we wake up grateful for where we are and what we have as we look out over the Okanagan Lake hoping to see the world famous Ogopogo.

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The 3 Attractions In Vernon That Are Good For The Kids

In every place we visit, there are a lot of attractions that we can go to. However, not all locations have child-friendly sights where the children can enjoy. If you are traveling with the kids, the best place to go is Vernon because of all the kids’ attractions where they can have a lot of fun. Here are the attractions that your children will love. Check it out and book the fun.

1.    Atlantis Water slides

Children love to play around with water and slides, and they can do both in Atlantis Water slides. It is the top destination for kids during summer where they can spend a whole day of unlimited fun. If you think that your child is still small to indulge on big slides, there is nothing to worry about because there are kiddie slides available just for the little ones. The place is also famous for the River Riot where the kids can ride and slide through the tubes.

2.    Planet Bee Honey Farm

It is a fun place to stop with your children. Aside from the fun, they will also learn a lot about the amazing facts about bees. They will see how the bees create the honey that they usually see in the supermarkets up close and personal. I’m pretty sure they will be ecstatic to see around ten thousand bees on the farm.

3.    Kelowna H2O Adventure & Fitness Center

Not all fun can be achieved in the outdoors because there is one perfect spot in Vernon where your children can enjoy even when they are indoors. “In Kelowna H2O Adventure & Fitness Center, they can still practice their water slide techniques as well as surfing simulation to get them ready for the real waves.” says Kelowna realtor Annette Denk

These are the top three kiddie attractions in Vernon. Bring your kids around and let them enjoy a great day of fun and adventure.