2020 Exploration Updates – Now InstaScenes

As I step into this new year, I feel my effort can be better spent by using InstaGram’s built in features of Stories. Starting today, you’ll start seeing updates of where I’m at and what I’m doing, a quicker way of keeping you in the know, and an easier way for me to keep track of where I’ve been!

Any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated as I embark on this new adventure, one that has encouraged me to get out more and show off my beautiful town, and hopefully, maybe someday, the world!

-INSTASCENES-

Orchard Plaza Shopping Centre

1980 Cooper Rd #201, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8K5

★★★★★ 

Having been in this town for many years, I’ve watched this mall swallow up the space Wal-Mart Left, putting in a food court, and later a Sport Chek, Timmies, EB Games & Best Buy, and now expanding once again. They really concern themselves with making it into a hub for people to chill, relax, and do some therapy shopping!! There are also seasonal shops which pop up in the middle of the other shops, check them out during the holidays for favorites such as the Log Barn!

It’s always fairly clean for the amount of traffic that goes through. This location also makes an excellent place to have a wind friendly walk in the early hours, (as later hours do get crowded) for those who don’t wish to be stuck to a treadmill.

Excited to see what you guys have in store!

https://goo.gl/maps/3a3ByLjCztsUaMSNA

September 2019 Exploration Update

Alrighty! September 2019 Exploration Update with SarahTonin

Special Guest Star – Raven from Teen Titans!  (Lucky to snag her before she headed off back to her room!)

HI I’m Raven, I just got back from Random Acts of Costuming, where we cheered up some kids and some people, I put on my best smile, and now without any further ado, here is SarahTonin’s Exploration Update for the Month of September. Teen Titans GO!

Shout out to Random Acts of Costuming, check them out on Facebook and follow them there, more on that next month.

Didn’t go many places, but we did make some delicious shish kabobs and had a corn feast, which if you see there, I’ve taken two slices of tomato and slathered them on the corn. (This to be done after normal condiments applied, butter, salt and pepper) That’s how you do it RIGHT!

Saw this spectacular sunrise, peeking out from behind a fire hydrant.

Snapped a few shots of this excellent sunset on the way back from Vernon

Went camping, made some camp food! Yes, Omelets ARE camp food.

And there’s some power lines…

(Further) Construction on St. Paul’s

Corn Chowder! (Recipe to follow!)

The September full moon illuminated by the light of a Polar Bear!

And lights on Bernard!

Put out How to Make a Cape with Ruby

Finished my Peter Kelamis Goku Montage! (To support my work click here!)

Got some AWESOME socks at Hot Topic on Sale!

Sliced up some crab apples to make tea! Figured out a neat way of cutting them, so it doesn’t take you ALL day!

Early morning hours on Bernard; and facing the other direction

Making some Banana Bread!

Whooh – Made some egg whites you could that you could stand up straight, I made a beautiful peach meringue pie… 🙂

There’s our banana bread!

Peach meringue pie!

And these lovely ladies, that were helping with raise a reader downtown by the Capital New Centre.

Kelowna just waking up in the morning!

A peaceful, quiet Bernard Morning-GREEN LIGHT!

And a cute little mushroom glen!

Also helped raise awareness for Orange Shirt Day, check that out Online.

And I thought I’d end it on a funny note. Why can’t you Trust an Artist? Because….They’re Shady! They’re Sketchy! AND they might try to Frame you! Have a great week guys and hopefully I’ll  explore way more things this month however as the winter months set in, I tend to bunker down and hibernate…and wait for the cold to go away! So you may see me venture out, once in a while, but expect to see more updates in regards to Tutorials, and other such likes! Stay Tuned!

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June to August Exploration Update

Subcity Donair

1905 Baron Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 6A3

★★★★★

When this shop started up years ago, this was the second one in Kelowna, run by the same people who started the first one a few years prior to that. My mom was right there to show her support, as she’s a Maritimer and missed her Donairs! To be sure that they were perfect, she shared the special ‘sweet sauce’ recipe, a sauce that makes these Donairs an amazing experience to this day! This place holds a special place in my heart, as many mother daughter dates have always been held here.

https://goo.gl/maps/UtGSJJ1DdKHoycfj6

TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM

1633 Ellis St Unit 100, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2A8

★★★★

I have always been pleased with the smiling customer service this bank provides, it’s too bad its location brings characters that help give it a bad reputation, I’ve seen these types messing around with their drive in machine, so you’re never sure if it’s actually in service. Also the fact that they have to lock their doors to the ATM after business hours makes this location practically useless after regular business hours. Might be worth a consideration to have a door that can be unlocked with a bank card so we can use the ATM?

Cellunlocker.com – Automation Takes Over Another Service

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of having automated services! But when your site sports customer support Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm PST and after a week of trying to contact you with no response, I’m a bit pissed, especially since their price has gone up by another 5 dollars since the last time I used this site, plus Canadian to US exchange rate.

It all started on February 22nd, when I got the IMIE wrong by one number,
(yes NEWB move) but I IMMEDIATELY sent in a message correcting my error.

If there were real people behind this service, it would have been dealt with latest Tuesday morning, yet it’s now Mar 2nd, and I’ve yet to hear anything besides an automated message that shot out stating I had the wrong IMIE, of which I’ve also responded to. This didn’t help either, as the ticket was closed at the same time.

Closed Order

I tried all five methods of contact, 3 email addresses, 1 phone number, and sent two help tickets within the account I opened to use this service. (The account option is also a new feature, allowing you to track phones you’ve previously unlocked.)

General: info@cellphoneunlocker.com

Sales: sales@cellphoneunlocker.com

Support: support@cellphoneunlocker.com

Phone Number: 1-866-957-6782

I have been super happy with their services in the past, I’ve actually unlocked my last 3 phones through them, so I gave them almost a full work week (leaving me without a phone for that time period) before using another service and deciding to write this article, and all I have to say is they not only failed me, they disappointed myself and every person I got excited about their service.

I left 4 messages stating that they had 24 hours before this would be reported to the Better Business Bureau, but to no avail. I now realize that this is an empty threat, as I went to go put in a complaint, but since they have no address, and aren’t registered with the bureau, I can’t.

So I uploaded this to sitejabber, in hopes someone will be saved the same trouble I have gone through.

*UPDATE* – March 5th 2019
It appears that there is someone manning the support desk, however my former comments on their disappointing service still stands. On March 5th, I received the below email.

Email received March 5th

Greyhound Canada

2366 Leckie Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 6X2

This place has become run down, with broken lockers and pathetic service, with attendants who don’t even bother calling out when a bus leaves. This just recently caused a huge personal mess, having to drive my roommate to Kamloops, and him having to spend 100 extra dollars on a ticket. I can only imagine how many other people this has happened to, and I hope Greyhound management decides to put some TLC into this station.

https://goo.gl/maps/eBXfukdLnVJ2