I had a lovely day at the Forks today, meeting a fellow Manitoba blogger for the first time. We walked for about 90 minutes around the Forks, over the pedestrian bridge to St. Boniface, and back. We both took lots of photos, and I got 4 for the scavenger hunt……
In addition, while waiting for my bus transfer to get to the Forks, I had added 2 items for the hunt. Plus 1 on my way home, walking from the bus stop… so 7 for the day!!
I managed to nab numbers 2,3,8,18 and 19 plus the 2 bonuses.
The first 2 are numbers 2 and 3, the Centennial Concert Hall and Winnipeg City Hall(I love the details and lines of these buildings)
We spotted a fisherman(number 19) down by the river…I had originally taken a photo from behind him(up the riverbank), but I liked this view much better:
Very fascinating. I would never have known about this if it weren’t for this scavenger hunt! Interesting…but also confusing since there is another place in the Forks that is supposed to be a sundial too(the Oodena Celebration Circle) so I may need to get a photo of that too. I will have to research this further and find out what is what…
I was also able to snap bonus #1, the RCMP(a person wearing an item of clothing symbolizing Canada). They were part of an opening ceremony for National Aboriginal Day being held at the Forks today:
Lastly, is number 18, my local coffee shop, a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the sun. My husband loves this place…it gives him a view of Henderson Highway and all the exotic cars and motorcycles that drive by:
I love it because they can make me hot chocolate with soy milk, they will make it extra extra hot(I hate lukewarm hot chocolate!!) and because often they have crushed peppermint candies to sprinkle on top.
A very nice day…..I feel like I have been walking all day: 1 hour walk with Stewie, 20 minute walk to the bus, 90 minutes at The Forks, 10 minutes to the bus home, 25 minutes walking home from the bus(coffee shop) plus 1 last walk with Stewie tonight(40 minutes). No wonder I am tired…