We had family visiting us from Ontario this week and it was fun showing them places in and around Winnipeg.
One morning I took my brother-in-law Paul and sister-in-law Shirley on a long walk to the St. Boniface Sculpture Garden, across the Provencher Bridge, past the Human Rights Museum and then after a bowl of soup at Winnipeg’s famous Stellas restaurant we went to the Winnipeg Art Gallery where I gave them a quick tour of the current exhibitions.
We explored the Upper Fort Garry site and learned about the history of the fort that once stood there.
One day we visited Fort Whyte and went on the Bison Safari.
We all thought the Dinosaur exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo was great, although we wished we’d had our grandchildren along, because we knew how much they would have liked it. Unfortunately the polar bears weren’t swimming in the Journey to Churchill exhibit but we did enjoy the video presentation about Canada’s north through the seasons.
We took in the performance by Royal Canoe at the classic Burton Cummings theatre and had a family dinner at Corrientes Restaurant before the show. Thanks to Paul and Shirley for being such a supportive aunt and uncle and flying out for their nephew’s new album release.
We spent one afternoon golfing eighteen holes at Quarry Oaks which is just beginning to show its beautiful fall colors.
We enjoyed a breakfast that included squash cakes, bannock and bison at the Feast restaurant on Ellice and saw the movie Florence Foster Jenkins at Grant Park.
Dave and I hosted a dinner party and invited our daughter-in-law and some long time friends of Paul and Shirley’s.
We played four matches of euchre during the visit and the ladies and the men won two matches each. We play euchre whenever we get together and the men usually end up champions so Shirley and I felt quite good about the tie this time.
We loved having Paul and Shirley in Winnipeg and hope they will come again.