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... like it was cold.
Winnipeg was different to anywhere I'd been before in Canada. It's in the prairie land of Manitoba, which people seem to be using for grain farming and not much else. Along the path of the train at least. It took about a day just to get out of Ontario but once we did and were on the approach to Winnipeg the land changed from trees and lakes to dry farmland. The number of train tracks even increased, going from a single ...
... in Dryden and Huskie the Muskie in Kenora. All snapped quickly while passing through as I was determined to get out of Ontario as quick as possible as Winnipeg was but a mirage of a 2 day rest until I passed the border :)
I finished an audio book today...The Fault in our Stars... which left me balling uncontrollably several times...but was excellent and perfect for the drive. The tunes were a much needed uplift and lead to a few hours of car dancing like ...
... in snow, many with welcoming wreaths on the doors. I was enveloped into their warm and truly lovely family, and had the fun of meeting Susan's wonderful mum and dad. As I didn't get to see my own grandparents this Christmas, this had to be the next best thing. In no time I was sitting comfortably at the kitchen table, enjoying a drink and great conversation with everyone, while an excited Pepper, the family pooch, weaved around us. I rather guiltily watched Susan ...
... number of people wanting to take you to a zip line goes on and on. Likewise cave tubing, or whatever you are looking for.
I have yet to discover if I can just drive up there, and pay to get in... every web site seems to indicate that it is "their" zip line. Maybe the cave tubing guides actually supply their own tubes, I don't know.
Sometimes too many options is not a good thing.
I've found at least ...
... at the airport about lunch time and took us for a drive through the Black Hills near their house, passing Mt Rushmore (which was closed this day due to the government shut down) , the unfinished Crazy Horse carving and some of the spectacular scenery that is their backyard. (State & National Parks). It had snowed heavily (3 feet of snow) the week before we arrived and they had been without power for 3 days. There was still plenty of snow around which only made it ...