Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Going to Winnipeg

I'm flying out to Winnipeg this morning to visit Wendy and Mum for a few days. Not sure I'll be able to blog from there so just wanted to let everyone know why I'm not blogging for a few days.

For those of you who don't know, Winnipeg is in the flat prairies on a river that floods every spring.  It's miserably cold in the winter and ridiculously hot in the summer - no one's version of a fun place to go for a holiday.  But when people you love live there, you suck it up and go visit them. 

Hopefully I'll find the beauty of the city on this trip and will post some lovely pictures when I get home.  Check out this video (an old Fountain Tire commercial) for the correct attitude on "going to Winnipeg".

Going to Winnipeg



As you can see, not everyone's idea of a fun vacation stop. I'll enjoy myself anyway.

17 comments:

Flora said...

Have fun! Have past by Winnipeg but never visited it!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Have a great and safe trip. Take lots of pictures for us!!!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Have a lovely time Pat.

Hope the weather will be good
and looking forward to seeing your photos when you get back.

x fiona

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Have a wonderful visit! I'm sure the people will make up the difference in the countryside. Enjoy!

Michael and Hanne said...

Winnipeg is a great city to come from. I came from there, never went back.... too many mosquitos in the summer, too cold in the winter, but some great Lakes nearby. Enjoy!

TARYTERRE said...

I learn something new everyday. All towns have their quirks. Winnipeg sounds like an interesting place. Have a wonderful visit with your family. ENJOY.

Thisisme. said...

Enjoy your little break, and we look forward to seeing you when you get back.

Holly said...

Going to Winnepeg. Love that video, funny! Have a safe trip and enjoy!

Emtron said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WxZ4w7NFM

Have a good trip mum

Mickey said...

That was a cute commercial that I'm sure 'winterpeggers' don't like!!
I actually have pretty fond memories of Winnipeg as my Grandmother and Uncles used to live there. I loved visiting them!
Do enjoy your visit with Wendy and hopefully maybe your Mom will have a few lucid moments for you. That could be the hard part.

Granny Annie said...

About the only thing I learned in college was how to play one song on guitar, "The Winnipeg Whore". That is the extent of my knowledge of Winnipeg.

Delena said...

Too funny hence the name Winterpeg
As us in Alberta have named Winnipeg

My Grama's Soul said...

Have a safe trip.....see you when you return.

xo

Jo

Ellie said...

Hope you have a great trip Pat. It will be lovely for you to see your family. Looking forward to your pictures when you come back.

Ellie said...

Hope you have a great trip Pat. It will be lovely for you to see your family. Looking forward to your pictures when you come back.

Ellie said...

Hope you have a great trip Pat. It will be lovely for you to see your family. Looking forward to your pictures when you come back.

Sara said...

love that guy...just hearing him speak makes me smirk.
Glad to hear your calendar arrived and that you like it! I finally figured out my comment problem, and can now (I think) leave comments when I couldn't before.