Category Archives: the forks
|taken today at the Forks during our Ride!|
|Sunday at the Forks… self portrait…|
Mum and I were there… had tickets in the ‘upper’ bowl.. it was sold out house!
My cousin got a goal in that game.. and then we all went out to dinner after! We didn’t get home until 1:30am…(apparently my ‘late’ nights are rubbing off on my mum!)
Sunday morning, after a lazy start we headed down to the Forks! I had what has become my FAVOURITE thing… from the Pancake House! Banana Choc. Chip Pancakes—have you had them? If not.. you NEED to try them! which always remind me of Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancake” song…
There were TONS of people out on the River Trail…
..a shot of the look out tower, at the Forks…
We decided to go on the ‘free’ wagon ride… pulled by two horses! It was great fun… during our short ride.. it started to snow, the temps had dropped as well! After some hot chocolate and a look at the fantastic toy shop… we headed home!
>Remember when I made my “Summer Hit List”?
Well I have started to cross things off the list.. the first thing to go?
Seeing the Queen of course! 1.
get a glimpse of the Queen…
Some of the younger Royal Watchers… (too CUTE!)
…there was a wide range of Security, I felt sorry with them in their uniforms, or suits…it was so darn hot!!! But then again.. uniforms/suits… are such nice things to look at… (oops!? did I just type that out loud…yes, I think I did!)
As the crowds grew around me… people tried to get shade, and chill as much as they could…
For the news guys and others it meant hanging out under the umbrellas, not for the rain.. but for some sort of shade!
I hung out with L. in the the ‘pretend’ shade in front of the media stage… (Side note: I only ended up with a little bit of burn.. seems like I missed a strip on my shoulder right close to my tank top line…when I put on my sunscreen…but all in all I didn’t get that burned at all!)
One of the camera guys brought me back a cold bottle of water..(I had brought 2 water bottles, but had drank most of both by this point) so having someone bring me some COLD water was heavenly!!! Yahoo for COLD water!!!
..and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra started to play… and I noticed between the main stage and the ‘Royal’ Box… the Royal Flag had been hoisted!
One final wave… (and as soon as they got down the stairs… the heavens opened up and we got rained on!!) It was such a welcome thing!
>Today when I stepped out of my air conditioned apartment… I had a flash back to my Canada Day last year. I was living in Pangnirtung, Nunavut (on Baffin Island)..and I had to return home to put on my long johns because I was so cold! If you want to hear about that Canada Day click the following links.. PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3! I would have liked to experience a bit of those ‘chilly’ winds…it was HOT, here and I was instantly sweating when I started walking around, first exploring the street festival on Osbourne and then walking over to the Forks…
It always amazes me the outfits, and Canadians wear on Canada day to celebrate.. it’s awesome…. I happened to snap a few of my favs from the day! I am always amazed how the old and young…come out to party! I think all the cheesy ‘Canadiana’ clothing, bags, hats, come out for one day a year… kind of makes me wish Canada Day could happen more often! It’s such a good feeling to be a Canadian and celebrate with fellow Canadians… So before I start writing a novel, I’m going to leave you with my photos…. and little commentary on them!