First Friday in March this Year

It is March now and my marathon of Friday appointments continues.  Today it was the dentist where I underwent a thorough cleaning, x-rays (I hate x-rays) and a check up.  I survived to see another day (well – for sure the rest of the day) and have a whole 6 months before I have to go back again.

After the dentist, I picked up my mom and we went out for some shopping and lunch at Boston Pizza.  By the time I got home the temperature was a pleasant -12C with a wind chill of -20C under sunny skies and the streets were getting wet from melting snow.  Those were the conditions when Chester and I had our walk along the Red River.  I am still wearing the spikes on my shoes as the hard packed snow is very slippery, especially when the little bit on top starts to melt and then freezes again.

Since I haven’t taken pictures of the Red River in awhile I decided to take a few today, including the skating rink that comes from the Forks (Red & Assiniboine Rivers).

Red River looking South March 4th/11
Red River looking South March 4th/11
walk way across Red River
walk way across Red River

Someone must be crossing the river here frequently throughout the winter.

Skating Rink Turnaround
Skating Rink Turnaround
Skater on the Ring
Skater on the Rink

We almost had the big 5 at Africam today.  Click here to see today’s pictures.