Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

There is a lot of good views of the critters in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in the winter. Most of the animals live in the climate that we have here and get much more active in the winter than in the summer, when they would rather find a shady place to sleep. I went there… Continue reading Assiniboine Park Zoo in the Winter

Re-visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Last year I bought an annual membership to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights here in Winnipeg. I went 3 or 4 times and I wrote a few articles here about it, but then I got busy and didn’t go back. There is so much to see that several visits are necessary to absorb all… Continue reading Re-visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

I had not planned on heading for home for a few more days and today was supposed to be the day I went to Vancouver Island to spend a couple of days with my brother Doug and his wife Erin. But, when driving through the mountains on the way west, I noticed a sign that… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

Bird Sitting

Meet my two new buddies – Eva and Thomas, the Cockatiels. Guess I can’t really say they are my buddies yet, but this is only day 2 with them and we are getting there. Eva is pretty trusting and she will get on my hand and then head for my shoulder. Thomas did get on… Continue reading Bird Sitting

It is Officially COLD here

Five years ago when I wrote the stories about driving to Texas to get away from the cold temperatures here, it wasn’t even as cold as it is now. I thought the -23C with a windchill of -30C was cold though. This year at about the same time, we have been getting several extreme cold… Continue reading It is Officially COLD here

In Reality

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
In case you didn’t catch the words ‘virtual trip’ in my trip to Dallas – this is a confession that I did not leave Winnipeg and stayed in the frigid temperatures with way too much snow.  Chester and I had our walks in -20’s C temperatures with the ‘feels…

23 Hours in Dallas

Originally posted on Mavimet's Weblog:
I don’t have a lot of time to spend in Dallas, so didn’t waste any time in jumping right in.  My friend Donna gave me some tips on places to see and I was going to spend my time seeing them. After spending 20 hours in the car driving,…