Portage and Main

We spent the last week up in Winnipeg and had a great time! Mark was a sport and let me have my way to leave Tuesday so we would have more time at my folks, so to say thank you, I made him a nice, great big 4th of July breakfast on Wednesday, and left him make all the decisions of what to do that day! That included shopping at a hge sporting/fishing goods store without me (maybe that was more a gift to myself than anything else), a steak BBQ, miniature golf (I let him win) and ice cream. He also got to relax, go for some runs and take a couple of naps in the swing in the backyard, not to mention go hit some golf balls!
To top the day off, we went to a football game, AND the Bombers actually won!! It was awesome. We had great seats (thanks Dad), and the best-worst hamburgers known to man. It's been a long time since I've been able to go to a CFL game, and it's still just as fun. The only downfall to the game... there is zero legroom between rows in the stadium... and I'm not even super long-legged... imagine what tall people have to go through!
Friday Mark and I went to the zoo. I hadn't been to the zoo at home for years, so it was fun to go and see it again. It was basically the same, except now they charge admission, granted it's less than $5 a person, but when it used to be free.. anyway, we checked out the animals, hung out with some monkeys and heard a billy goat. Perhaps I am the only one who has never heard a billy goat before (really, when does one hear a billy goat in day to day life?)... luckily the zoo in Winnipeg had a billy goat and I was able to remedy what was lacking on my life. This video doesn't do it justice, but I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Poor billygoats, only a mother could love that voice.

After the zoo, we hurried home and got ready for the real reason for the trip north. My friend Katherine's wedding. It was beautiful. She had it in her parents backyard, which doesn't sound beautiful, but when your backyard is lined with amazing trees and overlooks the river.. it's a bit different than the regular backyard. The ceremony was wonderful and the recpetion was a lot of fun. I was able to meet up with another girl I went to school with and had not seen since grade 9, and Mark was able to try his luck at the blackjack tables. Katherine and her husband decided to have blackjack tables and for every hand you won, you got $1 (paper, not real). When you had won $10 worth you traded them in for a raffle ticket and at the end of the night they drew tickets for a number of prizes. Mark enjoyed himself and really wanted to win the golfclubs, but alas, luck was not with him and we didn't win anything, but it was still a fun night!
Saturday was a relaxing day, we went to the Forks (where the two rivers in Winnipeg meet) and walked around, then we did a bit of shopping, went for dinner and ended the night with some gelati, mmmmm.
All in all a great trip.... minus the 937492674 mosquito bites I received. Apparently I must emit an irresistable frangrance to mosquitoes.... lucky me.


emily said...

Sounds like such a fun trip. You guys are LUCKY to be out of this city. Hopefully we're next!

Granum Family said...

What a fun trip! You packed in a lot of activities...soooo fun!

Steven and Erin said...

That sounds like so much fun!! I want to go back to my hometown! I'm jealous...