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Thursday, June 16, 2011

My little get away trip with friend Wendy...

We had never visited our own provinces south-western area, so that is what we did at the end of May... Beautiful hills, valleys, and waterways... In our part of Manitoba we live on flat prairie land...

We stopped for a coffee break,. and came to a place with a camel... in Manitoba, Canada!?! Yup! In Glenboro, a town just south of Manitoba's own Carberry Desert... A desert in Canada!?! Yup! We've got it! Hot stuff! 8-)
We ended up in the town Boissevain for the night, home of the big painted turtle... Due to Turtle Mountain Provincial Park being just south of it. 8-)
They have an lovely looking church there that had to be photographed, of course... 8-)
The next day, as we drove south, we came upon more of these wind turbines. We seem to be getting quite a few up in our province... New age...
Drove over the Canadian/US border at the International Peace Gardens. It would have been nice to stop there to have a look around, but it was raining quite hard at the time...

In the States, we stopped for a break in Dunseith, which also had a big turtle, due to being just south of that Turtle Mountain Park... 
It was made of tire rims...
An interesting looking barn...
In Minot we visited the Scandinavian Heritage Center where they have a wonderful buildings on the grounds there to see... A lovely park like setting... We had a nice little tour...
This building had awesome carvings all over it... Too bad it was close. Would have loved to see the inside... I guess it only opens for tourist season in the summer...?
Further on in our 5 day tour, we stopped at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, North Dakota. Had a nice little tour of the center and Fort Mandan. The fort was very compact.
Very interesting...
You know how many times I've been to Fargo and not seen this Visitors Center!?! Again, it wasn't open for us to pop in...
We did a fair amount of shopping and dining, but we also made time for our game playing in the evenings at the hotel... 8-)
We played Scrabble, Appletters, and didn't even have time for Canasta as we had planned cause we were having so much fun with the word games...

Did we stop in any quilt shops? No, but I did make it to Mills End Textiles in Fargo!!! 8-)
The first 5 and then 7 & 8th fabrics is what I bought there... The other fabrics I had 
at home already....
Bought a couple new patterns, in hopes of making them for Gr-babe for next summer...
I also bought some yarn, and knitted 3 balls up already... Too bad I didn't buy enough for a whole baby afghan... I hope I can match some up at "Michael's" here!!
Tomorrow I will show you a finish from 2 weeks ago...?... Oops! It is the one in my header now... So much to catch up on when the comp has been down...

Now, time to see what you've all been up to!! 8-)

Myra

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Fun trip. I've been to lots of those places but not Mill End textiles which is one place I'm really keen to visit.

Hazel said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip of Manitoba ,I'd love to return to Thompson for a visit .I just love that turtle standing on two legs :-)
I hope you find more Yarn to finish that afghan the colors are beautiful.

Dolores said...

Thanks for the tour Myra. I always like to visit new places - even when I don't have to leave home. Nice baby things.

Joanne said...

Great photos! I am glad your computer is functioning again.

Guðrún said...

It´s always interesting to travel and see new places, thanks for sharing your trip with us.