On To Winnipeg

Spending a few days in Indian Head was relaxing. The town itself is small so our time was spent swimming, walking and swatting mosquitos.  With all the rain, they were horrible, and with us the majority of our trip.

Next stop, Winnipeg.  After loading the car back on the dolly, via plank of wood, we headed out. Cool, a bit cloudy and light rain we made our way East.  Crossing into Manitoba, the scenery changed,  trees lined the highway; a nice change from the flat grassland of Saskatchewan

We arrived about 530 pm to the KOA, a nice campground right near the Assiniboine river. Our spot was nice, near a decent off leash dog area- at least Henry could run a little.  There is a poo,l small cafe and the ever-present mosquito. The spots are good-sized for big rigs like us. There was the highway noise, but many campgrounds have that issue, and while we could hear it, I didn’t mind it much.

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After setting up, next order of business was looking for a ramp for the dolly. We figured Winnipeg should have something, as it is a good-sized city. Well if they did, we didn’t find one. We chose to contact the dolly company, we had purchased the dolly not long before we left so it was new for this trip. The folks were nice enough, offered to send us a new light grommet and a new ramp and straps to our campground.  When I got finished with the phone call, Mark realized that, even though our plan was to stay  in Winnipeg a few days, unless they did a rush shipment we would be leaving before it got to us. So, Mark called back and we had to pay for the rushed shipping. Even with that, we had to hope it made it before we were leaving. Thankfully it did, and for the remainder of the trip, the ramps rode inside the van. Not chancing another loss.

Winnipeg provided several fun activities.  One afternoon we spent some time at the local mini golf/go kart center. A couple of trips around the go kart track, a round of mini golf, and bumper boat ride was a fine way to spend some time

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Another afternoon, we spent downtown at the Via Rail Canada, and Winnipeg Railway Museum.  Via rail is equivalent to Amtrak.  Of course the railway museum had the usual trains- and it was a nice afternoon spent exploring their display.

 

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After our tour of the railway museum explored some more of the downtown area. We came upon an area called The Forks. Somewhat of a plaza area along the river. There were shops and food markets inside where we had lunch, and took a boat ride along the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The water was already 7 feet above normal.  2 days after we left, they had even more flooding from the rain.

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We enjoyed our time in  Winnipeg. We relaxed and explored, and of course saw trains. With the new ramp for the dolly, and a light rain, we headed again East.

 

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