Saturday, March 3, 2012
Feb 25th-Mar 2nd
Monday, we even got an extra weekend type adventure: we met up with my sister and brother-in-law for supper, and then a Jets game. We lost, but it was still fun. While I missed my little sweet niece, it was night to a) being going to the game, and b) getting some grown-up time in, rather than watching the game on tv while babysitting a toddler.
It took me week, but I finally managed to catch a bus pic of the snow sculptures that proliferate the city in February for Festival du Voyageur. While we missed out on the fiddling, snow adventures and the French-Canadian history, it was fun getting to see snow sculptures on street corners.
And since we're talking about Manitoba institutions - halfway trees, hockey, and Festival, I love this building. It's across the street from the very modern building I featured a couple weeks ago. The Bay, for those of you who don't know, started as a fur trading company with strong ties to Manitoba (and the Voyageurs, hence the festival). It's now a department store - our Macy's or Bloomingdales, I guess (having been to neither, I can't say for sure). This one was all classy-like, in its day, so when I go in there I like to pretend I'm on the set of Are you Being Served, the old British comedy.