Not being overburdened with ambition today, I slept in and dawdled around doing laundry and generally being lazy until it was time to meet cousin Patrick and Trisha for lunch. We had an amazing lunch at Stella's and a great visit.
As the day was wearing on by the time we were done our visit, I really only had time to do one "touristy" thing in Winnipeg and decided my choices were between the Human Rights Museum and the Assiniboine Zoo. As the temperatures were rising to 30 degress, it made perfect sense to go to the zoo instead of the air conditioned museum....... I confess that traffic was a consideration and I thought that by the time I was done at the museum, it would be a long ways to go in rush hour traffice at 30 degrees on a bike. So I went to the zoo, knowing that I will be back to Winnipeg at some point in the future and will have another shot at the new museum.
The zoo was great. Ironically, they have a new arctic exhibit and that's where I saw polar bears. LOL. The pictures aren't great - animals being notoriously uncooperative for photographs, particularly with just a cell phone camera. Many great animal exhibits and of course there were mini-donuts and lemonade cleverly placed about 2/3 through when you're hot and ready for a treat. Loved the "I'm outdoorsy....." sign in the gift shop too!
Back to Elaine and Brian's for dinner. Despite being away for the day, Brian still made us dinner and spoiled us like a pool boy. I might have to send him a speedo in the mail.
I've been busy packing for tomorrow's departure and had best get back at it if I'm to get a reasonably early start tomorrow. If I shut up now, I can pack the computer!