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Monday, 4 August 2008

Weekend Update - I Love Manitoba !

Manitoba is a great place to be, especially in the summer !

On Sunday I went out to Gimli to enjoy some Icelandic hospitality. The place was hopping !

Gimli
Gimli

As enjoyable as the village itself was the drive out there. There's something about a prairie drive that I find amazingly therapeutic. Mountains - great. Forests - lovely. You just can't beat the prairie, though, for a peaceful summer drive.

Rm of Gimli
Rm of Gimli

Monday was spent at Assiniboine Downs for the Manitoba Derby. I caught the first four races.

The Downs is an incredible place to people watch ! From 9 to 90, from executives to hip-hop teenagers, the strangest mix of people you will ever see together in one place sharing the same passion ! The price is right too - free parking, free admission. I only do little bets and, at the end of the day (not including lunch) came home $3.25 down. Not bad for a great afternoon !

Manitoba Derby
Manitoba Derby
Manitoba Derby
Manitoba Derby

I also checked out the Zoo to see Debby and comrades (more on Debby later). Everyone was in fine form !

Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo

Gotta plan out next weekend - might even take another Monday off and make it another long one !

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