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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Let the Road Trips Begin !

Ah, summer's coming. Time to get back out for some road trips !

Last weekend it was Winnipeg to Hadashville through Dugald, Anola and Elma. Without photos and a bit of lunch it would be about a three hour round-trip. Here are some of the sights !

First off, a stop at Transcona Cemetery which has it's own Field of Honour:
Transcona Cemetery
Transcona Cemetery - Field of Honour

In Dugald, there is a nice commemorative area for the Dugald Train Disaster of 1947 which killed 31 and seriously injured dozens of others.
Dugald, Manitoba
Why did I not know that Dugald was home to the Canadian Wellington Boot Tossing Championship ?!
Dugald, Manitoba
Some interesting prairie scenes en route to Elma.
Near Anola, Manitoba
Near Anola, Manitoba
Near Anola, Manitoba
Anola, Manitoba
If you like abandoned prairie sites then the area around Elma is for you. It always makes me sad seeing dying areas and towns. To be fair, there is life en route ! Anola has a number of businesses on the main drag and Elma has a bustling little grocery store with a pretty good meat counter, as well as a restaurant / gas station / c-store combo. Many of the stores of old, even the hotel, are no more, though.
Elma, Manitoba
Elma, Manitoba
Elma, Manitoba
Elma, Manitoba
Elma, Manitoba
Elma Manitoba
On to Hadashville !
Hadashville, Manitoba
Hadashville, Manitoba
Hadashville, Manitoba
Hadashville, Manitoba
Despite the 80 kph winds at times it was an enjoyable prairie jaunt !

Some of my previous road trips: Carman way; to Garson; to Altona.

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