Monday, September 6, 2010

Tulabi Falls

Tulabi Falls is located in Nopiming Provincial Park in Manitoba.

We went on a little trip to see this waterfall. It has a short hike along the falls and toward the lake and I really enjoyed walking it with Emily and Bob.

The biggest problem with the trail was a rather large muddy area and I had on nice runners. Actually the trail was not really that easy. The trail had a lot of roots running through and it made walking really rough and it had a few uphill areas. I guess it would not be considered difficult by hiking people standards but it is certainly not accessible.

A PDF with more information about Tulabi campground and Falls is HERE .

Thursday, July 29, 2010

St Vital Park

I had no idea this park was as big as it is or as nice as it is!

St Vital Park is located north of Bishop Grandin Hwy on the East side of the Red River.

I went to this park for a BBQ event with the Independent Living Resource Center group yesterday and had a very nice time. I am new to the group and just starting to make friends and to learn what the group is all about.

The park really was an ideal location for the event. We met up at a shelter area with accessible bathrooms by a big duck pond. There was a large field across the road where some people went to throw around a ball or fly kites and there was a nice sidewalk going around the duck pond where we could go for a stroll. On the other side of the trail was a small but really lovely flower garden and we also spotted a children's playground not too far away.

The ILRC staff set up a scavenger hunt for us to do in teams. It was really a lot of fun, walking and rolling around the area looking for things like bark, feathers on the ground and lady bugs... and a 1974 penny!

Bob stayed for part of the time and we hiked around a bit checking out the sights of this park. There were a ton of ducks and geese with a whole lot of babies. A surprise creature we spotted was a fat little muskrat. There was also an authentic BC totem pole that was donated to the city years back. It seemed a little out of place to me but was a very nice looking one.

One startling thing was that the duck pond was a vivid green... It is thick with duck weed. I personally kind of enjoyed watching the ducks swimming around leaving little trails in their wake. It was unusual enough that it made the news last night.

At one point we stopped near a bench for Bob to retie his shoes and we realized that the bench had a plaque on it dedicating it to the memory of a man we knew through Scouting. I am sure our Scouting friend would have approved of us stopping by.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bob at Birds Hill

Bob had some spare time before picking us up from Girl Guide Camp so he went wandering around Birdshill Provincial Park and took a lots of great pictures.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Physio-Fit 3 K Walk

Mother's Day Weekend marked two years from when I first got sick. I am thankful every day for the amount of recovery I have had and for the support of my loving family.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Alicia's Birthday

We walked to restaurant called Cora's for brunch. Alicia loves this place and she loves brunch so it was a natural as a belated Birthday treat for her.

We went for quite the little walk.. to make up for all of the calories we planned on consuming.

We had a nice brunch and then we walked some more to pick up a few things at Safeway. By time we got to there I was reconsidering this little walk for brunch outing. I sat on my walker outside Safeway and felt pretty sorry
for myself before we even began to head home.

We were on our own block when I decided I absolutely could not keep going without sitting for a few minutes. Bob got behind me and suddenly went.. PUSH down the sidewalk!

Alicia had the camera and managed to catch my shocked expression.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter at the Assiniboine Forest

We did something different for Easter this year. We left Alicia to cook Easter Dinner and Bob and I went for a walk. We drove to the Assiniboine Forest which is very close to our house. The weather was really pretty warm for Easter and the snow was disappearing. It was so good to get out there doing something active.

The pavement has heaved up with the ice over the winter. Most of the trail wasn't all this horrible but I sure would not want someone with a wheelchair to try this trail which is supposed to be accessible. They are opening new extensions to the trails in this forest soon, but I sure hope they invest a bit into maintaining the part they have already made.

We got such a kick out of watching these birds. They were walking around on the still frozen areas of the pond in the forest and occasionally they they would go in for a swim. At one point we saw one goose just plain fall through the ice. There was such a lot of excitement as it arched and flapped, trying to get itself free from under the ice and up on the water again. We were entertained by the sign at the pond's edge as we watched the geese struggling. See the goose head beside the sign??

When we finished walking the shorter length forest trail we decided to get back in our car and go to the Assiniboine Park and look at the river from the far side of the foot bridge. I love how this picture shows the huge blocks of ice pushed to the shore as a result of the river breakup and spring thaw. We will have to go there again in the summer when the view of the same location will seem so different.