Day Two- Winnipeg

webIMG_0190I had a wonderful night’s sleep and coffee delivered to the room. We were lucky enough to have breakfast with one of our guides, Bonnie, who grew up in Churchill. She has been working with Natural Habitat for almost fifteen years. Our second guide, Annie, stopped to chat after Bonnie left. They are both very friendly and very knowledgable and we haven’t even arrived in Churchill yet. I’m very impressed.

Then, we headed out hoping to visit the Human Rights Museum. We’d had conflicting reports on whether it was open or not. It turns out it is still under construction and won’t be open until the spring of 2014. After a quick swing around the upstairs shops at the Forks, we headed to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. It was fantastic!

We viewed the Inuit sculptures and prints. The Inuit people are First Nations people. I loved the sculptures in particular.

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The gallery is also hosting an exhibit by Christian Marclay called The Clock. It’s in movie format and has thousands of film clips that run a total of 24 hours. The clips include clocks that are precisely at the time you are watching the film. It’s incredible and I could have stayed for much longer. One of the women there as part of a tour group said, “I guess we won’t be late to the bus”.

We’ve met some very nice people everywhere we have been who have provided tips on where to eat and what to visit next.

Delia and I are relaxing in the room for a couple hours until it’s time to leave for the play tonight. We are going to see The Best Brothers at the Prairie Theater.

Tomorrow we start the “official” trip. We have a day of sightseeing and then dinner with our whole tour group. Saturday, we leave for Churchill.

Having a great time!! Wish you were here. 🙂

Wendy

Sounds like the trip is getting off to a great start!!! Wish I was there with you sis!!! Tell the polar bears I said Hey!!!

jasteck

It has been great fun so far. I wish you were here, too. Today we’ll be touring the prairie and then Winnipeg’s Natural History Museum. Then it’s dinner with the rest of the tourists and to bed early so we can get up before sunrise to take the chartered flight to Churchill. Yay!!

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