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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mail and a Surprise!

Hullo! Mama is finally back from her unauthorized (by me) trip to Vancouver... sigh... sekrebearies... I think, like Little Fox's roommates, Mama fails her evaluation this year! Anyhow... while she was away, I got my Winnipeg postcards all labeled and stamped. I wanted to wait until we were sure the Canada Geese Postal Service was running...

Sooo... those are done and then... there's a letter from Jerry and Ben!

It's a thank you card... for showing them such a good time!

Thanks guys... it was great having you here for a visit. And I would definitely like to come visit you guys again.

Now... on to our suspenseful surprise... what exactly did Mama get me that is tucked in this backpack...

ooohhh....

Could it be?? Is it really???

YES!!! It is I... Constable Sandy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Bears!! The US has the Bark Knight... but up here... we just need the RCMP Bears!

Although... I must say... this hat is a bit small. Don't you think?

Mama says she got me another hat. Oh good...

Uhhhh... OK... I now know the meaning of "10 Gallon Hat".

Can an RCMP Bear wear a stetson? What do you think??

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Back Home!

Hullo! I am back home after my Winterpeg trip. Now I can check the mail and unpack... and then it's time to check the garden! First up... a couple of postcards!

The Ohio one is from Jerry & Ben. They went to Ohio with their Papa... cool!

The weird statue postcard is from Hammie! He went to a Mayan display at one of the museums. Neat!

Thanks guys! I was kind of worried that the mail would get stuck in a Canada Geese postal dispute... but they are back at the negotiating table...

Now... time to unpack!

 Let's see...  I bought a few treats to use in a future contest...

Oh yeah... these are yummy!

And some of these... forgot about these...

Heh-heh... I think Beanie might like these!

Ohhh... and these too...

Let's see... what else is in here? (It's kind of like Hermione's magical bag in Harry Potter!)

Eh?? What's this??? I don't remember packing this!!

Could it be?? Is it??? Did Mama get me a surprise!!! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On the Hunt for Bees!

Hullo!! It's our last afternoon in Winterpeg... err... Winnipeg. As you can see, it is a glorious sunny day and there are a lot of people out and about! One of the people Mama was meeting with gave her a tip about some bees... so we are going to go and find them. I am looking for a caboose... like a train caboose.... So. Off we go!

 First... we walked by the Legislature again... This time, I discovered that they have fountains out back! They must not have been running the other day.

 But the bears aren't being watered... They are here on a holiday from the north.

 There's even a totem pole from BC here!!

 It looks like it could use a new paint job...

Hey... a back alley!!! I wonder... ooh... I see something interesting!

Holly hocks!! Hammie Hamster has a big red one in his yard! There are all sorts of colours here... and....

 Even some beary dark pink ones... that sort of look red!

 A bit farther down the road and... what is this? An anchor?

Seriously? The Naval Museum of Manitoba??? Really??? Well... I guess Manitoba does have a port on Hudson's Bay but...

Ahh... it's for all the Prairie Sailors who served in World War 2.

OK... that makes sense.

 This is neat... it's the old gate from Fort Garry! Way back in the early 1800s, the Hudson's Bay Company established a fort here as one of their trading posts. And a bit of it is here...

 I hope they didn't trade in bear pelts!

 At last... Union Station! Maybe I'll find the caboose with bees here...

 It's a beary large building...

 With a cool domed entrance!

We walked through the train station (under the platforms) and got spit out at The Forks! Except a part of it we hadn't seen. There are some old train cars here... This used to be for passengers...

 And this is an old box car...

OOOH!!! A caboose!!!! Is this it??

It is!!! Do you see the hives on the roof!!!??

 There are bees going in and out!! I could climb up there and do a hive inspection... you know... to ummm... ensure they are following all safety protocols and stuff...

 But... they rungs of the ladder don't go all the way to the roof... sigh...

And Mama refused to throw me up on the roof. Phooie!

 Although... she did go into The Forks marketplace and buy me a surprise!! I wonder what it could be...  I guess I'll have to wait until we get home. That's it for our trip to Winterpeg...

I said goodbye to the RCMP Bear (Royal Canadian Mounted Polar Bear)... he must be related to Ajdin... no pants!!!