“The Forks” is an area near downtown at the junction of the Red River and the Assiniboine River.
We were tired of the wind blowing fifty miles an hour..so after the Zoo we escaped indoors.
There was an indoor market where you could buy almost any kind of food you like..with an emphasis on Sushi. ( I have never had Sushi..and I am not sure I want to try it.) I heard that there was an antique shop in this area..someplace. I asked a little old lady. She said “I have no idea..I traveled 400 miles to get my reading today.”
Now this gal had an “Authentic Crystal Ball” versus an non authentic one..and she was busy with the travelers. Someone came out and called names just like in a Doctors Office..unbelievable.
We wandered around..finally I asked two Paramedics ( not sure why they were in the market..might have been there for Sushi victims or maybe for Palmistry gone awry) “Where is the antique shop?” They “thought” it was next door in the basement.
I asked a custodian in the building next door. She just shook her head. Far Guy said later that she was foreign speaking only..and had no idea what I had asked her. I finally asked at a Tourist Info Kiosk..where they spoke English.
The Antique Shop was great, I found some old black and white snapshots that were different than what I can get here in the US.
We would have been hopelessly lost without Jen and Andy's Garmin. There was lots of road construction and a few detours. It guided us through and around..and got us from one place to another. It is an amazing piece of technology. OR at least we thought so..then it told us to make a U-Turn..and we both questioned that..but sure enough we did have to make a left and another quick left into a parking lot. I did most of the driving..Far Guy hates traffic and makes me nervous..so I am better off driving.
We eventually found a motel and a place for supper..but we both had breakfast..because who can mess up eggs? I wouldn’t write home about any of the food we had on our trip..next time I will pack lunches to take along.
I was surprised at what a melting pot Winnipeg seemed to be. People from all different countries..and most of them owned a restaurant or a store that specialized in their food or their goods.
This is the Canadian Museum for Human Rights that is being built in the forks area. It is a Canadian National Museum..and the budget for this building is 310 million dollars. Entering the building at ground level you will travel through walkways and spaces and end your journey at the tower of hope sometime next year after it has been completed. It is supposed to be an International Landmark in the heart of Canada:)