|Lulu on the border between Canada and the USA - Manitoba and North Dakota.|
|On the border in the Peace Garden|
Sunday we drove down to the North Dakota/Manitoba Border to visit the International Peace Garden. With the current political climate of Nazis - immigrants - and nuclear war - it is a sobering place to visit. Since 1930 - this garden has maintained a mile of the border that you can freely walk back and forth without showing your passport. The gardens are beautifully landscaped - there is a chapel - and a few smaller memorials. In the chapel are many quotes engraved in granite.
To get to the Peace Garden from Winnipeg - you take the Canadian National Highway 1 west - and then turn south on 10. You pass through miles and miles of peaceful prairies and farmland. We had lunch in a town called Minto - population 100. This restaurant was just opened by a Canadian mother and her Egyptian son. We asked her why she chose Minto - such a tiny town - over Brandon (78000) - where she lived 30 miles away. She said the rent was lower. The food was great and we wished them well. I cannot imagine them making it to the first snowfall in September.
I am writing this from the Hampton Inn by the Winnipeg Airport. We have 3 flights home with upgraded seats for free. There is little chance of being bumped. We will pass right thru the path of the eclipse - alas a couple hours past.
Winnipeg - Minneapolis - Atlanta - Tallahassee - midnight home. One more trip for the summer - next week a Disney Cruise with the grandkids. Then 2 months at home.
If life is a marathon - and not a sprint - I am hoping I saved enough energy for the stretch.
|The scientists hope|
|Churchill commented on the 4000 mile border|
|What a peaceful and serene place|
|No - it was a not a toilet|
|Gardens were fenced to keep deer out|
|World Trade Center parts|
|Shop in the USA or Canada|
|The Canada maple leaf is everywhere|
|This must be pretty in winter - in 3 weeks.|
|Peave Doce on border|
|Miles of grassland to get there|
|This bomber trainer was in front of our Brandon Hotel|
|Lots of pilots trained in Manitoba|