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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Traveling


Today I'm joining Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday, be sure to check them out for more great outdoor photos from around the world.  It's the inexpensive way to travel.

This weekend we had the pleasure of traveling to Souris, Manitoba.  And what is so great about Souris, you may well ask.  Well...how about Canada's longest swinging bridge!  It was 582 feet long!  It was fun to cross, I felt a bit tipsy going over it, because it never stopped swaying!








The Souris River


At the Museum they had this old caboose.



We saw a 500 year old Oak Tree.




We climbed a tower and got a birds eye view of the little town of Souris.


 
It's a very old town, as you can see.  Isn't it sweet, though?


A far away view of the Suspension Bridge from the tower.



Canada Geese.
Sunday was a very HOT day, so we didn't spend anymore time outside then we had to.

I hope you enjoyed another trek through Manitoba.

Wishing you a very happy Wednesday!



19 comments:

EG Wow said...

I'm pure chicken thru and thru when it comes to swinging bridges. :) But I'd love to take photos of someone else going over it.

I agree that blogging is a great way to see the world.

Nancy said...

Cindy,
What neat pictures and what a fun time you must have had! There's a swinging bridge in the town where I grew up, but not near as long as the one you were on. I think I'd be a little wobbly on my feet, too. That town looks so quaint. I love places like that. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!!
Hugs,
Nancy

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a delightful trip. The older the town the better it is to me. The scenery is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us, Cindy!
Hugs ~ Jo

Kay said...

Nice pictures! Though I don't like bridges and especially the swinging kind! LOL I braved going about 1/4 of the way on one across a gorge not far from where we live and thought I was going to have a panic attack! My heart started pounding and I was breathing so fast and then my legs couldn't run fast enough back to land. LOL! Nope! Not for me! :)

Tricia said...

I'd be scared to cross the bridge, but I'd do just to spite myself! LoL!
Great series of shots

Riet said...

I don't think I have ever been on a swinging bridge. I think I would get dizzy or seasick of the swaying but it must be a nice experience. I love your photo's Cindy. Beautiful sights/
Have a nice day

Gunnar said...

Nice serie of pictures.

Jew Wishes said...

What wonderful photos. The swinging bridge captures are composed fantastically.

Beautiful shots...each one.

shopannies said...

wow what amazing pictures

Wendy said...

I've lived in Manitoba for 19 years and have not heard of Souris or the swinging bridge. I think Brian and I shall have to come with you on one of your sunday adventures. :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for coming to my blog. Please come back anytime... I am enjoying yours. Thanks for the little tour of Manitoba... I have never been there --but would love to go sometime.

That swinging bridge is awesome.... BUT--I'm not sure I would cross it.. When I was young, I had no fear... These days I do!!!! ha

Thanks again for visiting.
Hugs,
Betsy

Natasha said...

Thanks for this excellent virtual tour-I feel as though I was right there with you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I went over a swinging bridge once in Ireland... it really moved a lot with the wind but was fun.

Manitoba has such beautiful sights to see! A 500 year old oak tree must be very impressive.

Lorac said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Went last year with my grandaughter to a swinging bridge and had a zip line ride!It was great. Manitoba and Ontario have a lot in common.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a nice place to visit. I would love to go over the swinging bridge. Great photos!

Jane said...

I would love to see this place!

Enjoy your break. I will miss you :(

Linda said...

What great photos! I went on a suspension bridge like that in British Columbia up near Grousse Mountain. Do they have alot of those in Canada?

Pauline said...

Thank you, cindy, for sharing your lovely photos with us. The last time I walked across a swinging bridge I was about 12 and petrified, lol. Back then I couldn't swim so I had a fear of falling in. Have a blessed weekend.

Hugs

Jen said...

I really want to walk across that swinging bridge!!!!