Adventures of Shrek+Fiona #2

Shrek and I have had lots of plans to get out and do some geocaching, but we hadn’t had time to get out until this weekend.  Chantel and Adrian (Chantel’s boyfriend) decided to come with us today.  Our adventure began in Roseisle, Manitoba.

This beautiful rose was built by a fabulous combination of artists ….. cousins of mine - Clifford McPherson and his wife Vicki - the welder and designer - and the artist who painted it - Stephen Jackson - who taught me everything I need to know about calligraphy.

I remember going with my Dad to Cliff and Vicki’s house to see the progress of the rose statue.  Cliff and Vicki showed us so many photos that they had taken of the wild roses, enlarging them, measuring the roses, stems, thorns, etc. on their photos, making sure that each and every detail of the wild roses would be exactly to scale.  Stephen Jackson painted them, making them come to life as if seeing an actual plant of giant wild roses.  Beautiful piece of art created by beautiful people.

We had no signal, we could not geocache in Roseisle, Manitoba, but we did have a lot of fun.  Wow, it’s been a long time since I was back to Roseisle ….. before I started the scrapbooking store, I was there everyday - doing homecare for my clients.  I have very good memories of Roseisle, I was happy to be there.

I had no idea that Roseisle had added these to their rose garden, how cool, we had fun with these photo ops.

Three roses, no thorns ….. aren’t they cute!

I’m not quite sure about Shrek’s photo taking abilities, for some reason, he cut off half of the display - nevertheless - it’s a cool photo and I wanted to share.

Next stop, Ste. Claude, Manitoba.  There was lots of geocaching flags showing up here, but before we headed in their direction, I wanted to stop and see this big pipe.

I have been to Ste. Claude many times, but never really knew the story behind the pipe until now.

We headed in the direction of the geocaches and came to a fabulous bunch of museums.  Into the first building, (while Shrek was geocaching outside) I found some gems.  Look at the awesome COKE stand.  And look at the ice cream cone box hanging behind it.

What a beauty this is - look at the details in this cash register and those keys are just fabulous!

Yes, all Tim Holtz fans will be excited to see this!

Bottles, bottles, and more bottles.

Cans, pitchers and look at those crocks!

Washing and ironing at it’s best.  Wish I had an old wash board.

This is just freakin’ fantastic!

Shoe shine anyone?

Tobacco cans galore - yikes!

Wouldn’t it have been so cool to be at the theatre, listening to the noise of the movie spinning on this reel on this old gem?

As we wandered through this museum, I would constantly be checking on Shrek who was outside geocaching.  I wanted to see if he had found anything.  There were 5 flags showing, but every time we turned to head towards one, we couldn’t find it - the compass was very confusing.  Now this was a multiple geocache - one that we have not done before - so I’m not sure what we were doing wrong - but we just couldn’t find what was there.  We will have to do some more research on these multiple geocaches.  However, we had a great time in Ste. Claude, and would not have found these museums if we had not been geocaching.

We then headed to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to do a little shopping.  We decided our geocaching was done for the day, we would shop a little and go out for supper.

On our way home we spotted some geese, and had to stop to take some photos.

Love how they got into the water and formed a line.

Years ago, when Paul and I were dating, we came to this little pond at Island Park in Portage la Prairie.  I remember sitting beside him on a bench, not saying anything, just being with him, looking into the water, and knowing that we were falling in love.  Beside him I knew I was safe, I was comfortable, and I was in love with him, he was the one for me.  It was nice to come back to this spot and reflect upon those memories.

I wonder ….. will these two come back to this spot one day and reflect upon their memories of falling in love?

We did not have such a successful geocaching day, but we had a fun day, a good day, one filled with good times and lots of memories.

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This post was written by Lori on August 28, 2011

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