Accounts of our experiences and adventures

Month: August 2021

Celebrating Bernices’s 97th

One of the main reasons for our visit to Canada was to celebrate Kathy’s Mother Bernice’s 97th Birthday.

Michelle and Jeff did a wonderful job in hosting a birthday for all the family and many of Bernice’s friends.

Bernice’s 97th Birthday Party, Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada, August 2021

Colleen and Carmen flew in from Calgary, while Morgan, Grant and Cooper drove.

Bernice’s 97th Birthday Party, Rosenort, Manitoba, Canada, August 2021

A Visit in Manitoba

After successfully crossing the Canadian Border at Emerson, we drove the short distance north to stay with Michelle and Jeff in Rosenort, Manitoba. It was great to be able to enjoy visiting with them without having to quarantine.

I helped Jeff to complete the wheat harvesting with his new combine harvester.

Jeff allowed me to drive the combine back to the yard. Definitely the most expensive vehicle I have ever driven!

Driving the Combine
Driving the combine

Visiting the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach

With Michelle, Kathy and I enjoyed visiting the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach. Steinbach was one of the first settlements established in Canada by Mennonites emigrating from persecution in Russian Ukraine. The Mennonite Heritage Village is a collection of old buildings, farm equipment and techniques, and other artifacts that celebrate this community.