Day 7 – Wednesday, July 1 ( Winnipeg, Manitoba)

It was a warm overcast day, with temperatures up to 24 C (75F).

I started the day by visiting Gordon and Maria Martens in Grunthal, Manitoba.


We served together a few years ago at a Mennonite Disaster Service site in Oklahoma, where we helped rebuild houses that were damaged by Tornados. Gordon was a crew leader and Maria was the cook.

After the visit I went to the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach. I was fortunate because they had free admission for Canada Day.

I took several pictures such as the ones below and I posted them at!3089&authkey=!ADTs5XokeFHsYkQ&ithint=folder%2cjpg .




As you can tell, I enjoyed the old equipment. They also had several original buildings on the site that I found interesting, including a home, a school house and a church.

The Village closed at 5 pm and I drove back to Winnipeg to visit with my cousins for a couple of hours before heading back to the hotel.

I was going to visit some friends in Saskatchewan, however, since they are not at home, I plan on driving to Alberta.

One thought on “Day 7 – Wednesday, July 1 ( Winnipeg, Manitoba)

  1. Neat that you took the time to reconnect with Gordon and Maria. I’m sure they appreciated that.
    The Heritage Vilage looks quite interesting. Lots of stories hose buildings and equipment could tell if they were able to speak. Fascinating to think about what those stories would be.

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