Half Moon Drive In

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Half Moon Diner

On the way out to the retreat last weekend, we stopped at the Half Moon Drive In for dinner.  It’s such a cute little retro restaurant that I had to take some pictures.  We both got double bacon cheeseburgers (which, I thought that meant it was going to be double bacon.. it was double burgers haha) and milkshakes.  It’s a super cute restaurant and a definite must see in Manitoba (in my opinion).  Plus, it was just fun to go get something to eat at an interesting and unique restaurant.  And, I had never been there before.  It was great!

xoxo,
Alysa

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I ♥ Winnipeg: Assiniboine Park Zoo

A few weeks ago, we were able to go to the Assiniboine Park Zoo with my parents. We hadn’t been since before the Polar Bear exhibit opened, and that was also before Autumn was born. We were excited to see polar bears up close and personal, as well as the other things they did at the zoo.  Here are a few of the pictures we took when we were there:

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It was a gorgeous day to go, and we had an amazing time.  Autumn especially loved being able to walk around and look at the animals.  I think one of her favourite ones to see were the horses.

xoxo,
Alysa

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I ♥ Winnipeg: Sub Zero

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day, so I thought I’d share this great local ice cream place with you today! Not only is it a wonderful small and local shop, but we love it because we can walk there.  What can be better than being able to walk a short distance to get ice cream in the summer?  Nothing I can think of!  But it’s even worth it if you have to drive a little, because this shop truly rocks.

Sub Zero Winnipeg

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You can find them at 298 Jamison Ave in Elmwood.  They have a Facebook page here as well, if you want to check out their hours 😉  The owner is the nicest lady, and the shop is constantly crowded with ice cream lovers.  There are places to sit outside, and I believe that it is actually a Poke-stop as well, if you’re a Pokemon trainer!  The shop is LGBT owned and operated as well, they had a special parfait during Pride to celebrate.  They even have little treats for your dog, so they include everyone who might want a small treat.  I love going to Sub Zero because of how friendly and welcoming the owner and staff are.  It’s obvious that they care about the community and really want to get to know their customers.

My personal recommendation is to get the specialty parfait of the week.  I’ve never been disappointed.  Just remember to bring Cash!! That’s all they accept.

Where is your favourite ice cream shop?

xoxo,
Alysa

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5 Things to do in Winnipeg to beat the January Blues

January is the worst. Or, at least it feels that way! It seems like there’s nothing to do, it’s cold, everyone is broke (or they’re saving their money because of a new years resolution they made).  No one wants to do anything, and to be honest, January seems like the perfect time to just hibernate anyway.  Hibernate and take a lot of naps with your baby.

Well, if you’re in Winnipeg, here are some things that might be even more fun!

  1. National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at the Manitoba Museum
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    It’s been on starting in October, so now is pretty much the perfect time to go!  All the early-bird keeners will have been already, and the late-goers won’t be going yet, so it’ll be the perfect amount of busy to not feel overwhelmed by a large group of people!  Plus, it just looks really neat.
  2. Family Sunday at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
    This month, there are a couple of cool things happening at the Art Gallery! You can check out Family Fusion Day on January 17 from 1-3 pm (cost is $20 per family), where you’ll be making mini decorative vases.  On January 24, from 1:30-4:00pm, you can enjoy Arctic Chill Out and learn about Inuit Culture (cost is $10 per family).  And there are events for families at the art gallery on Sundays throughout the year, so check back on the wag website to find out what other kinds of activities you can do with your family.
  3. Big Fun Festival in the Downtown area/Sherbrook
    The festival runs from January 27-31, and the venues are mostly located on Sherbrook, with a few downtown and at the forks.  There are over 50 different bands playing (mostly from Winnipeg), and so many opportunities to check out some local talent.  Individual tickets are $20, but you can also get a Festival Pass for $70, which means you would be able to see over 50 bands over the course of the Festival.  Definitely worth checking out though, it looks like it’s going to be big…fun. 😉
  4. Arctic Glacier Winter Park at the Forks
    There is so much to do outside at the Forks, and this year is no different than last year.  If you like spending time outside in the winter, this is probably one of the best things for you because there isn’t a cost to go.  (Well, maybe parking, depending on what time it is when you go).  Check out the website for more information because it’s currently under construction.
  5. Winnipeg Renovation Show at RBC Convention Centre
    From January 15-17.  The only reason I’m even remotely interested in this at all is because my husband and I love to watch home reno shows on tv, and we absolutely love Leave it to Bryan and Disaster DIY, and Bryan Baeumler is going to be there!  Tickets are $12 (and you might just see my husband and I fangirling over Bryan haha)

Comment below if I missed any fun activities going on in Winnipeg this month 🙂

xoxo,
Alysa

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