June 13, 2011

June Photo Challenge - Day 13

When I saw that today’s challenge was “ reminds you of childhood”, I immediately thought that it should be a place, rather than a thing. Of course, knowing me, that place would have to involve food.

There are actually a few places that always take me back to my childhood: the Dairy Queen on St Annes at Varennes, the Dairy Queen on Mayor Magrath in Lethbridge, and the BDI on Jubillee. (Are we beginning to sense a trend here?)

While I was at the BDI snapping pics for the challenge yesterday, I realized that it was not the ice cream stand itself, or even its iconic treats (Sleeping Beauty, anyone?), that I am so attached to; it is the bridge that leads to it that I feel such an affinity for. It is, literally, the "B" in BDI.

Whether you have to cross the river from the Kingston Row side or you enter from Jubillee, the slow walk across the bridge to look at the river while you devour your Goog is de rigueur. Simply getting your sundae to go would be only half the experience. It would be like, say, driving all the way to Niagara Falls and then not getting out of the car*.

*True story.


  1. I miss the BDI! I also loved Dutch Maid and there's great icea cream at Skinner's Wet and Wild in Lockport. (good hotdogs there too!) I think ice cream is a cultural thing with Winnipeggers. How can it not be? It's a coping mechanism for the +30C days.

  2. The Dairy Queen in Lethbridge! Oh my gosh that takes me back to my childhood as well. My cousin used to work there so we would always get extra peanut and chocolate sauce poured into our Peanut Buster Parfaits. hehehe