Red River Reasons

Follow the adventures of new area resident Bob Turner as he explores Red River North with family and friends.

  • Red River Reasons

    • Moving Reasons #2

      Moving Reasons #2

      My last blog introduced the factors that motivated my wife Cynthia and I to move to the Red River North. I’m finally getting around to the second reason the region appealed to us: the abundance of historical attractions. River Road Heritage Parkway is a scenic drive through the making of …
    • Moving Reasons

      Moving Reasons

      By Bob Turner My first offering for 2019 is not a moving story, but it is a piece about moving. Why Selkirk?  Two years ago this month, my wife Cynthia and I moved to our home in St. Andrews, just on the fringe of Selkirk. Time and again, we have …
    • Tea with the Captain is Long Overdue

      Tea with the Captain is Long Overdue

      Three years ago, our daughter suggested she would like to take her grandmother to the tea room at Captain Kennedy House, south of Lockport on River Road. Sadly, the tea room closed that April (2015) before she was able to.
    • Get Me to the Church on Time

      Get Me to the Church on Time

      If you are interested in seeing interesting old buildings, the many historic churches in Red River North should be on your bucket list. This past summer, I decided to check out a few, and was amazed at the number of well-built, well-preserved structures there are.
    • A Grand Community

      A Grand Community

      In August, I decided to explore the northern-most part of Red River North. So with my wife and mother-in-law in tow, I headed up Highway 59 to Grand Marais, which is just 45 km north of Selkirk on Lake Winnipeg.
    • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

      I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

      I must admit that although I was looking forward to the July 22, 2018 Garden and Art Tour, I was a bit skeptical of the potential success of such an event.
    • Ships Ahoy!

      Ships Ahoy!

      To say that our two oldest grandsons are interesting young fellows is an understatement. Elliot and Luke are an unusual mixture: both are into science and technology, and both love history (and not just the war part, although that is a large part of it).
    • Feeding Time

      Feeding Time

      Since moving to the Selkirk area, I have been astounded by the number of pelicans here. From our sunroom window, we have an excellent view of the Red River, and I have watched with fascination as flocks of these birds scout for fish in the river below.
    • Red River Reasons

      Red River Reasons

      RED RIVER REASONS By Bob Turner I am a relative newcomer to Red River North, having moved to the Selkirk area a year ago.There were a number of reasons why my wife and I decided to retire here: First and foremost was the fact we have family living near Lockport …