A record of my efforts to live a more sustainable life.

A Bicycle Adventure

I went on a bike adventure on Sunday, with my boyfriend, Jonathon. It was partly just for fun, partly to prove that you don't need a car to have a lovely day of adventuring, and partly for the challenge of biking clear across the city, from Transcona to Assiniboine Park, which is about twice as far as I bike to work (Transcona to the Exchange District). I estimate that it's about an hour's steady ride. It took us two hours, because we stopped for lunch, to buy used books, and to take a picture of this dumpster because it is now officially my favourite piece of graffiti in Winnipeg:

We ate lunch at Boon Burger, which is "Canada's first all vegetarian burger cafe!" I am very excited that this place exists, so if you live in Winnipeg, or ever visit here, I must insist that you try it. It did not disappoint. Jonathon had the Boon Burger, which has a mushroom and rice patty, and is topped with mayo, dijon, peachy chutney, onion, cucumber, tomato, and lettuce. I had a Salsa Burger, which also has the mushroom-rice patty, but is topped with salsa, avocado, swiss cheese, red onion, and lettuce. Oh my goodness, yum. And all their burgers can be made vegan! I forgot to take a picture of my meal before I started eating it (I was really hungry!), so this is the closest I have to a picture of the food (please excuse the helmet hair; this was a bike adventure after all):
As you can see, the burgers are pretty big! I was full all afternoon.

Once we got to the park, we played catch and frisbee and enjoyed the sun. It was like a mini-staycation! We also went to the ice cream shop and the conservatory, and enjoyed some of the great trails Winnipeg has around its rivers. If only the whole city had trails like those! I'd bike everywhere!

On the way back, we stopped to cool off by the fountain at the Legislative Building, and we got candy at the Forks (I bought a box of Nerds, since pretty much everything else was wrapped in plastic).

So, I had a wonderful day of fun, and it was totally carbon-neutral! Well, I'm not sure what it takes for food to be actually "carbon-neutral," but the food was vegetarian, Boon Burger makes everything from scratch, and they use "a wide variety of organics," according to their menu. So that sounds good to me!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fabulous day to me! And you're making me hungry!

LianneLavoie said...

It was a great day! And I get hungry every time I think about Boon Burger. So yummy.

Megan! said...

Favourite post. Right here.

#2 is the one where you made preserves.

LianneLavoie said...

I'm glad you like it!

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