Friday, February 25, 2011
Road trip - Winnipeg Beach
One of the other places we stopped in at last summer was Winnipeg Beach. This is where they had filmed some of the series Falcon Beach.
It's a small town - the biggest draw for most people is the beach - it's quite a nice beach with a huge boardwalk beside it.
On the ends of the boards they have dedication plates. These ones tell a neat story.
My big reason to go was the surviving arcades. They have three arcades in a row on the main street.
I wanted to make sure that the kids got to see some real arcades while they still could. The two Playlands had some old decor - with vintage posters from the eighties.
They had some old games and even some skee ball games. In the Boardwalk Station they had a pool table, old arcades, a pair of coin-op horses, arcade games, and some vintage pinball machines.
The kids had a great time. I hadn't been to Winnipeg Beach in the last two decades, but it's definately on my list of places to go back to soon. The beach is so nice that it shouldn't be hard to convince the family, but I'm heading back for the arcade.