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Nov 15, 2015 - On the train back...

11/15 (Night of 14th to 15th)With a full train I didn't sleep much since we didn't have 2 seats per person to stretch out.  Luckily I have a Curling app on my phone so I curled for close to 4 hours.  Bon moved to a floor space at the end of our car which gave me enough space to get at least a couple hours snooze. Beautiful clear blue sky day training through the boreal forest...cottonwood,  birch, black and white spruce, and tamarack. Arrived in Thompson by 10:30am when we got off for exercise (walked to the mall 20 minutes away where...

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Oct 10, 2012 - Thompson, Manitoba - Again

After arriving in Thompson Wednesday morning, we were picked up by Taxi and taken to our campground. Sox and Maggie were so happy to see us. We had lunch and headed out in the snow to the Heritage Museum. We saw a wonderful collection of memorabilia from Thompson including local wildlife displays. We left the museum in a heavy snowfall to the local Laundromat. Tomorrow, we’ll be heading out to Grand Rapids, Manitoba.

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Oct 4, 2012 - Thompson, Manitoba

Thompson, Manitoba We left The Pas this morning (Thursday)around 8:45. The weather was overcast and around 30 degrees. We drove 245 miles through boreal forest covered with numerous lakes. The roads were pretty good most of the way. We enjoyed the remaining fall colors from the Tamarack and Aspen trees and hoped to see a moose or some other wildlife along the way. We did see something cross the road that looked like a Fisher or Wolverine. It was too far away to be sure. There were lots of ravens and other birds. We stopped at a little...

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Oct 14, 2011 - Thompson, Manitoba - McCreedy Campground

It took us only about an hour in the air to fly back to Thompson from Churchill but took us 17 hours to get Churchill by train. The train was a great experience but I am glad that we flew back. We sang a song to our bus driver at the airport and a young woman video taped us. Sure hope she sends a copy of the video to Pat. I wrote the song to the familiar "I Saw A Bear" song. Bill, our bus driver, was speechless. The skies in Thompson were cloudy so there were no northern lights. When we woke up the next day, we were greeted with a couple...

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Oct 9, 2011 - Thompson, Manitoba - McCreedy Campground

Thompson is Manitoba's third largest city and is on the shores of The Burntwood River. It rests on one of the largest nickel ore deposits in the world. When we arrived in Thompson, we met a group from another caravan that had just returned from Churchill. They saw 8 polar bears and were out on the Tundra Buggy two different days. One lady had amazing photos and we were hopeful that we we see some Polar Bears, also. There were no guarantees. The night before we arrived, they saw a spectacular display of the Northern Lights. The photos showed...

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