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Oct 19, 2017 - Parking the CT for the winter

There wasn't much to share during 2017. The CT mostly sat in our back drive way. I do not even think I put 100 kilometers on it this year. Mainly because I'm back working again, as a Professional Security Guard for Commissionaires Manitoba. I checked in with Total Storage in Headingley towards the beginning of October. They had no RV parking spaces left due to adding some more storage lockers. That's were the money is. A storage locker gets approximately $140.00 per month, and they only get $55 per month for RV's. So it made good business...

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Sep 17, 2017 - On train

17/9/2017. Sunday. On train Another rocky old night - a couple of times I thought we were going to fall off the tracks! A lovely pink sky greeted me as I pushed up the blinds at 7am, and we're travelling through flat plains - one minute I could see to the horizon - the next the fog, and this went on all through another lovely, slightly smaller breakfast. We're sitting in the dome car now, Anne typing emails, my Ian asleep, and the people behind us sneezing, coughing and spluttering, so think I'll go down to our room for a while. I really...

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Jul 18, 2017 - Manitoba

Yesterday we stayed over night at the Shady Oaks campground near Austin, MB. Thanks to Mel's cousin Bud and his wife Faye I got to the Keystone quilt shop in Winnipeg. Then we walked around the Forks, had a beer by the river, and then Santa Lucia for pizza!

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65 is good!

Jun 8, 2017 - Winnipeg

There were still some places I wanted to see here so I’m staying another night in Winnipeg. I spent most of the day in Assiniboine Park which is on the north-west side of Winnipeg & the campground is on the south-east. There’s a decent perimeter road but I still had to go through a fair bit of stop & go traffic. Winnipeg has a population of just over 600,000 – enough people to cause traffic delays on the main arteries. I’m surprised at how French the place is but I suppose that will get even more noticeable as I go east. All the street...

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Canada 2017

Jun 6, 2017 - Winnipeg

A busy day. It became windy this morning & my satellite dish & tripod blew over so the first order of business was to find some way of stabilizing it. I started off at an RV place but they were no help – didn’t even have any tent pegs. They sent me to Canadian Tire but on the way I passed a Canadian Superstore, a large supermarket chain, so I stopped & did some grocery shopping. There was also a Home Depot in the shopping centre & I found an older bloke there who was able to think laterally & we came up with one of those metal stakes you...

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Canada 2017

Jun 5, 2017 - Selkirk to Winnipeg

My first stop was Lower Fort Garry, just 10 minutes down the road from Selkirk. Unfortunately I arrived at the same time as 6 school buses but when I mentioned the fact to the girl on the desk she said that was normal & it would be difficult to avoid hordes of school-kids at this time of year. I managed to avoid most of the groups & had a good look around this unusual fort. Because wood was scarce & limestone was available on the banks of the Red River, this is the most well-preserved stone fort in North America. It appears that the...

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Feb 14, 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Yesterday we visited a planetarium where we had a private viewing of a Northern Lights presentation and an explanation of how the aurora is formed. Then we went to the Manitoba museum for a guided tour and learned about the history of Canada and the Inuit people. There wan an interesting presentation on the Inuit culture and a description of how they lived and survived in such a harsh environment. Today we head to the nearby Canadian Railway train station for our 44 hour trip to Churchill.

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Feb 12, 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba

We arrived in Winnipeg without problems and were at the hotel, The Inn at the Forks, by 1 pm. After check in we walked to the Market at the Forks and had a small lunch of Ukrainian sausage. Turns out Winnipeg has a large Ukrainian population and Ukrainian food is quite popular. There's a warm spell and today is about 10 degrees so we're quite comfortable in our arctic parkas. We watched the skaters and sleigh riders in the park that surrounds the hotel. There are multiple skating areas, including on the river, and the are all connected by a...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Winnipeg

We Left Fort Frances and travelled to the Border at Rainy River. We drove a long way on a construction road before we crossed the border to entered the USA. We fuelled up at Warroad for $2.24/gal or $0.58/ litre. We continued up hwy 11 to Steinbach Manitoba. We are staying here for 2 days, while we are re-positioning for the Game day in Regina, and to do laundry, etc. We stayed at the Town & Country park last spring, $34 night, full hookups. It is pretty easy to get around the city, lots of leaves on the ground here. Sunny days this time,...

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Aug 23, 2016 - ......and so this journey begins!

0545, my flight from Winnipeg takes off on time. I immediately fall asleep and don't wake up until 10 minutes before touchdown in Toronto. A seemingly pleasant start to my Camino. Yeah, not really. I have left behind my girls- wife Teresa, daughter Madeline, and dog Ginger in the truck at the Winnipeg airport. All i really feel is loneliness, and sadness. Hollow. To add to this sudden depression onset, I have a cold, cough, and congestion. Before leaving Winnipeg, I stop by the newsstand, the only store open at this early hour to get some...

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Walking with Dad

Aug 14, 2016 - Altona Campgrounds to Winnipeg MB

SUNDAY - The Lord's Day. A day for relaxation. The camp was quiet when I got up around 8 AM. Only a couple adults were up, and no children were awake as of yet. Dax started to cook breakfast around 9 AM. He was making scramble eggs with many different ingredients. Thank goodness for the muffins we brought. So I retired to the CT and had a muffin followed by a nice cup of tea. Once everyone had eaten, dishes washed and put away in the various vehicles. Depending on who owned what! Next it was time to take all the tents down, wipe them...

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Aug 11, 2016 - Getting the CT ready to Use This Weekend

This morning started awful early for me. We were up and about by 7 AM. Left the house about 7:30 for a quick stop at Tim Hortons to pick up a Breakfast # 3 meal and a coffee double double and two four cheese bagels for Jane. Then I drove her over to her daughter's house on Albany to look after the children while the parents go off to work. I drove back to Timmies, had a breakfast # 3 meal with a steep tea, for myself. I eat in, so I had the opportunity to read the local Sun Newspaper for today, 11 Aug 2016. After breakfast I headed to...

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