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Aug 24, 2016 - Stratford

Wednesday, August 24 Neither Hayley nor Derek were working today, so we had time to make a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon. During conversation, Derek mentioned that when they first came to London, people here, learning they were from B.C., warned them to brace themselves for winter conditions. Many people in Ontario associate the lower mainland weather with B.C., so they didn't realize that native Prince Georgers like Derek and Hayley were well prepared for winter. In fact, it surprised the London folk that Derek had chains...

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Aug 23, 2016 - first day in London

Tuesday, August 23 A quiet morning. I had a chat with Hayley and Derek before they went off to work, then hung around the house for a while. Cherryhill Mall is a few blocks away, so I walked over there to pick up a few toiletries, eat a sandwich at the food court and look around. There’s a public library branch in the mall, which Hayley says she uses a lot, and a passport office, which was very handy when Derek and Hayley needed renewals before their Israel adventure. I then set out for Riverside Park, which we saw on our way to dinner...

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Aug 22, 2016 - On to London

Monday, August 22 Sunny but cooler this morning, a good day for Cheryl, Pam and Marilynn to be walking around town. Their plane didn’t leave until the evening, so they had to pass the late morning and afternoon out and about in the city. I caught a taxi to the train station about 9:15. It’s not a very big station, so it was simple to find the right gate and the car when it was time to board. My suitcase is at the maximum allowable weight, twenty-three kilos, so I appreciated the porter helping haul it up the steps into the car. The trip was...

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Apr 18, 2015 - Day 252 - Last Day on the Road

Our last day on the road after being away for over 8 months. Also our last blog entry, and it will be a short one… We crossed the bridge into Michigan this morning and are on our way down I-75 towards Port Huron. Should arrive around 3 PM. We are going to stop in Sarnia to see our sister-in-law, then head on home. It will be nice to see 106 Wortley and all our London friends again, but what a wonderful adventure this has been!

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Aug 9, 2014 - Nearly Ready!

Hours to go! After what seems like months of preparation (including renting the house, deciding what to take and not to take, packing, etc.) we are down to just hours remaining until we leave. This last week has been hectic. We will be heading for Toronto on Sunday, staying over night at Glen Rouge Campground in the Rouge Valley, then on to visit friends & relatives in Port Perry on Monday, ending up at Arrowhead Provincial Park, north of Huntsville on Monday night.

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Sep 15, 2012 - Drive back to London

Heading out from Tobermory on our last day, we began with a leisurely scenic drive following the waterfront on our way back to London. We made several stops including great lunch at the restaurant at Walter's Falls. With this trip to the Bruce Peninsula, I began a new quest.... to discover the best butter tarts in Ontario. Now if you're from the U.S. you may not know about butter tarts..... I didn't. But Canadians couldn't believe I had never eaten a butter tart. So I had to keep trying them everywhere! The winner was a small bakery just...

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Living Our Dream

Sep 7, 2012 - Canada Trip - Part 1

As I'm writing this on Nov 5 it's hard to believe it's been almost 2 months since I arrived in Canada for my 2 1/2 week visit there. The main purpose of my trip was to visit my good friends, Kathy & Larry, who lived in Panama City for a number of years before moving back to their native Canada. The secondary purpose was that I was to speak at their Unity Church on 2 of the Sundays that I was there. Larry met me at the airport in Detroit & then drove the 2 1/2 hour drive to their home town of London, Ontario. They are situated in the...

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Living Our Dream

Jul 27, 2012 - Into Canada -- London, Ontario

We rode over the Blue Water bridge to Canada today. The bridge authority closed the whole Canada bound part for us to ride over. I was shocked. I was also glad to get on the side roads right away before the truckers caught up with us. This part of Ontario is a lot like lower Michigan, except the farms are tidier (most of the time). I have driven the route from Niagara Falls to Port Huron dozens of times. I had never seen the area from the perspective we did today. Some interesting towns and quiet lanes.

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Sep 17, 2011 - London KOA

Calculated gas was $4.78 per gallon in Ontario. Good road. Really like the service center along the freeway. They has a brand new building that has various eateries. Starbucks, Tim Horton's, pizza place and others were renting space from the government. There was an old rest area next to the new one with grass and picnic tables but no body was there.

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Land's RV Trip

Jul 18, 2011 - Our day in Canada

We had decided to make a trip up to London, Ont. To have some work done on our hitch at CanAm, the hitch specialists. We had heard Andy Thomson speak at the Alumapalooza and liked what he said about hitches and towing. Ken wanted our GM hitch welded because it was round and they tend to have the welds break, so reinforcement is good. Also, Andy recommended a weld on the hitch receiver. He had seen a few of these that had cracked. Andy also inspected our trailer and recommended some rivets be added to the front of the trailer. After all the...

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Livin' in Aluminum

Jun 30, 2011 - London

Destination # 14: London, ON Mileage:260 k (from Tobermory) Arrive: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Depart: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 • Wednesday, June 29  Great trip down from the Bruce Peninsula. As we move further down the peninsula, the scenery gives way to very lush farm and ranch land all along the way.  Stopped in Port Elgin for a bit of a rest and a walkabout. Port Elgin is a resort town on the shores of Lake Huron with a beautiful waterfront beach area. The weather was very windy so lots of wild waves crashing over the breakwater and...

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Canada & USA Journey

Aug 12, 2010 - On the move

Mossley - Departed family and friends today to continue our journey. Into a nice campground with power(say air conditioning) pool, good TV and Internet. Ken unloading bike tonite for an early departure for Port Dover. It's the 50th time for Fri 13th rally so likely will have special t shirts and badges, crowd is rumored to be huge as well, it makes the national news every year so keep an eye out for us eh. Motorhome seems to be fuller at every stop we make, i don't understand who keeps loading it up i know its not me HMMM LOL. It all gets a...

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Nascar Adventure

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