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Sep 4, 2008 - Thursday 0/04/08 Sturgeon Falls to Ottawa

Thursday 0/04/08 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario We got a late start, leaving about 11am planning to drive to Ottawa today, about 240 miles. The drive is very pretty; rolling hills with lakes and the river along side Canada highway 17. We arrive at Popular Grove Campground and after setting up; Cherie was defrosting dinner when I noticed that the u-wave didn't sound right. I got out the power monitor and noted that the voltage with the u-wave off was 112 volts with the u-wave off and was 100 volts with the u-wave off; a potentially damaging...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Arrival home in Ottawa

So we made it! We lucked out and got stand-by seats from Paris. It was a very long and emotional journey home. Our entire year weighed very heavily on us as we came to realize that so many of our friends and family would be wanting to know what it all meant to us. That will certainly take some time to figure out. It seems as though there were really two trips - the travel before Africa, and then our time in Africa. They were such different experiences. Kind of like we got two trips of a lifetime in one year. We underestimated the impact of...

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Aug 25, 2008 - Ottawa III - I chilled in Ottawa

I spent the time wandering around Ottawa, having some schwarma and checking out the national art gallery and the market which was very nice. Here are some pictures... Unfortunately I couldn't take any pictures in the gallery... http://picasaweb.google.com/agapevictor/Aug252008RoadtripChillinInOttawa

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Aug 23, 2008 - Ottawa, ON

I made it to my brother's (Marv's) place and I get to see my niece's and my sister in law, Angela. It's been great to visit with them thus far and their place is quite nice and it is close to downtown. Ottawa is a very beautiful city! And the beaver tails, extremely delicious! HEre are the pictures http://picasaweb.google.com/agapevictor/Aug232008RoadtripOttawaON

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Aug 19, 2008 - Back in Ottawa

Well, we made it back to Ottawa. We're going to be staying in the motorhome up at Ruth's parents near Arnprior for the next 6 to 8 weeks, and then we'll be taking off towards Mexico for the winter. I'll post the odd update here during that time period.

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Aug 19, 2008 - Ottawa,Ontario

We camped at Fitzroy Provincial Park about 40 miles west of Canada's capital, Ottawa. Ottawa was wonderful!!! We spent 2 days exploring it and believe it is one of the most beautiful cities we have seen. It is primarily a "government city" most people who live there have a government or service industry job. It is probably the cleanest city we have ever visited. Visiting it in the summer, one might consider moving there, unless you check to see that the average high in the winter is under 20 degrees. Hard to imagine with the beautiful...

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Aug 10, 2008 - Rest Day in Ottawa

Total Distance to Date: 5369 kms Another welcome rest day, this time in Ottawa. We only had four riding days since our last rest day but tomorrow we start with the longest ride of the tour at 176 kms. That ride is from Ottawa to Hudson, P.Q. It is downhill on the map so lets hope that is a reality. We have been in Ontario for about three weeks and we have enjoyed much of the province. We have travelled along the shores of Lakes Superior, Huron, and Ontario, as well as along parts of the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal. Now it is...

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Aug 10, 2008 - Friends and Family to the rescue!

Good morning everyone! After a brief morning shower, the sun is shining here in Ottawa for my day-off. It was hard to find an adequate title for this entry but I think the one I have selected will do! Since my last day off in Alliston, I've cycled 502 Ks for a total trip distance of 5483 Ks. That's as accurate as I can get it. We had a fair amount of rain and my cycle computer decided to take a rest for a while so I may be short a few K's. But it's close. So - there were only 4 days of riding in this section. We went from Alliston (nr....

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Aug 10, 2008 - 50 Ottawa - rest

As a rest day this day was not very restful. When I went out to my car to get my baskets of cycling clothes, etc, I discovered that I had accidentally not locked the car the night before. It had been ransacked, the glove box contents were on the floor, the parking change was gone, a shaving kit with spare glasses, spare sun glasses and my prescription medication was gone, and as I discovered after double checking that I had not accidentally left it at Carleton University my duffle bag with tent, sleeping bag, Thermarest, spare parts,...

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Aug 9, 2008 - 50 Ottawa

This was to be a home coming day. I got to sleep in my own house. As I result I had decided to push ahead on my own. Sometimes haste makes waste and I wasn't paying attention to Bud's cue sheet and missed a turn. Rather than back track I used my GPS to figure where I was and how to get back on course. Just south west of Manotick our route used the same road as the MS fund raising tour but they were headed in the opposite direction. I used the rest room at on of their checkpoints, checked their map and plotted my route home. Although Bud's...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Ottawa

4 days of intence museum going. We do love museums as you all know but this was a very packed time. the war museum is AWSOME. Very modern in its ability to properly use interactive displays. Excelent visual effects. Information presented to all levels of interest and ages. Could not be better. Of course we do still have kids and the eality is that we promissed them to se the movie wally in the afternoon so...as is the life with kids, we had to leave the best museum of the summer before we were done to see a movie. However, i should not...

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Aug 4, 2008 - Capital idea.

I have to start uploading photographs one of these days! We've been in our Nations capital for nearly a week now. Finally the driving adventures have dropped. It's considerably harder to have a driving adventure when you don't move. Fuel consumption is way down too, although we've worn a bit of rubber off the Ion tires. Can you imagine that we've filled the tank twice on it since leaving home? We've had something to do every day since we've been here, but we haven't seen all the people we want to see yet. Strangely, people who are still...

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