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Jul 12, 2010 - Monday Sault Ste Marie, ON

Bob dropped Barb off at a nails salon and went on to explore Sault Ste Marie. He discovered postcards cost $1 to send to the states. There might be less postcards going home. Two hours later he picked her up and back to the RV to have lunch and pick up Darby. Back to Sault Ste Marie to visit the old Soo Locks and take a long walk along a trail near the International Bridge. Darby discovered ducks and geese and the geese discovered that hissing kept Bob and Barb at a distance. We returned to the KOA and Barb and Darby went to the small dog...

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Jul 12, 2010 - Our third visit to Sault Ste.Marie

In our six years of travelling in North America we had visited Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario three times so we had covered most of the tourist attractions in the area. Our morning was spent taking Jenny for walk along the excellent waterfront boardwalk exploring once again the Sault Ste Marie Canal National Historic Site. Unfortunately this time the lock was being repaired so there were no small boats going through. It was a pleasant walk all the same. After returning Jenny to the coach we headed to the one attraction we had not visited- The...

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Jul 11, 2010 - Sunday Sault Ste Marie, ON

Our drive to the border was uneventful. We had a bit of wait on the bridge as the cars crept through the border check. The lady asked us a few questions and waved us through. Maybe we should have kept the 2 beers we gave away to get us under the liquor import limit. Our total mileage from Jax to the border was 2,390 miles. Bob checked the mileage from Jax to the border driving on I-10 and I-75 and we could have made it in 1,300 miles. Apparently our RV doesn’t stay in a straight line or on interstates very well. We drove through Sault Ste...

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Jul 5, 2010 - at Sault Ste Marie, ON; 9/78

Today we started at 50158 miles and ended at 501721 miles for a total today of 14 miles. We just drove to the train, out to dinner, and back. As usual, I am about out of fuel. I am trying to get bach to the US. I'll get fuel tomorrow morning. Today we took the Canadian Central "Algoma" train ride. It was 114 miles up and it was good. Kids would probably get bored, as it is 4hours up and 4 hours back, with a 1.5 hour layover.

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Jul 4, 2010 - to Sault Ste Marie, ON; 9/77

Today we started at 49959 miles and went to 50158 miles, for a total today of 199 miles. We back-tracked thru Little Current and then headed west on 17 toward Sault Ste Marie. We went thru Blind River, but there was not much there. We ate lunch at a roadside park. Now we are at a KOA in Sault Ste Marie and going to go on a train ride tomorrow.

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Jun 25, 2010 - Some Of The Sites Of Sault Ste Marie

After our ritual morning Tim Horton's; what are we gonna do when we get south of the 49th???; we headed downtown to check out some of the sites of Sault Ste. Marie. First stop was the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site. From here we had a pretty good view of the International Bridge heading over to Michigan, and also of the massive traffic lineup which cooled out interest in crossing over for the day. The displays were very informative and it was kinda neat to find out that the first lock built at this site was built by the...

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Jun 24, 2010 - On To The Sault!

Last night's rainstorm had blown over by the time it came to heading out, and even though the weather was great all day, Lake Superior was still covered in fog, and a lot of the scenic views were blotted out. We stopped in Wawa for coffee and to get a shot of the giant Canadian Goose. We carried on to Sault Ste. Marie and arrived at the KOA there around 2:30. After unhooking we headed into town to check it out and ended up in the Casino downtown, took less then an hour to loose the compulsory $40.00 Pretty hard to imagine that for the last...

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Nov 23, 2009 - What a Long Strange Journey It's Been

The adventure ends where it began. We have returned safely to Sault Ste. Marie and have begun the packing process for our move to Ottawa. As this will be our last entry, we wanted to leave some pearls of wisdom we have learned along our travels: 1) always confirm the presence of toliet paper before committing to the mission 2) maps, maps, maps, and more maps 3) you can easily survive the last 9 weeks of an adventure with only 2 pairs of underware 4) expect it to be wetter and colder than you think it should be every where you go 5) there is...

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Sep 9, 2009 - From Sault Ste. Marie to the outskirts of Toronto

In Soo we wanted to do a tour of the locks, but the Canadian company wasn't running it's cruises this year. So, we drove over the international bridge into Michigan, and did the cruise from their side of the locks. Was a good day for it, and enjoyed it - staff was very good. Went out into Lake Superior through the larger American locks, had a look at the big Soo steel plant, then back to town through the smaller Canadian lock. From the boat dock we walked next door to a big old freighter now used as a maritime museum, and went all over and...

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Aug 24, 2009 - Northwestern Ontario & Michigan Aug 15-23,2009

Monday we got up early because I decided to visit a doctor as my sore throat had not got any better and I felt rotten. The owner of the campsite in Ottawa told us about a walk in clinic about 8 KM north on the same road as the campsite but not on which side of the road, just behind Wendys. We found Wendys and it was across 6 lanes of traffic so we got a break in traffic and drove over 3 lanes and BANG we hit a car that had come out of the other side of the road. Our truck doesn’t have a mark on it but the little Honda lost its front bumper....

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Aug 7, 2009 - The Adventure Begins

I never thought we could pack so much stuff into one small car! Trying to decide what clothing and gear were necessary for a three month adventure proved daunting but we decided on the true and tried methods of: 1)Beth packing every last thing she might conceivably need. 2)A.J packing very little and buying what might be needed when necessary. We can let you know after completing of this adventure which method proved to be more advantageous. We left the Shangri Las known to us as Pointe Des Chenes, with us in one car and Liisa, Annabelle,...

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Jul 30, 2009 - INUKSUK

Leaving Belleville, Ontario found us travelling west through terrain that was quite different from the eastern provinces. The land is more rolling and rocky. Along the way we saw some unusual rock formations. Look at the first photo. Atop the rocks on the left you will see a small rock formation. This is called an inuksuk(singular) inuksuit (plural). This Inuit word means "thing that can act in the place of a human being." These rock formations were a means to communicate. These statues helped save lives in the harsh arctic environment....

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