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May 27, 2018 - Quetico Provincial Park
May 26 Today our drive took us from Caliper Lake to Pickerel Lake in Quetico Park. Saw lots of Minnesota License plates all hauling boats. Seems the fishing and the dollar here are better. It is surprisingly built-up here in this remote part of the province. I thought it would be more rugged, but there are lots of very nice homes and lake front properties everywhere. Apparently there has been gold discovered here recently and this has attracted lots of money. According to one local, water front properties have increased significantly in...Jump to full entry
Jul 22, 2017 - Day ten!
I am officially ticked off at not having my own internet connection! Yes, I have a personal hotspot but definately not enough GB. We are at an A & W having a root beer. Did you know that today is free root beer day? We found out and free wifi too! Once again my photos are on too many devices so I am only posting today' s cousins visit in Thunder Bay. Thanks to cousin Wayne and his gal Linda for a fun time at Whitefish lake. Thanks Tom and Elaine for lunch, the walk and the talk!Jump to full entry
Jul 21, 2017 - Friday!
Retired and it is still good to get to Friday! We are having a lazy morning. It is cloudy and there is a haze that is attributed to the BC fires. It is hard to believe. Last night we took more sunset pictures off Mel's cousin Wayne's boat. A great way to spend the day we checked out Kakabeca Falls, had a barbecue, meet new people, had a boat ride, and watched a sunset. I will post pictures later as no wifi so using personal hotspot! Yes, I am learning something new!Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2016 - Thunder and William
We stayed one night up at the Walmart Superstore at hwy 102 & 17 , not a real quiet location. The weather was better than before when we came through so we decided to visit Fort William. After 7 days of straight driving we needed a break. We then moved over to Fort William campground. We camped right at the Museum and gift shop with full hook ups, & WiFi for $35, they also, rent out some RV trailers that are fully equipped, 2 nights, family of 4, $160. All on flat grassy area. This fort was used mainly by the fur traders, Hudson Bay...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2016 - Go RV'g
Tuesday, June 14 News from the road, finally, got connected to wifi to update the blog Have done 1,000 km since Lion's Head and the ferry ride. Last night in Sault Ste Marie, tonight in Thunder Bay. Might be out of Ontario by tomorrow? All is well with us and the RV, good driving. Today, many winding steep hills and rocks. Have been having trouble with email, Facebook and this blog. J&KJump to full entry
Jun 3, 2016 - Sault Ste Marie to Thunder Bay
After an enjoyable day yesterday checking out the bush pilot museum, it was time to hit the road again. A long haul day ahead, thank goodness Laney took the helm for a couple of hours! We followed the northern shoreline of Lake Superior, enjoying such wonders as Pinguisibi Falls, the light traffic and the several construction zones where bridges are being replaced. It is weird that as we headed north the trees became less and less in spring mode. Most are open, but it is interesting to see how much flora is only now beginning to wake up, we...Jump to full entry
May 9, 2016 - Fort Frances to Thunder Bay
The information centre in Kenora, was very helpful, take the TransCanada or for a more scenic route, take the old highway 11, much prettier. Only problem is.....nowhere to turn off to check out the scenery, nothing open, not even fishing and hunting lodges, just one gas station! Thanks! They might have mentioned that Ontario doesn't open until the May long weekend! We are now in Thunder Bay at Happy Land, enjoying a happy time during our happy hour! Nice campground and we plan on staying another night to check out the Kakabeka Falls and...Jump to full entry
Oct 6, 2015 - Damn! Ontario is big!!!
it's been a few days since I posted. We spent three nights in Renfrew. On Sunday, we woke up to discover our furnace had quit working during the night. It was a tad chilly in the camper. Len spent quite a bit of time taking things apart, checking fuses, wiring, even the inverter....couldn't find anything wrong. I had to wait to do laundry, so we didn't make it out of the campground until after 2 pm. We went directly over to Haley station, and the cemetery where my grandparents are buried. Had quite the time finding the headstone. The grass...Jump to full entry
Sep 22, 2015 - On the Road Again
After three weeks of visiting friends and family in beautiful full of memories Millbrook, we drove to Acton, Ont. and then to Hamilton, Ont to visit with cousins. Gord has become a favorite with all the females as he helped with dishes and did odd jobs everywhere we went. On Sun. the 20th of Sep. after helping my cousin, Linda, prune trees and bushes, we left to drive back through Toronto and up Hwy 400 heading north through Barrie and Parry Sound. We drove along Georgian Bay through gently rolling hills with a hint of color and a nip in...Jump to full entry
Jul 4, 2015 - Finally at Thunder Bay, Ontario
Good evening everyone! It is almost 10 PM on July 4th. Where are you now? We are in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are also watching the 4th of July celebration from Washington, DC on TV. What has happened to the celebration of the 4th of July? It used to be the Boston Pops from the Ampitheater...now you are lucky if you can find anything other than canned country music or fireworks set to canned music--loosely and not very well done. I remember being thrilled to the live performance of the 1812 Overture with all the sound effects, with the...Jump to full entry
Our border crossing into Canada was largely uneventful. The Customs & Border Patrol guy decided to overlook the amount of alcohol we had on board. Whew! We headed out to the Blueberry Hill Hotel and Campground which was our base for the next 24 hours. We had previously purchased tickets to take the train into the Agawa Canyon which is in the interior of Algoma. It was 100 miles one way. We had about 1 1/2 hours to walk around and check out some of the Falls. We managed to get to 2 of the 3 sights in the area moving briskly to keep the...Jump to full entry
May 22, 2015 - Day 3 - The Highway is Hilly & Twisty (Wawa to Thunder Bay)
There was frost on the car this morning. Frost. We're defintely in Northern Ontario. We decided to leave earlier because today's trip is longer. Google has flagged areas of construction. The speed limit is normally 90km/hr. We've seen a lot of moose crossing signs. Better to leave early than risk driving at dusk and encountering a moose. Loading the car is easy because we're already cutting back on what we bring in. I walk into my room and Spike and Chuck are lying side-by-side on the bed. Travel has made for strange bedfellows. I put the...Jump to full entry