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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...

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Jul 3, 2015 - 3-10 July Sault Ste Marie, Ontario to Thunder Bay, Ontario via Lake Superior'

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...

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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...

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Karen Goes West

Apr 28, 2015 - Onto Thunder Bay

Dear Diary, it seems that I haven't been keeping you up to date. Much has happened since we last talked. Lets see, we woke up, ate, packed and drove off. There, now you're caught up. Okay, now to fill in the in between bits. We started off with clouds but the road was dry and reasonably smooth. It was an odd drive today, the GPS told us it was going to be over a 5hr drive, but our rational thought told us that was only going to happen if we drove at 30kph... The drive through northern Ontario is a bit boring - trees, rock, turn... trees,...

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Winter West

Apr 15, 2015 - Day 249 - Kenora to Thunder Bay

Got away from the Kenora Wal-Mart before 8, picked up a coffee at Macdonald's and were on our way east again. Made four brief stops: Vermillion Bay for breakfast in the back of the RV, Dryden to dump our sewage at the municipal dump, Ignace for some beer and Upsala for lunch, also in the RV. We arrived in Thunder Bay late this afternoon and were delighted to find that the KOA campground on the east end of the city was actually open. After two nights in parking lots, we were ready to have a proper campsite. We don’t have water or sewage...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Thunder Bay plus

On Sat morning we pulled out of Sault Ste Marie for our trip around Lake Superior to Thunder Bay. It is a long drive and we will stop somewhere along the way. We have been told that this stretch of the trip is the most boring. Anyone who says that did the stretch with their eyes closed. It is beautiful! Going north we followed Lake Superior and caught many glimpses of the deep blue waters of Superior. It is windy so in places it crashes against the rocky shore. Other times we can see the deep blue fading into the more milky green of shallow...

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On the road 2014

Aug 22, 2014 - Day 13 - Sleeping Giant

We decided to go on another bike ride today around Marie Louise Lake (about 20km). there are 10 campsites on the far side of the lake. The road was a little bumpy (wouldn't have wanted to drive the RV around), but it was a pleasant ride. We stopped at a couple of the campsites, which were very nice and very private. We were gone for 2 hours and got back at beer time, with dinner cooking in the crock pot...isn't camping wonderful! It is now 5PM and the sun is out again...not bad for a day when the forecast was for 40% chance of rain and a...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Day 12 - Sleeping Giant

Today was spent outside. The morning started off sunny and warm, with some cloud moving in later in the day. We rode our bikes outside the campground toward Silver Islet, a small community along the coast of Lake Superior. This was the site of one of the world's biggest producers of silver at the time (late 1800's). Today there are a number of cottages along the shore and the original (still operating) general store built in 1871, where we stopped for an ice cream cone, and took some pictures of the inside (a step back in time). Before...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Day 11 - Macleod to Sleeping Giant

We were on the road again shortly after 9:30 and made just one quick "photo" stop before our lunchtime break at a picnic area on Lake Helen just north of Nipigon (about an hour east of Thunder Bay). The scenery driving down Lake Nipigon was spectacular: sheer cliffs and an escarpment ridge on our left and Lake Nipigon on our right. The highlight of the day, however, was definitely Ouimet Canyon P.P. If the cliffs along Nipigon were spectacular, these were super spectacular - up to 500 meters high, towering over a canyon floor that has...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Thunder Bay, Ontario

On Monday we drove from Duluth to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We stopped briefly with a couple who had a blowout on the front right side of their RV. Thankfully they were not hurt and were briefly able to get a phone signal to reach Good Sam's. We were in a bad spot to try to stay with them so once we knew they had reached someone we went ahead to join the group. When we crossed the border, our agent was so interested in Trip that she did not ask us many questions. The next day we visited the Terry Fox Monument, erected in memory of the...

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Aug 4, 2014 - Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

We traveled 201 miles today from Duluth to the KOA in Thunder Bay. We all exited the campground in Duluth easily with no problems. We did go through several areas of construction where we were held up for a period of time. The ride was beautiful. We traveled right along the shores of Lake Superior which looked like we were traveling by an ocean because you couldn't see any land across. Once we crossed the Canadian border, we went back to Eastern Standard time. The next morning we car pooled and our first stop was the Terry Fox Monument....

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Jul 3, 2014 - Thunder Bay, ON - Finn Food

(Elena Writing) I thought I'd give Ron a break from writing the blog entries since he’s been doing almost all of it these past couple months. He spent a few hours working on the previous blog entry; the website and internet service weren't very cooperative. Those obstacles compounded whatever problems he already had. We are totally dependent on WIFI while touring Canada. While Ron was on the computer, I've had the leisure of shopping at the Walmart Super Center and spending time at Chapters (identical to Barnes & Noble) to catch up on...

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