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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&K

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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NFLD

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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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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