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  • Writer's pictureRuth Mcbride

Are we still in Ontario?!!!

Yes we are! 5 days of driving and still in Ontario...what a big Province Ontario is! You don’t realize how big it is until you have to drive it. The furthest north in Ontario I had been before was Thunder Bay and I flew there In 1.75 hours from Toronto.

We left our Co-op at 8:30am this morning and our first stop was to see the Terry Fox Memorial on Hwy11/17 just before Thunder Bay. Our GPS didn’t tell us to turn right into the memorial and we drove right by the entrance. I said to Richard, “turn around please, we are going to see that Memorial! There are some things in life you have to turnaround for and the memorial was one of them.!” Cancer sucks! What an incredible fighter Terry Fox was and what a legacy he left behind. We were moved to see the memorial so early this morning with the sun rising over the Lake.

We stopped in Thunder Bay for more potable water today at a friend of a friend’s house who so generously were waiting for us with their garden hose as we drove down their street. Its so very nice to know we’ve got friends from coast to coast who can help us with our potable water situation. And because we knew we were stopping for water, no NAVY shower this morning for me! It was lovely to finally have a long hot shower!!!

It was a very long day of driving with a quick stop in Dryden for more diesel fuel, lunch in Newman and a quick grocery shop at their “super” Walmart...which was not so super...the check out lineup went all the way back to the diaper department at the back of the store!

At 4pm this evening we finally arrived at Redden’s Camp at Longbow Lake which is about 13 km from Kenora, Ontario. We have electric hook ups and wifi tonight for the first time on this trip. We are watching history on TV tonight with the US election results now known finally!

It looks like we’re going to be heading into a storm if we drive too far tomorrow so our best laid plans look like they are going to change tomorrow. Stay tuned to see where we end up tomorrow to wait out the storm!

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Nov 08, 2020

It definitely is a drive to get out of Ontario. The GOOD news is, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are easy, flat and fast. Not sure about that messy storm though. That could be a bit tricky. Safe travels 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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