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Day Eight - Toronto

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  • Friday, July 13 2012 @ 06:46 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures The big goal in Toronto was to give Aunty Candice some Simon-time because she hadn't seen him since he was just under a year old. It was enjoyable to visit Candice and her family again and Simon had a great time.

Day Seven - to Toronto

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  • Friday, July 13 2012 @ 05:39 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures This day we travelled along the Cartier-Parry Sound Sub, the last subdivision I worked before leaving CP Rail. I was surprised to see how populated the area was because I always had the impression that it was much more sparse. Every second car had a canoe which explains why the Bud car gets an extra baggage car during the spring and summer.

Sudbury was pretty much exactly as I had always envisioned it. I am told, though, that it's a great place for wild blueberries.

Day Six - to Sault St.Marie

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  • Friday, July 13 2012 @ 05:02 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures We got an early start this day as we headed out on third day across Northern Ontario. It was again hot and when we stopped to fill up at White River, Ontario, the attendant informed us that the weather was forecast to reach close to 40c that day.

White River's claim to fame is that it is where the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh was “bought” by an officer on his way to The First World War. A number of years ago, the story was a “Heritage Moment” on TV and my dad provided the following website.



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  • Thursday, July 12 2012 @ 06:51 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures Okay, I know that I've been recalcitrant in blogging but I've been busy. School, touring, Avon stuff, biking...

I promise that once I'm caught up on my homework again, I'll have a few blog posts up.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have laundry to pick up at the laundromat and a paper to work on. :)

Day Five - to Marathon

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  • Thursday, July 05 2012 @ 08:37 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures Another day on the road and although still hot, it was much less muggy the further east we got. On the advice of Candice, we stopped in Thunder Bay for a late lunch at the Hoito. This unique little cafe was originally set up to help Finnish workers get an inexpensive meal in the early part of the 20th century and has remained a good, inexpensive place to eat.

The pancakes were amazing and the burger Evil Scientist had was an actual formed patty rather than a pre-made one. It was definitely worth the stop. Thanks Candice!

Day Four - to Ignase

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  • Thursday, July 05 2012 @ 08:31 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures After passed “The Centre of Canada” we were well on our way to our trek across Northern Ontario. The weather was still hot but got much less muggy as we headed away from Winnipeg.

Day Three - Winnipeg

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  • Thursday, July 05 2012 @ 08:24 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures When we rolled into town, we stayed at the KOA just west of the city. Although close to the highway, the campground was pretty and comfortable.

A trip to The Forks was unfortunately cut short because of the whims of a certain small boy. We had perogies for lunch but my brilliant plan to shop the market for a few days food was not to be. Instead we headed back to the campground but on the way I took some photos from the window of the car.

The still-in-progress Human Rights Museum. It's a very cool building.

Back Tomorrow...

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  • Monday, July 02 2012 @ 09:08 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures I'll be back with more posting of Days Three and Four tomorrow.

Day Two - to Winnipeg, MB

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  • Sunday, July 01 2012 @ 09:09 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures Another gorgeous day of weather as we headed east across the country. Less driving today and Simon, in spite of having very little sleep the last two days, was very good playing with his Ninky-Nonk most of the drive. However, on our way back to the camp-site after our unsuccesful grocery shopping trip to Winnipeg, he fell asleep and didn't wake up even when I took him out of his seat.

Day One - to Indian Head, SK

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  • Saturday, June 30 2012 @ 10:08 MDT
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Cross Canada Adventures It seems as though I was just here a year ago...

Although it was a long day of driving, there is no complaining about how great the weather was today. My only regret is that I didn't start the morning with coffee so I spent the day rather narcoleptic in the heat. When I wasn't falling asleep, I took some pictures with my phone.

They don't make motel signs like this anymore. This was in Medicine Hat as we left the gas station.

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