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Friday, May 26 2017 @ 06:25 MDT

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Down to Toronto.

Cross Canada AdventuresWell Cookstown just south of Barrie actually. A long leg this time, about 10 hours of driving from Sault-Ste-Marie to our campground. That included a stop in Sudbury to allow Mrs. Evil and our child a chance to see the "Big Nickel". I had seen the Nickel on a trip I did to Ottawa back in the mid 1990's and things have changed around it. Back in 1990, the Nickel was high up on a pedestal with little around it. The parking lot in front of the Nickel was gravel and it was quite the lonely place.
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Sittin' at the Sault

Cross Canada AdventuresToday we ventured from Marathon to Sault Ste Marie. Though farther south in Ontario, the road between White River and Sault Ste Marie is actually more desolate, with only the town of Wawa along the way. That being said, scenic vistas of Lake Superior are visible from the highway at times, providing a break from endless trees and rocks.
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The Marathon continues

Cross Canada AdventuresToday we left Ignace and traveled via Thunder Bay to Marathon, Ontario. Driving was good, the 90km speed limit suits the Element with trailer well. Even saw another Taylor Coach trailer, albeit a larger one heading west just outside of Thunder Bay. We stopped in Thunder Bay for lunch at a small restaurant downtown called Hoito. Nothing fancy but good food.
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Into Ignace

Cross Canada AdventuresDay three was a non-travel day where we spent part of the day in Winnipeg. We went to the Forks, had some perogies and then headed to a supermarket since Simon was being very fussy with the heat and humidity. We found one of the few supermarkets open in Winnipeg on Monday (a stat holiday) where we stocked up on food and then headed back to our campsite just outside of Headingly.
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Day two - onto Manitoba!

Cross Canada AdventuresToday we traversed the remainder of Saskatchewan and half of Manitoba travelling from Indian Head to the campsite just west of Winnipeg. The weather was quite warm and pulling the trailer limits the amount of time we can have the air conditioning on so some toasty time in the car but an uneventful journey. The original plan upon arrival was to quickly nip into Winnipeg, pick up some groceries and then head back and make supper. Unfortunately Winnipeg closes at 6 p.m. on Sundays and that prevented us from hitting a super-market. For Calgarians who are used to super-markets being open late on weekends (and having Walmarts open 24/7) the fact that the only things open were fast food joints and convenience stores was a bit of a shock.
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The journey begins

Cross Canada AdventuresThe great cross-Canada adventure has begun. Now it was originally supposed to start from Victoria, BC but since the Shushwap is partially under water making the Trans-Canada highway dodgy at best, we decided to leave straight from Cowtown going east. Today we made it to Indian Head, Saskatchewan where we are overnighting before heading out to Winnipeg, Manitoba tomorrow.
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Lazy, lazy day.

Cross Canada AdventuresWell I'm in Halifax and I spent the day doing squat. Just in a do nothing mood. The weather was a little off which may have had something to do with it. It's been raining since I woke up this morning and it got downright nasty this afternoon as the remnants of tropical storm Beryl washed over Nova Scotia with lots of rain and wind. I went out twice, and then only to the local mall for food. It's alright though, I'm on vacation and sometimes down time is just what you need.
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Speed Kills

Cross Canada Adventures...or at least maims. My last night here in Montreal has been exciting to say the least. So there I am walking back to my hotel along Sherbrooke when I have to wait for a light (something that most people in Montreal don't bother with). As I'm waiting, a car comes careening down Sherbrooke, swerving through the intersection, nearly hitting a light standard. It then screeches, out of control, into a gas station hitting a mini-van taxi that is there refueling. After bouncing off the mini-van it finally comes to rest when it slams into a brick wall. One injury (the taxi driver) was taken to hospital in an ambulance. I hung around and gave my statement to the police in English and broken French (the officer listened in French and broken English) and was sent on my way. These Montrealers know how to show a guy a good time.
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Bonjour de Montreal

Cross Canada AdventuresWell I've made it to Montreal. It is hot here. Not just not, but humid. Currently it's a little after 1 in the afternoon and the outside temperature is 29C and the humidity is 58%. The humidex is 37C. I am typing this from the air conditioned comfort of my room.
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Bye-Bye Toronto

Cross Canada AdventuresWell, I've toured Toronto and now it's time to move on. I've had three full days here and have hit the major spots. As with any large city, there's never enough time to see it all so I will have to return here again sometime in the future when time and finances permit.