So we spent about a week in Thunder Bay this summer and we were pretty busy every day. I decided to do 4 different Posts on Thunder Bay instead of one very long one, as I mentioned in Part 1, it’s one of my favourite cities. We drove to the Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area a couple of times, it’s a nice spot on Lake Superior. One visit, we spotted a mom deer and 2 fawns as we were driving down a road but by the time we stopped, they were gone. As we were leaving the Conservation Area, we spotted the 2 fawns alone down a dirt road. They were really cute.
Apparently Thunder Bay is also famous for Persians which are an oval shaped pastry, fried and covered with pink berry icing. Even as I write the description, I don’t want one. We have tried them on previous visits and thought we would give them another whirl this trip so we stopped at the Persian Man Bakery to purchase a couple but I couldn’t even finish mine. Background info on the Persians ……. they have nothing to do with the Middle East. The story goes that apparently in the 1940’s an American WWI General, Black Jack Pershing, was traveling through Thunder Bay and visited this bakery. As a result of this, they named the pastry a “Persian”. I do not have a photo, I don’t even want to think about them lol.
There is the Thunder Bay Museum located in an old Police Station and they have displays on 3 floors. The day we went the Military Exhibit was closed, not sure why, but we toured the rest of it. They have a Discovery Centre and it was fun playing different games and learning things.
They have a small, but cute Conservatory, not many flowers but it’s free to get in, donations only. So I guess it’s not really free……. But we really enjoyed the flowers in the garden in front of the building.
Well I think that is enough for today! Next Blog Post will be Part 3 of Thunder Bay, stay safe.