We left Sarnia on Tuesday, 13 June; had to stop at Tim Hortons for our last “fix” lol before we hit the border. We had no issues at the border; there was construction but still didn’t take that long to get to the other side. We were fortunate.
We left our home on Sunday 11 June 2017. 33 Celsius and stinking hot !!
I had a terrible cold and Clint said maybe we should delay our trip but like a trooper I said Nope Let’s Roll ! I’ll sleep in the truck. Which is exactly what I did for the first couple of days. We drove to Kitchener, Ontario for the first night. We had received a recall notice for our trailer and had an appointment at Leisure Days RV Centre for the next day.
Well I can’t believe we got to the Yukon and Alaska but we did ! What an exciting summer/fall for us. 25,600 km and 52 campgrounds. We left on Sunday 11 June; returning home Monday 25 September. We left Ontario and drove to South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, up to Alberta, British Columbia and then into the Yukon! We drove the Alaskan Highway and on to the “Top of the World” Highway to head into Alaska. We decided to head back through the Yukon and enter Alberta from there and head into Saskatchewan, followed by Manitoba and finally back to Ontario, our home.
I love black bears. We see them quite often, particularly in Algonquin Park. Two years ago we went to Northern Ontario and last year to Northwestern Ontario and we heard of bears being there; but regrettably we saw none. But in Algonquin, we see them regularly. We are very respectful of bears and very wary. OR we are beary wary lol. I am actually more nervous around moose. Moose are unpredictable. Bears, I find, can be a little more predictable. Especially the habituated bears that we normally see. Don’t get me wrong, bears also make me nervous ! Continue reading “Bear Stories”
Algonquin Park in May, hmmm ! Other than day trips, we have never camped at the park in May. We always stay in June for 2-3 weeks. This year something different……..next year back to the old ways. The month of May had the benefit of no bugs…….i.e. blackflies but other than that, May sucked ! We stayed in Mew Lake campground on site 63 which is a water site right on the beach. It was an okay site but because this May trip was so windy probably not the choice to be on the water. Continue reading “Algonquin Park, May 2017”
Last night we went to the Belleville Club to listen to a terrific band. This band called Ghost Town Blues Band is from Memphis and they were asked to come and perform in this city. How lucky were we? These guys are great and I would go and see them perform again in a heartbeat! They played for almost 3 hours and I’m pretty sure they would have played all night, they seemed to truly enjoy what they were doing.