Here is our final daily recap of our road trip with links to all the other days.
Six Word Saturday
Day 25 - Nipigon ON to Sault Ste. Marie ON
We're on our last leg of this journey. We'll be home on Monday afternoon.
We woke in Nipigon,
Breakfast at a good ole Canadian standby.
We stop at he fabulous Aguasabon Falls. The Aguasabon Falls boardwalk leads to a viewing platform overlooking the gorge and the spectacular 100 foot falls. The Falls were created as a result of a hydro project to power the creation of Terrace Bay and the forestry industry.
A. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin.
Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and "Pooh", a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War. He named the bear "Winnie" after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Winnie" was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there.
Horrible selfie beneath the famous Wawa Goose.
The name of the townWawa is in turn derived from the Ojibwe word for the Canada goose (taken from The Song of Hiawatha).
It has gotten cloudy and cold as the day wore on.
John's chili poutine.
Gorgeous painted Muskoka chairs at the Visitors' Centre.
We are staying in a Microtel by Wyndham in Sault Ste Marie. The hotel rooms are on the micro size but were perfect for one night.
We had picked up vegetables and fruits for dinner.
One Word Sunday
Shadow Shot Sunday
Day 7 - Sault Ste. Marie ON to Sudbury ON
It was a quiet Sunday morning as we took a brisk walk along the Locks in
Sault Ste. Marie with the International Bridge highlighting the skyline from Sault Ste. Marie Canada into Sault Ste. Marie Michigan on the other side.
John capturing me capturing the moose.
Good Random Fun
The Great Pumpkin outside the museum.
At his feet.
We had picked up groceries and I had planned to cook but ended up not feeling like it so we ordered Swiss Chalet chicken.
Weekly Travel Theme
Our first full day home and it was a lazy one, doing laundry and unpacking.
I did make Asian chicken wraps for dinner.
I got a badly needed mani pedi and John went to Costco to stock up on the items we get from there.
John had his final weekly golf game and banquet.
He even sent me a photo of his prime rib as he knows I love it while I ate leftovers.
We went to stock up on fruits and vegetables as it is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I am cooking twice.
Then I spent a few hours with a friend who had kindly collected our mail for us.
I had a frozen beef heart so decided to make a stew with it but it was very tough. But everything else was good especially a mash of white and sweet potato with parsnips.
Weekend Green Butchart Gardens Victoria BC
Since I was meeting my BFF for lunch and a chin wag after being away I went downtown early for a haircut.
I found these cuties.
We had a great chat and Philly cheese wraps for lunch which we should have shared as it was too big.
Lamb chops and baked potato was on the menu for dinner.
Quite a sunset tonight!
I started reading The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, and I am finding it a little slow as it is developing but I am intrigued.
Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.