Sunday, September 30, 2018

Fall 2018 Trip North- Day 4, Part 4 - Massey, Ontario to Sudbury, Ontario
















 Sudbury was a city rather spread out.
Ended up driving through a neighborhood to get turned around.
After this LONG day of a LONG drive, we
finally made it to the Holiday Inn where we found out they had us booked for NEXT week!
They said they couldn't change the reservation because it was a no refund reservation!
After being on the phone with hotel.com for at least 45 minutes,
we found out that Holiday Inn computers were messed up and thus booked us for wrong date.
Holiday Inn told Hotel.com the computer wouldn't allow them to refund money.
At that point, hotel.com said they would refund the money
and tried to help me make a reservation for that night with Holiday Inn.
According the website, several rooms were available,
but after several tries, the reservation would not go through.
Found out the Holiday Inn computers were still messed up.
The wonderful hotel.com guy finally refunded our money,
I got back on the hotel.com site myself,
made a reservation for Microtel in the northern part of town,
where the folks were very friendly and we loved the comfortable room and 
my arthritis loved the bed.
Not sure I'll be trying Holiday Inn again.
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Day 4, Part 4

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall 2018 Trip North- Day 4, Part 3- Saute Ste. Marie, Ontario to Cutler, Ontario

 After going through the U.S./Canada check point,
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (pronounced sue saint marie)


 The highway began as a very rough ride and continued so.

 Like Michigan, we began to see lots of lakes.
 While the road looks very smooth here,
IT WAS NOT!
A very uncomfortable ride.
This was Mr. G's first impression of Canada.
Thank goodness I had seen nicer parts of Canada before.
 We followed the speed limit exactly,
using our speedometer as they all are marked in kilometers.
Sometimes we wondered though,
if we were reading it right, because it always seemed we were backing up traffic.
70 km/h is actually under 45 mph.
This was open rural highway,
but the blacktop was very rough.


A peek at Lake Huron


 Places reminded us so much of Kentucky.

 Fish Fry Sign
 We got to travel about 20 minutes on a new four lane highway,
where the speed was still marked 70 km/h?
Everyone was passing us like we were standing still,
but at least it was a smoother ride.

 More Kentucky reminders.
 The highway was full of campgrounds and signs leading to lake campgrounds and resorts.

 Also, it seemed there were what seemed like a lot of retro places still in business.
 Finally, after traveling over 2 hours in Canada
and partly on a 4 lane interstate type highway,
we got to go 90 km/h ! Hey that's 55 mph !
I have no clue how the reflection of the bear got into the picture?
Possible it was on the other side of the highway?

A new part of the road and we were doing at the speed limit
and backing up lots of traffic.

 We didn't hang around long enough to see a bear.
We were trying to move along at speed limit so as not to back up traffic any more than need
nor over so as to get a speeding ticket.
However, you would have thought we were driving 10 or 20 under speed limit
as one lady passed us on this busy highway and gave us the most angry look.
Another beeped his horn?
Don't know if it was our speed or our Kentucky license plate
that was causing the reaction, but we tend to think it was our driving?





 Day 4, Part 3


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Friday, September 28, 2018

Fall 2018 Trip North- Day 4, Part 2- Across the U.S./Canadian Border

 On northward on the road from St. Ignace, Michigan
We were expecting some change in green leaves,
but all were still as green as possible.

 Lots of farm land,
which reminded us of Kentucky.

 The trees in my Kentucky backyard had more of a yellow & orange tint than these trees.

 Sault Saint Marie, Michigan and Sault Saint Marie, Ontario
sit on the St. Marys River where Lake Superior and Lake Huron come together.


 The U.S. and Canadian line at the St. Marys River.



We waited in 1 or 2 rather long lines to go into Canada while the rest of the booths were closed.
Kinda reminded me of waiting in 2 lines of running check out lines while 24 cash register lines are not open
 at a well known large discount chain store. 
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Day 4, Part B

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