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Sunday June 16, 2013

Once the "Goodbyes" are done, it is 7 am and we hit the road.

Our first stop is Berthierville at the Gilles Villeneuve museum.  This is where the dump station is located and it is free!

Montréal is not very busy today being Sunday morning.

Bad luck hit us!
The rear suspension deflates while on the elevated part of the highway in Montréal.  We have to drive slow until we can pull over and check things out.
I thought it was the height adjustment rod that was disconnected, again, but no, it is the rubber part that holds the rod that is broken in two.

I have to fix this before we can drive again.
Nothing like half of a clothespin and some lock wire to make a splint as a temporary repair.

15 minutes later, we are back on the road.  I will have to buy this rubber thingy soon.

Ontario, here we come.  We will have to travel over 2360 km before we hit Manitoba.

We got a few hours of rain.

After a short stop to pick up our mail in Trenton, we are in Toronto.

Toronto is easy to drive through, only a short slowdown of 20 minutes.
We leave highway 401 and take the 400 north to Barrie.

Darn!  Barrie does not allow overnight parking at Walmart.
We continue to the next Walmart.  It is in Parry Sound, one hour further north.

A very long, long day of driving.  We traveled more then 830 km today.

Other then our problem with the suspension, we had a good day.

Monday June 17, 2013

After a good night at Walmart, we are back on the highway heading north.
Lots of road work up north.

An animal crossing near Sudbury.

The GPS is somewhat confused, it does not know the new road.

Our first moose.

I would love to hear the story behind those old buildings!

I wonder what kind of driver they train with the flames coming out of the pipes!

Our next home.

It has been very difficult to find a place that fills propane thank on motorhome, finally got one in the Soo.

Our backyard.

This part of the highway is close to the lake and part of the Canadian Shield.  This means more ups and downs on the roads.
We have traveled about 460 km today.

Tuesday June 18, 2013

The things we see on the road!
A moose with his hunter!

Just out of Wawa we are stopped by the O.P.P.
They are checking for impaired driver, good, but it is 10 am!

Just like the rest of Canada, many bridges are being repaired.

The drive along Lake Superior is beautiful.

Our first black bear.  A good thing all the animals we see are far away from the road.

The O.P.P. are out in force today!

We stop for lunch in White River, birthplace of the author of "Winnie de Pooh".
We had a good burger from A&W.

This sign says it all.

590 km later, we are in Nipigon in a campground for the night.

The landscape is very pretty, but it is starting to be a long drive through Ontario...

Wednesday June 19, 2013

Between Nipigon and Dryden, we change watershed...

"Quick quick, cross the road!"

Is it an aircraft or an insect carrying this man?

Our second moose!

We are surprised at the number of cyclist on the road.

After 445 kilometer, we are in Dryden.  I have time to go and get the part to fix our suspension on the motorhome.
On the left, the broken part with the "temporary" repair and on the right, the new, to be installed part at a cost of $6.00.

The master piece!

The temporary repair lasted more then 2200 kilometers.

Thursday June 20, 2013

After traveling more then 2360 kilometers, we finally leave Ontario behind us .
Before we get to Manitoba, the landscape starts to level off.  We leave the Canadian Shield behind us.

Onto the prairies with all the tractors...

Once in Brandon, we stop for diesel and a chance to clean the windshield.

Our fridge is not working right.  It works on electricity, but on propane it does not cool.
After some reading and research on the internet, I discover that I need to check the propane pressure close to the burner.
Shoot, my pressure at the burner is only 10 inch WC.  It should be 11 inch WC.

We are doing all this, in stealth mode, in the parking lot of Walmart in Brandon.
To get to the regulator, I have to go in from the basement...

The pressure is adjusted, we have to wait and see if the fridge will be cold again tomorrow.

Friday June 21, 2013

Our home in Brandon!

Our fridge is not cooling off at all when running on propane!

We do not see a truck on rails to often!

Saskatchewan, here we come!

We are driving down the road at 100 km/h and this house passes us...

We stop in Regina to refuel the motorhome.  This is the last time in Canada for this year.

While I refuel, this transport truck pulls in with a load of pigs, boys does it stink!

This spring has been very wet in the prairies.

Our final destination, Moose Jaw.  Jérémy, Danielle and Gabriel will be moving here in August.

Mac the Moose and the Tutor aircraft at the information center.

Our RV park is located across the road from the info center.
The white stuff in the photo is not snow, but cotton that carry the seed of the western balsam poplar tree.

Once we are all setup, we take the car for a good wash.
It sure needs it after being towed behind the motorhome for over 3200 kilometers.

Unbelievable the fluffy stuff on the ground.  Is it "summer snow"?

A little crowded, but still nice.

One of the poplar tree with all the cotton carrying the seeds.  With the wind, it looks like a blizzard!

We will be here until Monday.

Saturday June 22, 2013

It is always odd to see this white stuff on the ground.

We even drove to 15 Wing Moose Jaw aerodrome to check out the place for Jeremy and Danielle.

Sunday June 23, 2013

Not doing much today.  We just make some preparation for our move to the storage place tomorrow.

Monday June 24, 2013

Before we leave for Regina, we have to drop off the motorhome at the storage place.  It is a secure place at night.
We will be back on July 19th to pick it up.

We are spending the night at a motel in Regina because our plane is leaving at 6 am tomorrow.
Our room.

Darn!  I forgot a small bag with left over pieces of steak on the front seat of the motorhome.
We have to go back to Moose Jaw and get the bag or it will turn pretty bad after over 24 days in there.
This means a return trip to Moose Jaw, 130 km we did not need to do!

The bag in question!  Michele is really teasing me now!

After traveling more then 185 km, when we only needed to do 65, we are back in our motel.
We spend a few hours at the pool and, just me on the slide!

We are boarding our plane tomorrow at 5:30 am for Comox.

We are very anxious to see Jérémy, Danielle and Gabriel again.

Tuesday June 25, 2013

We are up by 3:30 and on the shuttle to the airport by 4:30.

This is the first time we use a shuttle and we do not think we are in the Daytona 500.
Regina airport at check-in.

On our way to the airplane.

We hope we will be off the ground before the storm gets here.


Flying over Moose Jaw.

Some of the flooding in Calgary.

We have to stop in Calgary for 2 hours before our next connecting flight to Comox.

Our plane for the last leg of our trip.

Comox (YQQ).

Finally reunited with Jérémy, Danielle and Gabriel!

During the afternoon, we are out for a walk in Seal Bay.  Gabriel is having a hard time staying awake.

Gabriel checking out the cartoons before diner.

We are so happy to be with Jérémy, Danielle and Gabriel.

Wednesday June 26, 2013

Just to let you know, we are babysitting our grandson, Gabriel, imagine what photos you will see!

Rainy day, time for a short drive with a "Cool dude".

A very happy little man!

Thursday June 27, 2013

Danielle is leaving today.  I just realize I do not have photos of Danielle...

Seems like Gabriel knows Danielle is leaving.
Gabriel and grand-papa, the lifeguard...

Friday June 28, 2013

A lazy day at home, but Gabriel keeps us occupied.

Saturday June 29, 2013

A very warm day.  We are going to the Skypark in Courtenay for a walk.

We are invited at Don's place for diner, he is Collen's friend.
grandmother Colleen with Gabriel.

Jérémy and Julie, Julie is the great-grandmother of Gabriel.

Darn, I did not get a photo of Don.
We had a great diner.

Sunday June 30, 2013

Hot and humid, we are off to Nymph Falls for a walk.

Gabriel really loves the water even if it is on the cold side.

"Camera" grand-maman!

Gabriel loves to walk!

One tired little boy!

Until next time.

Life is good...

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