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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Almost there.

Ontario is HUGE, it takes days to cross and there are many nice places to pull over. Some of them even would be a nice overnight spot but there is the famous sign: No Overnight Parking. After about three decades in the trucking business we don't have any problems spending a few nights at Truck Stops. We pull in and ask the staff: is it OK to stay here for the night, our rig is really small? Some of them said 10 bucks, some said 15 we always said thanks and kept going and always found a nice and safe place somewhere. After some bad experience with wildlife the first night we decided not to drive much after dark. So many roadkill on the side of the Trans Canada, if we hit a big deer with our small RV it would mean "game over" for our trip. That's the reason the trucks are equipped with "cow bars", they have to protect the front of the truck and the radiator in a crash with wildlife. If you have a damaged radiator in the winter and help is coming from a hundred miles away you have plenty of time to think about investing in a cow bar. Thanks God we didn't have any problem with wildlife although have seen a lot and around lunch time the next day we crossed the border to Michigan. Since we wanted to go to Windsor we decided to take this shortcut rather then driving around Lake Huron.

Driving around Lake Superior. So many nice places where you would like to spend the night but.......

.....there is the famous sign right behind you.... you carry on on the never ending strip in the bush called the Trans Canada Hwy.....

....and there is a lot of roadside attraction.

Not every body's story with wildlife has a happy ending .

The Agawa trading post is a nice place for a brake.

The bridge to Michigan at Sault Ste. Marie. Tomorrow we are in Windsor.

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