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Day 25: Home!

I had trouble getting up this morning so was a bit late getting away.  After a nice breakfast which included french toast, I got out into a drizzly morning with a bit of fog.  The colour of the trees as I … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 24 — Olean, N.Y., final night on the road

A beautiful day for driving again today.  I went through 4 states again:  Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.  My marvellous GPS kept me off the toll roads.  Most of the morning was on a two-lane highway but in the … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 23 — South Bend, Indiana

I travelled through 4 states today.  I started in Minnesota, went through Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana where I’m spending the night.  I was here once before in 1966 when my high school concert band played a gig at a local … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 22 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Coming into Minneapolis yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that the skyline is very similar to those in Toronto and Winnipeg — tall modern buildings with some lower, older buildings of some architectural note, especially the turrets, tower, and green … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 21 — Minneapolis, Minnesota

Well it seems that Minnesota also gets its share of rain.  It’s supposed to rain the whole time I’m here.  The rain started after I had stopped for a nice lunch at a Perkins along the highway.  There had been … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 20 — Jamestown, N. Dakota

Well, I’ve been in North Dakota exactly twice in my life and both times it’s been stormy and raining.  I think I’ll have to reconsider the idea of coming here to do a dinosaur dig.  Digs are no fun in … Continue reading

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Heading Home: Day 19 — Malta, Montana

Ironically, less than 48 hours after telling my brother-in-law that I didn’t care if I never drove through Saskatchewan again, I spent most of this afternoon driving around the province’s southwest on a two-lane highway, at least an hour of … Continue reading

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