Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Day 59, 60 & 61: Thunder Bay to Sault Ste Marie to Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, ON
Dates: Sun, Jun 22nd to Tues, June 24th

Total kms driven: 16,862
Total $$$ spent on gas: $2,446.49 (my budget is shot)
Total $$$ spent on groceries, drinks, etc: $467.79 (approximately $8 per day)

The 20+ hours of driving from Thunder Bay to Ottawa were pretty boring. The weather alternated from pouring thunder showers to beautiful sunny skies about 5 times.

Gas in White River (the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh) was a disgusting 145.9.

The skies cleared around Lake Superior Provincial Park, so I stopped at Katherine Cove to enjoy the beaches and sunset.

While wandering the rocks, I discovered a dude playing guitar.

I saw four more moose along the drive, including this one that ran across the road in front of me.

About an hour outside of Sault Ste Marie, I pulled off at a carpool parking lot and slept a good 7 hours in my van. It was the fourth time sleeping in the van, and by far the best sleep yet. Above zero temperatures and shade seem to help :)

The next day, I had the most amazing breakfast at Busy Bee's Restaurant. It'd been about a month since I last had bacon & eggs, so it was a treat!

I was glad when I made it to Manitoulin, where gas was 131.8 - the cheapest I'd seen since Edmonton.

I was welcomed back to Ottawa by backed up 6 pm traffic due to construction.

I met up with my good friend Stephanie. I'd brought back some Old Dutch potato chips, which I'd never heard of before travelling west, and her cat Riley took quite a liking to them.

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I've done some walking along the river in Ottawa and saw lots of geese and a turtle, but I forgot my camera. I also fit in a game of softball...


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