Russ & Barb's Lifetime Adventure in the 2008 Alaska Trek travel blog

Lake Superior from Parry Sound, Ontario

Another lake Superior Pic

The Parry Sound Ranger lookout station

Sault Ste Marie Bush Plane Muem

Grandma checking out a bush plane

An early bush plane

An old wierd bush plane


Today we were going to try to play golf but the weather wasn't cooperating very well. So off to the laundromat to do the laundry that has been accumulating. We then drove around Sault Ste Marie sightseeing (a nice city but not too much to see) and later planned out the next couple of travel days so at least we knew the campgrounds that we probably wanted to call on the way to spend the night over the next few days. It was a good thing that we didn't play golf as about three hours into the round where we would have been, the clouds unzipped and we had quite a downpour! We went to the Bush Pilots Heritage Center (Barbara had some reservations about doing it...) which turned out to be a lot of fun and very interesting (we even took advantage of the "senior discount"). Lots of planes, old cars and bush pilot/aircraft history, saw two movies (one serious and one very entertaining) and took three different simulator rides in a "Beaver" (the best brush plane in the world which was built in Canada). We had to also stop at the Station Mall as it was advertised at the Heritage Center as the largest shopping mall in Ontario - not a Mall of the Americas but it did have 169 stores. Diesel prices jumped to $1.47 a liter today - what a bummer, $142 for the fill up!!! Met a couple from Sudberry at the KOA this morning who were on their way to Alaska by way of the US to take advantage of the lower US gas prices. We thought about changing our routing for a few moments but didn't since we were so far north and couldn't take advantage of the interstates without adding at least two days of driving. Tomorrow, we will cross back into the US in the morning and spend the next three or four days back on American soil going through the Michigan UP, upper Wisconsin and the northeast corner of Minnesota before swinging north towards Winnipeg and then onto Dawson Creek. Hopefully, the weather will be better in the morning when we hook up to leave as it's pouring at the moment. PS - we did take some pictures but didn't get to get them onto the computer to add to this today. Maybe tomorrow or the next day...



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