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Spreading The Love

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We spent a week at the Milton Heights campground in Milton, Ontario.  Great location with all the amenities.  We recommend this place.

We then spent a few days in Darlington Provincial Park in Courtice, Ontario.  Located right on the lake with fabulous surroundings.  Staff are very attentive and the grounds well maintained.  We recommend this place.

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Meet Tianna.  This beautiful young lady is our grandaughter.  We are extremely proud of the fine young person she has become.  We got to have a great visit with her and her mom Michelle.

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Meet Tat’s son Ryan.  We had a wonderful visit with him and his family.

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Meet friends Mark and Karen.  Had a great visit with this wonderful couple.

Meet Tat’s long time friend Mickey, his wife Wendy and their son Dylan.  We are spending a few days with them in Brighton, Ontario.

1 Thessalonians 5:11  Therefore encourage one another and build eachother up, just as in fact you are doing.

The Fun Continues

20170627_115904We spent some time camping in Frank and Carolyn’s driveway in Milton, Ontario.  Then we moved to a campground.

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Korey and Akita joined us for a night.  Oh what fun!

 

 

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Meet good friends Mike and Karen.  We were so blessed to spend some time with them.

 

Charlie and Sam joined the fun as well.

Meet Cheryl and her staff at the Lunch Box Cafe in Milton.  This restaurant provides job opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.  The food and service were both excellent.

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Meet Joan and Carol.  Had a great time catching up with these long time friends.

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Meet Dan.  He is homeless.  We had opportunity to spend some time with him and bless him with a few things.  Turns out that Dan and Tat had matching rings.

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Proverbs 13:20  Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.

All In The Family

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We left Wawa and continued to head East.  The scenery was so beautiful and the water looked just like glass.

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That little ball at the end of the road is a cloud…so cool.

We are in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario visiting with family.

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Meet John and Angie.  John and Tat are brothers.  We are camping in their back yard.

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Meet Sarah.  Sarah is Tat’s neice.

Meet Winston…the family pet.  He is such a happy dog.

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Sault Ste Marie is right near the USA border.  We crossed over into Michigan for supper.

Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Just Passing Through

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We left Manitoba and continued to travel East.  Things were starting to look much greener.

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These are inuksuks.  They can be seen everywhere on top of rock along the highways.

We spent a night in Kenora at the Anicinabe RV Park and campground.  This place is very clean and well maintained.  The view is absolutely spectacular.  We recommend it.

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Meet Sylvie and Kristel.  These brave ladies are on a roadtrip from Quebec to British Columbia sleeping in their overloaded small car.  We had opportunity to lend them a few things for a more comfortable sleep.  Happy trails ladies.

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We spent a night at the Flying J truck stop in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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We spent last night at the Wawa RV Resort and Campground in Wawa, Ontario.  This place is very clean, well maintained with all the amenities.  We recommend this place.   Statues of geese can be found throughout this small town.

Our next stop will be to visit family in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

Hebrews 6:10  God is not unjust;  he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them

Best Kept Secret

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Next stop was Watrous, Saskatchewan.  This is home to Manitou Beach.  This is a very small town with a whole lot of character.  We stayed at the Manitou and district regional park and campground. This park is clean and well maintained in a beautiful setting.  We recommend this place.

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This body of water is full of minerals said to have many healing properties.  I tried putting my feet in but the water was freezing.

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The town’s highlight is this mineral pool.  They refer to it as Canada’s dead sea.  The water is so full of minerals that it is impossible to sink.  You can stand straight up in the 9 foot section and you will just bob there.  What an experience.

Sculptures from local artists can be seen throughout the town.

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I found this artist’s pieces to be fascinating.  They are made out of recycled items but one of them is rebar…ever tried to bend rebar!

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We went for a night out to Danceland.  Danceland is a very famous ballroom that has been around for almost 100 years.  It has a 5000 square foot dancefloor that is built on horsehair.  The live band “Phoenix” was great.  We danced the night away and had a fantastic time.

Meet Doris.  This amazing woman is so full of fun.  She is known as the hat lady.  She gifted me with this fabulous hat.

These young people know how to have a good time.  When we asked what the special occasion they were dressed up for was,  they told us…”it’s Saturday night!”

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Meet Steve, Marilyn, Sarah and Pastor Doug.  We met these wonderful people at the Baptist church in Watrous.  An incredible part of our journey has been all the amazing people we have met.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

We left Watrous this morning and headed Southeast.  We are spending the night in White City, Saskatchewan.  We will continue heading East tomorrow.

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Have you heard the one about the guy who thought it was ok to overload his truck with branches and drive through town.  Well…one of those branches struck the windshield of someone passing by and cracked it.  Guess who needs a new windshield!

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.  AMEN

A Taste Of Moose Jaw

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We spent a few days at the Prairie Oasis campground in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. This campground provides privacy barriers between campsites…a nice addition.  It is clean and well maintained.  We recommend this place.

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This town has alot of charm.  Between it’s old buildings and it’s many murals there is plenty to see.  The locals here are extremely friendly.  We took a tour of the underground tunnels where Chinese slaves worked.  These tunnels were also used by Al Capone for his bootlegging…no cameras were allowed.

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The local library has a stunning lobby all done in marble with stained glass ceiling. Yes…the horse was in the building.

Check out this manual overhead crane we found in an old power building.

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Found this hidden area full of beautiful grafiti.  It is a popular place for getting grad photos taken.

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Meet Melissa, Rachel and Danny.  They all work at the Riverside Mission.   This place provides meals for those with low income who struggle to get through the month financially.  There is alot of love in this place for anyone who walks through their door.  We were able to bless them with 13 bags of items for their guests.

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Today’s scripture was found on the wall of the Riverside Mission.

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Heading East

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We spent a week at Gas City campground in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  We have noticed a big difference (in a negative way) in the attitudes of staff working for city campgrounds as compared to privately owned camp sites.  The facilities are aged but there is evidence of improvements being made.  The grounds are well maintained however there is overkill on the sprinkler system…beware of getting wet while coming out of the washrooms.  We recommend this place if you are passing through.

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Homelessness has many faces.  Meet our loving little friend.  He wandered over to our site and spent several hours with us.  Unfortunately we were unable to locate his owner as he had no identification.  Hopefully the deputy’s office can find his owner.

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We left Alberta and headed East.

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These signs were all along the Transcanada highway in Alberta.  A little distracting!

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There is a joke about Saskatchewan being so flat that you can watch your dog run away for three days…not far from the truth!

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That’s salt you are looking at, not snow.

We are in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  We will be here for a few days.

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Fun fact:  Moose Jaw is home to the legendary Snowbirds.

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Psalm 19:1  The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands.