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Route: From Thunder Bay, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Yet another long day of driving lay ahead, as we wind our way around Lake Superior. We left Thunder Bay and bid adieu to our host Lloyd (and his many cats), and continued east. We actually struggled to find any decent coffee or places to stop, so the morning stretch …
... again. More beauty, more fall color, more wildlife. At some point, traffic in all 4 lanes (2 in each direction) suddenly braked as a family of 4 raccoons decided to cross the road... a mama and her 3 young coons... but the one in the rear got stage fright, as we all sat there and watched them... and he turned back, hesitantly... looking at us, looking at his family. You could tell he was torn, but his instinct told him danger, go back! We waited and he seemed pretty ...
... to go. We were FREEZING. We ate at a local pub and then hit road.
When we got back to town we decided to look for the tractor staging area. We found it and there were hundreds already parked in rows and flat bead trailers still bringing in more. We will be seeing them tomorrow on a parade going over the bridge
We decided it was time to go home and warm up. I think I said I wanted cooler weather and we got ...
... and saw The Big Nickel! That was basically the sightseeing highlight of the day. Hoping to get some pretty views tomorrow. I should have a bit more time to look around tomorrow anyway as it's a slightly shorter driving day.
Nothing too exciting. Turning in early so I can get an early start in the morning!
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... and gloomy. We made it to Saulte St. Marie, viewed the docks, made a u turn and headed back down to the Mackinac Bridge.
Having been given tickets to the Detroit Tigers game the next evening, we decided to travel some distance before stopping for the night. At around 8 p.m. we found a state park and hooked up the electric in the rainy dark night. Very comfortable sleeping to the sound of the raindrops.