Travelodge Winnipeg East
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Wednesday, Oct 5
Left Thunder Bay around 9am. There was more great scenery along the road but, rather than the oranges and reds we were seeing east of TB, it was now the yellows and golds of the numerous birch trees that dot the landscape. (This really is a great time of year to drive across Canada - perhaps the best time.) Passed hundreds …
Got up early to get in a shower & hair wash before I went to Winnipeg. I drove right downtown in search of the tourist info centre. I couldn't locate it and asked at least 6 different people and none of them knew where it was. A few even said 'for here?', haha, it's like they cant fathom that anyone would want to visit - same as sask. …
... then was so cold that if you'd left your veggies in the car more than an hour they'd have been frozen solid!
The following day they were ready for an outing of a more tourist like nature, but since the weather was still horribly humid, we decided upon the Manitoba Museum Of Man And Nature. It was only 25 minutes or so drive away ( my car has questionable air conditioning...so forget the long out of town trips in this weather!) and cool indoors. I had ...
... all the petrol stations are on the other side of the double highway and towns are not on the highway. So the next slip road I pulled into for us to have lunch and a cup of coffee. Glad to stretch my legs ran in the corn field to have a pee and for Richard to take over the driving. Only a hundred or so kms to Winnipeg. Had to put our watches forward an hour.
Why is it every town we spend the night in ...
... Permafrost can start 18 inches below the surface to 15 feet or more, and it can be hundreds of feet thick. Log buildings, which are heavy, eventually sink into the permafrost and are no longer usable. It's interesting, because the floor stays put, but the heat transfer and the weight of the walls causes them to sink. Special structure and road building techniques are being developed to deal with it. It isn't ...
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