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congrats to gen! my froshie got married! first trip to t-bay. saw a man resembling paul schaffer checking into my hotel, and not so oddly he identifed himself as... paul schaffer! town is spread out far and wide. cab rides are pricey. got to sample the institution that is hoitos, for finnish pancakes. yum! on the flight back, saw paul schaffer once again. he nodded a hello to me. I'm in!
... bypass Manitoba, do nothing, see nothing and cruise on into Riverwood Golf Course and Campground Friday night and James drives over from Thunder Bay. And, yes, we still waited up for him even though he is 26 years old (soon to be 27).
So Saturday morning we go pick up the bike and then we all drive back to his house - him in the pickup truck and us with our truck and RV. Again, we choose to do nothing and see nothing between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay so ...
... otherwise packed up a wet tent-not a good scene.
First stop was a Robins Dounut shop for a coffee and an apple fritter- sold out, ok blueberry fritter will do. We were destined for yet another warm bed and hot shower. Lucky us. We were headed for a friends parents place who we had never met. They turned out to be slightly out of town and by the time the day was over we had ...
... As a result, our storm watching may have been called a bit short due to nerves. Back to camp, and just in time as it turned out. We made it to the toilets to brush our teeth just in time for the sky to unleash it's torrents! Then a mad dash to the tent for shelter.
Once back at the tent we realized that our tarp we connected to the tent was now working as somewhat of a sail, catching every bit of wind and rocking the tent to and fro. The rain did subside ...
... have a Christmas gathering at my (former) home . . . it was a nice way to continue a tradition (have hosted Christmas parties more years than not), and also a nice way to spend some time with people I went to high school with who are, thankfully, still important and meaningful in my life. I feel very blessed.
There isn't much more to say, really. For people in Thunder Bay reading this - thank you for being such wonderful friends. Expect postcards soon!