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The drive from Longmont and into Ontario was about 24 hours. We broke the drive up into 8-10 hours of driving each day, spending two nights in hotels along the way. We passed through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan before entering through the border of Canada.
The drive was smooth, peppered with (surprise!!!!) construction …
... and adding berries to our bowl, when Molly, who had gome further afield with the binoculars, suddenly came running back to us gesturing that we come quickly as she had seen a bear!
We hurried over and sure enough there was the bear hiding in the bracken (which seemed to have grown even since yesterday.) On hearing a rustle from the left of us we realised that there were also two cubs in the tree. She ...
... behind schedule after yesterday's washout. The lodge and dam were pretty impressive but there was no sign of any wildlife apart from the usual chipmunks and squirrels warning us off their pinecones!
After the walk we headed to the Visitor's Centre as we needed to send some emails, especially to our friend Joy who we hoped to visit in the next couple of days and as yet we didn't know her address!
The Visitor's Centre had been ...
... it appeared that the animals are much more sensible and stay well and truly hidden on cold, rainy days. This is the only campsite that we have stayed at that doesn't have an indoor space to read a book or charge up your electronic devices and of course it's the one time when we would actually have used it to warm up and relax. Molly spent some of the day sat in the car reading - (yes, that's how bad it was) the tent was just too chilly to sit in for any length of time.
We had a wonderful breakfast- probably the best on this trip so far. There was a lovely fresh fruit salad to start, which the kids loved, then a huge omelette with some fried potatoes and home grown cherry tomatoes then smoothies and toast with jam. Just what we needed to help us on our way, we had a long drive ahead of us.
We were undecided where to head next as the weather was chilly ...