Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vacation- To Sudbury, Ont. to Chicago, to home.

We are taking the Scamp and hitting the road. Probably the only vacation we get for a while, so we are jumping on it. Well, I can, Bill can't. It started out we got the truck fixed, the camper checked and we were ready. I was having ankle trouble, of course, my GOOD one, so not sure what fun that was going to be. We just happened to bump into the chiropractor at the bank, and he said-"I'll adjust your foot" and so he did, right there. SWEET. Love him, and LOVE living in a small town!!
We were hoping to get to do some sight seeing. We were going to stop at Pictured Rocks national park in Michigan. I hear it is awesome. But when we got there, this is what we saw:
It had been raining for 2 days, and it was actually thicker then this when we stopped. We couldn't even SEE the lake beyond the beach, 50 feet in front of us. We drove on and camped at Grand Marias, Mich. We parked, went out for dinner, and came "home" and went to bed. Rather disappointing, since the next day was nice, but we had to leave.
We then crossed over into Canada at Sault St. Marie and noticed the truck was leaking "something". "@%$%$%&(**(_&%$#@" After spending $1700 to get it fixed, it is NOT supposed to break! We still don't know what it is, and hope to get it looked at tomorrow. We are constantly checking fluids, but have not idea. Nothing is low. Fricken vehicles! We are now in Sudbury, Ont. It is a big town, and too much traffic for me!
There is a nice park and trail around the lake that is in town, and we decided to check it out. Since Mr. Brown hurt his back, he has not been doing so well, but is better on and off. We decided to give it a try, but after a BLOCK, we knew it wasn't going to work, he has no strength in his back legs, poor baby. So, we figured that if WE were going to get any walks in, HE has to get a ride. So we thought we better go get a stroller or something.
And THIS is Buster's new ride...

It is a bike trailer/stroller, since we figured he/they can still go with when we go for bike rides too, and fits the big dog. Spoiled rotten mutts! But, I think he likes it! He would rather be out sniffing, and doing meet and greets, but I don't think he minds this too much either...

And we can carry all of our junk too. Win win. It worked great, and then MY ankle gave out! Whatever!
They also have an awesome sculpture in the park, mining related, of course. The detail was amazing.

And, of course, where ever Bill goes, there is live music. Walking in the park, these guys were playing, so we went up and checked it out. They were pretty good, but were almost done when we got there. (And there was a banjo player...)
Then we went to lunch. We of COURSE had to have fish and chips. When in Rome....
YUMM. The line says it all...I am not really into french fries, but give me fresh chips with vinegar, and I am ALL there! And out of an Airstream, no less!
Enough for one day. Hopefully we can get the truck looked at, and it is nothing serious. We have Internet for the next couple of days, so I should be able to check in again.

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