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The long road home – October 22

We joined Gary and Kim for a quick bite to eat, ┬áloaded up the car and were on the highway by 7:45 am, earlier than expected. We started out in full sunshine with a temperature of about -8C. There had been a heavy frost overnight but no snow. The highway was clear and dry and […]

Kamsack – October 19-21

We said goodbye to Glenn and Melodie and started our drive to Kamsack. It was very overcast but there was no rain and the winds had died down. We were travelling on a secondary highway north to the Yellowhead. We drove through a number of valleys with rivers or lakes. It would be beautiful countryside […]

Fargo to La Riviere MB – October 18

We left Fargo in pouring rain and gusty winds which followed us all the way to La Riviere. We crossed the border to Manitoba at Emerson. The customs officer asked us lots of questions about where we had been and what we had brought back. We told him we were over our limit of alcohol […]

Chicago to Fargo ND – October 16/17

We were up early on Tuesday, as we knew it would be a long drive to Minneapolis and traffic in Chicago would be a challenge. The valet service took a long time to bring our vehicle, saying it was due to the construction on the street by the parkade. Later we noticed that our clock […]

Chicago photos

Chicago skyline from freeway. Skyline from boat tour. Lake Point Tower 1965-68. There are three “points” jutting out from the central core. Bridge raised for sailboats to pass. Chicago river scene. Low cloud on John Hancock building – the one with the X’s. Downtown beach on Lake Michigan. Chicago Tribune Tower – 1922-25. Trump Tower […]

Chicago – October 15

Last day in this beautiful city. Luckily, it turned out to be a sunny day, although a bit chilly in the morning. We went across the street to our new favourite restaurant, Corner Bakery, for a light breakfast. We had decided to spend the lion’s share of the day walking part of the boat tour […]

Chicago – October 13/14

  Saturday We had booked the architectural boat tour for 10:00 am. The forecast was for showers but it seemed like we might be OK for the hour and a half duration of the tour. We found the tour office and boarded the boat when they opened the gangplank. We chose seats on the upper […]