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>Day Two: Wawa, to Thunder Bay, Ontario!!

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Today we had a bit of a slow start… (partly due to me…but in the end it was an ok thing!)…  We set off from Wawa after a delicious breakfast–I SO luv the NORTHERN LIGHTS Motel… you NEED to stay there if you are in Wawa!!!
We did not see a moose.. but Meg saw a few fun signs, and we had to take some photos of them!
..there is a song about “moose on the loose” but I believe they are also full of juice?
 (I think that’s when they are a ‘big’ problem!)
It was rainy in White River… but we had to stop to say HI to Pooh Bear!!
This weekend is the festival… to think I missed it by like 5 days!!!
An awesome view from a look out!!

Group Shot!!! (it was so windy and chilly!!)
Meg and the “sleeping giant”…
The “Sleeping Giant” all on his own!!
Stopping to see Terry Fox…
We quickly (as safe as possible) headed over to Fort William… so we could walk around before it closed at 5pm… (we arrived at 3:15pm… perfect timing.. and way enough time to chill!) Here are some random photos from that experience!!! Both of us being ‘history’ majors… got a kick out of this place… I still think at some point in my life.. I need to work at a place like this!!
This guy.. was tryin to tell me how much I’d need to work for a cast iron pot… man it was heavy!
The inner court-yard… with the “big-house?”
These teeny-tiny beds… made me chuckle… but I suppose people were shorter then!? or they liked to cuddle… yes, cuddling I suppose is nice!?
I’m stiring the ‘big’ pot with a HUGE spoon… and then a ‘creepy’ guy trapped Meg and I in the room.. and we couldn’t escape… he was just a bit ‘ackward’, and wanted to engage us in some historical discussion… but we didn’t quite feel the same vibe!!
Meg and the Spoon.. (isn’t it HUGE!?)… she should have used it to swat the creepy guy away.. but don’t worry… she didn’t and neither did I!
In one of the ‘shops/houses/building things!’
I was challenged to a checker game… the man said he had just learned 2 weeks ago.. and asked if I had $5 to put on a game… I politely declined!!
..but I did become his assistant on the lathe…
Meg on the other hand worked the hand drill… (but it had another name.. and I forget… which is kind of silly bc my grandpa use to have these guys.. and I’ve used them before!)
We went into the barrel making shop… and stayed awhile…
Just some random shots… from the Fort!
…a view of the outside wall surrounding the Fort… (to keep people out I suppose!)
…blankets were EVERYWHERE.. I’m not sure who would have even wanted the SCRATCHY WOOL blankets… YIKES! but I suppose if you were living in the Voyageur times… a SCRATCHY WOOL blanket might be welcomed!!
Meg thought this bed was comfy… I told her we’d find a hotel near-by…. with a pool… (she didn’t stay long after that!)
Birch Bark Canoe.. pretty darn cool!!
On our way back to Milo… the end of a GREAT day!!!
We checked into our hotel.. that indeed had a pool, sauna and steam rooms!! That felt OH SOOOO GOOD!!! 🙂 Tomorrow we should arrive in the ‘peg at some point in the day…