First stop Saskatchewan.
I found a really delightful place by accident. I had not had lunch and needed fuel so I stopped in Mortlach Sask. There is no service station here but I went to this great little restaurant. Franklin's Cafe. Two ladies greeted me and I had a lunch of chicken caesar salad on a pretzel.
Then I was instructed to be sure and go to the bathrooms. Even the men's. The following photos will show why.
This is the ladies.
In the men's you are encouraged to leave your mark.
The first night I stopped at Dale and Marlene McBains. I got there in time for dinner and they invited friends over and enjoyed good food and camaderie.
The next morning I headed to Winnipeg.
"Going to Winnipeg"
I stopped for fuel at this little place in Saskatchewan where they had all these little grain elevators.
I think the name is Grenfell
Next stop Manitoba
My friend Margie and I had a lovely visit and the next day I headed for Ontario.
At the rest area where I stopped to give my bum a break.
I got to Ignace Ontario and stopped at the tourist information place and debated whether I would stop for the night or not. It started to rain and that clinched the deal. I was going to my favorite motel. I had a delightful evening looking at the rain on the lake and at one point slipped into town for a Subway sandwich.
Lone Pine motel Ignace Ontario on Lake Agimak
The next day it rained off and on through Ontario but I was dressed for it and did not find it too miserable. That night I ended up in WaWa. I had never been down in the town before. Kind of a nice little place. Several of us ended up going motel to motel til we found a room available and we all seemed to go across the street to a restaurant there for dinner. I ended up sitting and visiting with a couple from south of Sudbury. It was a good pleasant place to stop. The next morning I headed out once again. I found my friends were not going to be home in Sudbury so I crossed the bridge at Sault Ste Marie and went into Michigan. $4.70 toll Canadian to cross that bridge. In Michigan I turned off the Interstate and went into St Ignace. I sooo want to go back there and take one of the ferries to Mackinaw Island.
Stopped for gas at this tourist spot in Wagasu.
St Ignace looking over to Mackinaw Island.
Colonial house in St Ignace . Only 59.99 to stay here.
From here I went south over the Mackinaw Bridge . Toll was $4.00 US
I posted on facebook and some one replied That's like $50.00 Canadian Right?
Continued on through Michigan and then to the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron. This bridge was $3.00US. Man they are breaking me. On to Aylmer and to my nieces in Copenhagen. She has a lovely place and I stayed here til Tuesday. Was surprised to find Hamburg was only 3 hours away.
Will close here and carry on in my next episode.