Sam and Caroline were great for the car ride. Really they were. But dinner didn't go well, which was a shame given that it was our first meal out of the entire vacation. It's pretty exasperating to see that much food go to waste. However, I enjoyed my meal at MIC (Made in Canada). Sherry captured a photo of me readying to dive into my course of whisky before the meal.
|A flight of Canadian whiskeys at Made in Canada. I really didn't mean to look so menacing.|
|The Tim Hortons in Mattawa, a town that marked the 2/3 point of our journey. Not exactly a ready-for-the-chamber-of-commerce photo, eh?|
One odd surprise, we passed through North Bay which has a stunning exhibit dedicated to the Dionne Quints. In fact, the Quints' home is located along the highway we used to make our trek.
Sudbury is an unusual town, but likeable for a one-night stay en route to something more interesting. I've talked with quite a few locals and they look with puzzlement at the idea of Pennsylvanians road-tripping through this area. However, we had a great meal (at least Sherry and I did), enjoyed a dessert*, and got to see a rather unusual source of civic pride . . . The Giant Nickel!
|A penny was also available for photos, but since Canada has discontinued the use of it, I refuse to publish the photo I took of Sherry looking out of it.|
|This might be Christmas card material.|
|I wonder what tails looks like at sunrise. Am I silly enough to drive up there and find out? Stay tuned.|
|Sherry convinced me to get the full-service treatment at this Esso in Westboro before leaving Ottawa. Classy joint.|