Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26 & Monday, August 27, 2012: The last Stop in Canada:
Sunday was a very long day.  First, the trek to Milton, Ontario, was 239 miles, more than we usually like to do.  Second, along the way we discovered that the plastic underbody cover on our trailer came loose

(probably from all the bouncing on the rough Canadian roads we had encountered) and was dragging on the pavement.  That meant a foot of it was worn off across the entire front edge.  I was able to tie it up temporarily so we could finish the drive to Milton.

Third, because Monday was going to be devoted to fixing the underbody problem, and also because rain was predicted for Monday, we decided to run into Toronto (40 miles away) on Sunday afternoon.

Toronto was very interesting.  It’s Canada’s largest city (5.5 million people).  We first drove along the waterfront (Lake Ontario, naturally). 

Very pretty, with lots of beautiful, and, I’m sure, very expensive, high-rise condominiums.  We then drove by Rogers Centre, the domed home of the Toronto Blue Jays (and other sports teams),

and then we hit some of the worst traffic imaginable in the center of the downtown area.  We thought Sunday would be a good time to see Toronto because everybody would be at home.  Wrong! I think all 5.5 million residents were out---walking, riding bicycles, and otherwise cutting in and out of traffic. 

There are, however, some magnificent buildings, old and new, in the city.  Getting out of the city by circuitous routes, we passed through some lovely residential areas.  We finally got “home” just before 7:00PM.

We are staying at the Milton Heights Campground, a nice place, with, however, too many trees for our satellite dish.

We will have to suck it up and go without live TV for two days.  Although the RV sites are small, the property is huge, with very large grassy areas.  Very pretty. Very calming.  Ramsey is in Heaven.

Monday was the day to fix the underbelly problem.  It involved only three trips to Home Depot: The first to get a piece of plywood (cut to size) and a bunch of screws,

the second to get an inch cut off the piece of plywood I had just had bought, and the third to replace my electric screwdriver/drill that decided to die with three screws left in the project.  But, it all turned out well, and we will be on our way back to the U.S. on Tuesday without worry.

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