F 1 D 0 -- 02 08 09 at 01 00 Central Daylight Time Kenora. Here we are in Beautiful Kenora Ontario. This place would be five hours from Thunder Bay if we took no rests at all. But we are doing this for the opportunity to see the places along the way. I'll do this backwards. I just saw Kenora, and can tell you about it. This place has the main streets that every other town and city should have. It has bright street lamps and pedestrians. It has young people walking and laughing aloud. I like this place so far. We just passed a hardware store which is a hundred years old. The owner is retiring, and so he's only open on Fridays and Saturdays now. But it has a 16 foot high ceiling. It has shelves and drawers to the top. And it has two tracks along the ceiling for running the ladders along. We arrived here at 10pm-ish. Oh! Oh! When you travel this far, the time zone clicks from Eastern Daylight to Central Daylight time. So my watch says 1am, but the local time is just midnight. Cool! I'll pay for this on the way back home. So, anyway. It was late when we came here, so we'll drop into the store tomorrow when it is open. Our hosts, Barbara and Kurt will be going to Yard Sales and Garage Sales in the morning. If I can rouse myself from bed and be ready to leave by 730am, then I'll be able to join them. Kendall House Information firstname.lastname@example.org I've not done this in *ages*. So now you know I'll be thinking of waking up early. Stop laughing! I know you know how hard this will be for me. For the last week or so, it has been hot. So hot I seem to be awake until 4am. This place is called Kendall House. It is a *wonderful* bed and breakfast. And they're friends of Ann's since forever. And I'm able to write to you today because they not only have a computer, and not only have a network connection, but have a high speed ADSL through the cable TV. Coool. Dryden is about 90 minutes from here. That is a Mill Town. It is divided by the train tracks. On one side is the highway, with the big stores, like Canadian Tire, and the Subway (sandwich) place, the McD, the hotels, the other fast food joints. On the other side of the tracks it has the old downtown. Investments, Banks, shopping. We went into the Subway because I was had this sticky sweat. It happens to me when I'm under certain kinds of stress. The roads are good. But as we travel the hills, people drive fast. And sometimes without sufficient attention. "Look at this guy. He's coming right for us." He was passing some truck, and I was watching him driving straight into me. Yes, I pulled into the spacious paved shoulder. Also there are all of the "Night Danger: Moose". This is most likely to happen at dusk, during the sunset period. So while I don't mind driving quickly, I kept very safe when the sun was going down. Moose and deer don't wear reflective clothing. Our first stop was Upsala. (I almost said Ignace, and you wouldn't have known better) We were going to just go into the gas station, and use the facilities. Instead, I opted to find out what they sold at the General Store. This one was an LCBO agency (sold liquor), a Brewer's Retail facility (sold beer), a Post Office, and of course, a store for everything else. We stopped for ice cream. But I liked how we could buy meat, cellular phones, fishing supplies - a bit of anything. This was just a couple who ran the store. I'll bet they do enough business. I just watched the people who come and go. The man seemed like someone I'd seen before, but cannot say where. He was like a caricature of someone else. Trains play a big role along the entire trip. I kept seeing freight trains doing runs, or just stopping for a while. In Upsala, they have a track with trailers along them. I think this is for staff who are waiting for a chance to get work back to their home city. I have a friend who works from Upsala to Kenora and back. So I guess he stays in the trailers overnight as needed. I'll try to reply to your notes. So far so good. That's all I know.