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July 25, 2011

Yeehaw Ontario!

So, if you have been following my craziness this year, you will know that my ultimate dream was to drive to Alaska this summer … or Yellowknife, NWT.  My rational mind , of course, knew that both of these goals were wildly unrealistic considering I would be pulling along our little pop-up and dragging 5 children along for the ride.  Eventually, I settled on Colorado Springs, Colorado.  I decided to take the kids to Pike’s Peak.  I still have vivid memories of my own dad driving up the winding mountain road, cursing and worrying about driving right off of the side and into the valley below.  That memory started keeping me up at night.  What if I couldn’t get back down the mountain?  What if I accidentally drove us off of the edge?  What if … one of my teenagers started goofing around at 14,000 feet and fell right off the side of the mountain?  Clearly, these are not the thoughts of a completely sane person, but at the end of the day, I decided that it would be better to forget Colorado and set my sights on someplace safer.  Ultimately, I settled on Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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