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Old 08-20-2017, 11:41 PM
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We made it to southern Ontario. We were out of cell service for two days. My wife's lg g4 died on her on the second day. So thankfully our provider had a store near where we were staying. We stayed in Sault Michigan the first night we crossed over to the dark side. The second night was in Midland. Today we hit the road early and had a VERY long day of driving. What my wife thought was a 5 hour drive turned into 9 hours. As soon as we arrived we set up the camper. Ate dinner. Then went to the races.

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We are spending 4 days here in fort erie. Only a 30 minute drive to Niagara falls and marine land. So that's on the agenda today. After leaving here we'll be crossing in buffalo new york heading for a campground in corland Ohio and staying there 2 nights.

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Marineland Niagara falls

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Since today ended up being a rest day, I found a trailer shop able to do a bearing change on the scooter lift. I noticed grease all over the rim back in Midland Michigan but at 4:30pm on Saturday couldn't do much about it till we got here. All I could do was grease it and stop every hour or so to check it.

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We spent the afternoon in Niagara falls with our 5 kids plus one niece

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We'll be back on the road tomorrow morning heading stateside for the remainder of the trip.
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In Cortland Ohio for two nights then moving on to Bluffton Indiana tomorrow.

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Made it to Bluffton Indiana. Why here? Because it avoids Chicago and Indianapolis. And pulling about 40ft of camper and scooter on a freeway with everyone else doing 75mph is not so much fun. So we opted for a longer more relaxed route where I can hold my own at the speed limit.

So we pulled in around 5pm after driving since 10am. Then found a local track holding races.

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Indiana is behind us. We just crossed into Illinois. Tomorrow we will be at Wisconsin Dell's for 3 nights.

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We arrived in Wisconsin dells yesterday around 2pm. The kids knew a bit about the place but not much. Their eyes about popped out of their heads when we arrived. A person would go broke here trying to do everything. Today we will do noahs ark water park. The missus mentioned something about zip lining tomorrow along with the duck boat tour. We'll see.

Last night we took them to an indoor theme park to play games and unwind

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We had a fairly busy but relaxed day that started with a duck boat tour. Then we stopped by the Whitehouse where I met the president. The lovely missus and 4 of the kids tried our a rope climbing obstacle course in the afternoon.

On a side note, I'm smiling in the pictures but I'm hurting. On the driving days, I'm almost in tears from the burning pain in my back and have to stop every hour to stretch. So a 3 hour drive ends up taking all day. We hit the road tomorrow headed north with our final stop of hibbing Minnesota which is only a 5-6hour drive normally but I have to do it in 2 days. So tomorrow will be a campground about halfway from here to Duluth Minnesota.

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Made it to shell lake Wisconsin. Very nice campground. We'll be back at some point. Only about 5hrs from home. But we aren't going home till Monday. Tomorrow we travel past Duluth Minnesota and set our sights on hibbing an hour past. This will be the labor day dirt track shootout. 2 days of solid dirt track racing.

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So we've hit a snag in our route planning. After leaving Hibbing, we planned originally to head due east and join up with hwy 61 from Duluth to the border. Turns out an oversized transport hit an old train bridge that went over the highway. No eta on when it will be open again. The only detour is 17 miles of unmaintained bush road. That's not happening. So after hibbing we may have to head north and cross back into Canada at Fort frances. That ads another 2-3hours of driving. It already takes twice as long to drive any distance as I have to stop so often to give my back a rest. Lifting my arms to hold the steering wheel puts a great amount of strain on the muscles surrounding the area where my back broke.

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No Wi-Fi the past 4 days. Made it home. I'm exhausted. They managed to get the road open in record time. We had a great time at the races and also toured the hull rust mine and museum.

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Just a side note on the last few pictures. The big scoop in the last picture was one of only 6 ever built and a prototype of the ones that built the Panama canal.

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Just a side note on the last few pictures. The big scoop in the last picture was one of only 6 ever built and a prototype of the ones that built the Panama canal.

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That is in Hibbing Minnesota. One of the largest iron ore mines in north America that's been in operation for over 100 years.

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