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Old 23-09-19, 03:47
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Vicki and I have to say a big thank you to Robert Morrison for taking us out to dinner last night and driving us all around the sites today. Your company and banter were greatly appreciated.
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Old 29-09-19, 00:40
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I am happy to report that Robert and Vicki's trip to here has been relatively uneventful. The missed the snowstorms that are supposed to hit Alberta by mere days, and are now in sunny Manitoba. I picked them up at 0900 this AM, and took them through the museum workshop, the museum, and the dustbowl. After a quick stop at the Shilo inn, we finished with the tour of my meager collection, and they are now back in Brandon. Vicki was a trooper.....often after a few hours the wives seem to lag behind or get grumpy. Robert, you have yourself a keeper.



Best of luck and safe journey to both as they head on thru Ontario. Watch for those cows on stilts we call Moose.
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Old 29-09-19, 01:32
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Thank you for a great day out Rob and for taking the time to share with us.
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Old 01-10-19, 04:43
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After two days of driving we are now in Longlac for the night. We plan on three short drives next and spending three full days in the Hammond area to catch our breath.
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Old 01-10-19, 05:06
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Longlac is where I usually call it a night. I kind of thought that if you made Dryden the first night, Thunder Bay would not be a long enough drive.
However you are now in for a bit of a boring roadway for the next bunch of hours. That stretch is not particularly scenic. You will find a few military pieces (C1 howitzer, a M113A2, and an M109A4+) when you pass through Heard.
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Old 01-10-19, 05:37
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We are booked into Microtel Casselman arriving on Thu 3rd and leave Mon 7th Oct. Having trouble staying logged on at the moment will try contacting previous responders tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-19, 00:59
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We are in Cochrane tonight, then North Bay tomorrow night and Casselman Thursday night.
Bob and the barn crew and Terry we would like to meet as many as possible Fri, Sat, Sun.
We will need addresses for the GPS. Email is rpearce123 @ outlook.com without the spaces.
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Old 05-10-19, 23:48
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We took the open top bus tour of Ottawa today and then walked around looking at shops, typical tourists.
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Old 06-10-19, 01:14
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I was happy to host you and Vicki (modestly as it was). We proved that rusty old trucks speak a common language and no matter where you're from, there is always something interesting to learn about the hobby.

You mentioned a two-speed transfer case for your Blitz. As you saw, I don't have one, but the idea of getting some reasonable speed from 1940s best technology seems smart. What do you know about that add-on?
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Old 06-10-19, 01:51
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Terry your use for political adds is the best bit of recycling I have seen.
My blitz came standard with a single speed transfer box that gave the option of two or four wheel drive. The two speed transfer is out of the larger blitzes and offers a low range for rough going and a pto for a winch. The winch option is why my blitz has the two speed transfer. My father in law had a jib on it for singing logs out of the bush to be cut up for fire wood.
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Old 07-10-19, 15:48
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We visited the barn yesterday hosted by Bob and Rob then out to dinner with Joyce and Bob. That concludes the MLU part of the holiday, a few more days as tourists then back home to reality. Thank you Canada for your hospitality. Rob & Vicki.
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Old 10-10-19, 02:32
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Sounds like you are having a fat time.
I look forward to hearng your stories at Corowa.
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Old 13-10-19, 03:49
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We made it to Niagara and walked around. Tomorrow morning we do the boat trip then Monday it is up to Toronto and off home. We will almost have 10,000 k's on the car when we hand it in. Looking at the weather chanel we are getting out just in time.
Howard what makes you think I'll remember, Corowa is next year and I am old.
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Old 13-10-19, 16:45
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You got out of Calgary a day or two before their freak early snowstorm.



You got out of Manitoba with plenty of time to spare. We were at 21C on Tuesday, and the snowstorm hit on Friday, giving us 3 foot drifts, over a foot of wet heavy snow, and knocking out power to over 50,000 customers. The Trans Canada highway was closed for a day and a half, and many of the back highways are just opening now. Our premier called for a state of emergency yesterday in order to deal with all the power outages.



It would seem like the Pearce family rides the good weather through, leaving the bad weather in their wake.



Seriously though, I hope you got a good impression of Canada. You were talking about a foray into Quebec. Did you make it into there?
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Old 13-10-19, 22:12
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Yes Rob Canada has been a fun adventure. Meeting members of MLU helped keep it interesting. Yes we made it to Quebec City and went on the open top bus tour.
Today's tour around Niagara and Maid of the Midst boat ride rounded off our trip. The tour started at 09:00 and finished at 14:30.
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Old 14-10-19, 04:53
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Sounds like you've both had a great trip, I've been following posts on Fb as well. Time to change the name of the thread to "Canada, there we were"?
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Old 16-10-19, 08:35
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We made it home. Thank you Canada for a great holiday, I will have to resize some pictures after a rest.
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Old 27-10-19, 13:29
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Just a few pictures of our Canadian trip. We took 20,000 between us.
We started with a eight day bus tour, then two days on the rocky mountaineer, then seven days on a ship to Alaska and back.
The rest of the tour group flew home and we hired a car for twenty three days to drive across Canada. We probably missed more than we saw but it was a great experience. We met forum members who showed us around there areas, also casual meetings along the road led to some great conversations that led us to attractions we would otherwise have passed not knowing they existed.
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Old 31-10-19, 05:32
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And just like that, the fall is upon us. You visited at a good time of year.

By now most of the HMV owner/operators/builders in Canada have stopped working outdoors on their collections and are making ready for the winter. The only exceptions are a few of us have obligations to our local Royal Canadian Legion branches or communities to parade on or before 11 Nov.

My 1970 M38A1 came back from its troubleshooting and fault fixing a week or so after you two left, and immediately almost everything inside the shelter came out to make room for the '70 and the '74. Except for the 17' canoe in the backyard, you wouldn't know much else was happening. It was a bit of fun reversing one Jeep tandeming the second one lashed to a loose tire with 5-ton cargo straps. Four wheel drive low range and reverse on idle! That is torque.

The leaves are well along in their burst of reds, oranges, yellows and browns.
Although the grass is still green, that will end as soon as we have a few hard frosts. Snow is forecast for the weekend, but that is just the first of the season to scare us into finishing any remaining winterization projects.
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Old 08-11-19, 02:46
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Default and now there is snow on the ground

How many weeks since you visited Ontario? The nighttime temps have been steadily declining to single digits over the past two weeks. Last week we had frost, and last night about 2 cm of snow. Yup, you left just in time.
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Old 08-11-19, 04:26
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We timed it well, although spring is not heating up here at the moment we have turned the heating back on again and the higher peaks have fresh late snow.
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Old 08-11-19, 04:43
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Terry: Stop your whining. I was in Southern Ontario a few days ago and could smell the green grass, and was working in my T-shirt. I came home to -19. If temps do warm up to anything near zero we get snow.



I think Robert and Vicki did time things right. Earlier, and they would have been mosquito food. Later, and they would have got a taste of what we (in the west at least) deal with for 5 to 6 months of the year.
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