It’s been a busy 2 weeks, and I completely lapsed on last week’s notes. I doubt anyone noticed. I managed to cross almost all the way the super landmass known as “Ontario”, and might have made the eastern border were it not for the sad call that cam with bad news about my Mom.


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  • Number of days on the road: 70
  • Miles Driven: 8635
  • Number of States/Provinces driven in: 14
  • Number of US/Canadian Border Crossings: 2
  • Money spent on gas: $2147.17
  • Photos posted: 1629 (that is an average of 25.2 per day)
  • Number of nights in hotels/B&B: 9
  • Number of nights camping: 16
  • Number of nights spent in sailboats: 1
  • Number of New Vehicles Driven 3: (Jet Ski, 4 wheel Quad, tractor)
  • Best Beach Walk: Batchawana Bay Provincial Park
  • NUmber of Moose, Bears, and Sled Dogs seen in Ontario: 0


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  • Friend/Relatives Homes Visited/Mooched Upon: 20
  • Best Bike Ride: Canmore to Banff and back with D’Arcy Norman.
  • Best Town Name: Fracking, Pennsylvania
  • Laundry Stops: 7
  • Boxes of Synders Pretzels Consumed: 2 (most recent lasted from Freeland, WA to Vancouver, BC- cannot find them in Canada!)
  • Number of Breweries Visited: 5 (Glenwood Canyon Brewery (CO), Revolution Brewing, Paonia CO; Laughing Dog Brewing, Sandpoint ID; Grizzly Paw, Canmore AB; Steamwhistle, Toronto ON).
  • Number of Dead Drops Looked For:1; Num,ber of Dead Drops Found: 0
  • Tackiness of Canada Side of Niagara Falls: infinite
  • Best Song About Dogs Sung in Loud Bar in Guelph: “Littlest Hobo” by Kyle Mackie


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  • Best Campground and Experience (likely never to be knocked off this list): Canoeing to Wallace Island, BC with Scott Leslie; Least Impressive: Haag Cove, Washington
  • Number of new dogs met: 23
  • Number of Cousin Bobby Style postcards sent to Mom: 8 (Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario)
  • Number of ds106 radio broadcasts with new people: 6 (including one with my sister)
  • Number of Super Late Night ds106 Broadcasts That Were Totally Worth It: All of them.


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  • Number of friends known online met for first time: 14 (Recently added Donna Fry, Rod Lucier, Doug Peterson, Stephen Hurley, Kim Gill, Di Bedard, Andy Forgrave)
  • Number of things shared in StoryBox: 527 (where are your contributions?)
  • Weirdest Photo in Storybox: That guy in the gold jacket in Winnipeg
  • Number of Storybox Public Appearances: 21
  • Height of so called “suicide” Hills in old neighborhood: puny
  • Number of Mom’s Lost Forever: 1, but it’s a big one. Huge. Galactic
  • Amount of Support Received on Unexpected Long Drive from Canada to Baltimore: Infinite
  • NUmber of People Who Expressed Love for My Mom: Thousands


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

Comments

  1. Great recap, Alan! LOVE your photo selection for this post. I think you can add to your list…”number of places I crossed off my list to visit” – answer “all of them but I added 1000 more” :-0)

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