Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day 27: Thunder Bay to Winnipeg

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Up at 7 am in Thunder Bay, Dystrakted treated me to a great breakfast at Hoito before I hit the road. The terrain as I left was unlike anything I'd ever seen. Large mounds jutting out of the ground.


On the drive, I passed the Arctic Watershed, from there I learned that all water flows north into the Arctic Ocean. Neat! I stopped for gas in Dryden, and ended up getting briefly locked in the store as the power went out while I was in the bathroom!


The coolest for sale item I saw for sale was an army thing-a-ma-jig.


One thing I'd noticed ever since my drive from Sudbury was that nearly every large rock on the side of the road had rock formations built by a person on top. There are a lot of native areas along the way, so I'm assuming it's a cultural thing.


Finally I stepped foot into the prairies and Manitoba for the first time in my life!


My life is crazy at times and continously surprises me! While at the Manitoba border, I randomly ran into my Ottawa friend Lisa who I found out was moving to Banff. Such a small world!


Then the flatness of the prairies began.


My pal Dave Morgan put me up for the night.


I unfortunately couldn't join Dave for softball because I had an in-store performance at Music Trader. But I think things will work out for me to play some ball on my way back through in June.


The Music Trader show was fun. Small crowd... if you can call it a crowd, but I pulled people in off the street and rapped to the in store merchants. I had fun! I also met Jared McKetiak, station manager at UMFM!


Finally, my long 22 hour day ended as I joined Kinetik on his weekly The Joints show on CJUM/UMFM for some lively conversation!

Winnipeg is an odd city. Twice I've driven long distances in town on dirt roads, which is something I've never seen. And the same road changes names fairly often, which has thrown me off. Anyway, I'm running late...

2 Comments:

At May 23, 2008 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Donna said...

The man made rock formations are called Inukshuk. They originate with the Inuit, and I understand were meant to help guide people on their journey -- or something to that effect. I bought a necklace, in Ontario, with one on it and was told that "now I would never be lost" -- I must wear it more.

From the home front.

 
At May 26, 2008 at 9:42 PM , Anonymous mike said...

I can't help but notice your boy Morgan is a Red Sox fan. You only hang out with those, don't you? Traitor.

 

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