One More Day

In celebration of the 150th year of Confederation, we are trying to visit every Canadian National Park that we can drive to.  This is the conclusion of the eastern portion of that tour.

*Note: apparently my computer and I had something of a disagreement and some posts were not scheduled properly so now I’m playing catch-up.  Technology…

Day Ten

As much as I would have liked to linger with my friends, home was calling.  It was called especially loudly since I had originally planned to be home already and I still had a long drive.  The fact that I had to be back at work in less than 24 hours didn’t help.

We had left some sweet potatoes wrapped in foil on the fire overnight and by morning they were nice and soft and sweet and perfect fried up with a bit of melted butter and served with scrambled eggs; prepared by yours truly.

After packing up, the dogs and I said goodbye to my friends and headed home.  As it was a Sunday afternoon, the traffic heading west towards Toronto was INSANE and I ended up taking a leisurely drive along winding back roads.  The only downside was the lack of food selections until, wonder of wonders, we found a food truck in the literal middle of nowhere.  For some reason, I decided on the poutine, even though I apparently hadn’t eaten enough fries topped with melted cheese and gravy.  It was a good poutine.  Not great but good.

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I wasn’t kidding.  It really was in the middle of nowhere.

A van full of people stopped and everyone under the age of 12 swarmed the dogs.  Next thing I know, there’s selfies, and poses, and cameras everywhere.  Then all of a sudden, they were gone.  Poof.  Gone.  I was questioning my sanity and whether I had imagined those people as I ushered the dogs back into the car and continued on our way.

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I couldn’t resist this photo.

I was so tired by the time we walked through the door that I left most of the gear in the car.  I filled up the bowls with food and more water as I listened to Piper’s cat, Chase, welcome her home.  Or yell at her for being gone so long, I’m not sure which.  Leo ran right to his bear and sucked on its nose.  Jack promptly humped his blankets into order.  And me?  With the last dregs of the road trip bottle sloshing in a glass, I just sat on the couch and enjoyed being home.

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Leo missed his teddy.

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13 response to "One More Day"

  1. By: leggypeggy Posted: September 14, 2017

    Love the landscape photo—and the teddy.

  2. By: tippysmom2 Posted: September 14, 2017

    I like taking the back roads, if I have the time. Interstates are so boring. Love your photos. Wonder if the guy with the food truck lives nearby where he was and knows that people will come that way on Sunday’s, when the traffic is horrible? Anyway, love the photos and how the dogs, and you, seemed so glad to be home.

    • By: adventuredawgs Posted: September 15, 2017

      I hate taking the highways too. Although when you’re just trying to get home, the speed is a nice bonus. If the highway is moving anyway. There certainly was enough traffic to make it a good spot to set up oddly enough.

    • By: adventuredawgs Posted: September 16, 2017

      I should post a video of it too because the sounds are hilarious.

  3. By: Tails Around the Ranch Posted: September 16, 2017

    Don’t you love it when they suck on a toy or blanket? Too sweet. Welcome home from a fantastic tour through the eastern parks. Have enjoyed every kilometer of it!

    • By: adventuredawgs Posted: September 18, 2017

      I’ve never had a dog with such a specific toy. Jack holds blankets but doesn’t suck on them. Leo on the other hand goes right to town. With snorty pig sounds to boot. I’m glad you liked the trip. Just wait till you see where we end up next.

    • By: adventuredawgs Posted: September 28, 2017

      I have to post a video of it. He makes the funniest snorty noises

  4. By: HikingGirlWithDog Posted: October 1, 2017

    Aww Leo with his bear is the sweetest! There is no place like home 🏡 ❤️

    • By: adventuredawgs Posted: October 1, 2017

      I have to post the link for that. The sounds he makes….

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