Reeces Corners, Ontario Canada to

Durand, Michigan

Monday, July 23rd, 2001

When I awoke THIS morning to Patti Sue telling me, "There are towels on the line", I knew the routine from yesterday.
A Smelly Site The smell in our part of the campground returned the next day.  What a bummer - Jeff made a comment about the smell in this part of Canada.  A perception that will probably persist.
Joe on the Springpole Drill We went a few miles (errr, whatever) south to Petrolia, Ontario.  This was where the first oil well in North America was drilled.  This was a little museum/working well display.  Joe demonstrates an early well-drilling technique.  This field still produces 210 barrels a month -- they use old methods for display.  It was cool. Our Guide Jeremy and Us
Active Well The place also had a little school house where we sang "God Save the Queen" and said the Lord's prayer.  On the board was this riddle: 

"We are the little airy creatures,
All of different voice and features;

One of us in glasses set,
One of us you'll find in met;

The other you may see in tin,
And the fourth in a box within;

If the fifith you should pursue
It can never fly from you!"

We haven't figured it out, yet....

Can you get it?
   We traveled to Sarnia to play in a water park.  There was a price break at 3:30 and it was 2:45, so the five of us played a twenty minute game of Lazer Tag.  It was really fun - a great area inside for this.  But when we were done the weather looked bad, so we headed for Port Huron.
We were stopped on the top of this bridge with lightning all around.  Odd thing -- when we entered Canada a few days ago, they were very interested in making sure we didn't bring in any guns.  When we entered the U.S. today, they asked, too, but when we said we didn't have any, they said we oughta and they gave us one (kidding). On the bridge to Port Huron
Durand, Michigan Campground We went on to Durand, Michigan and in this campground we are right next to a swim pond.  We can sit at our site and watch the kids swim. From our site
As I write this, the kids are watching the last half of "Back to the Future II".  Then it'll be bed.
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