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Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 5 Niagara Falls 6-27

Today we leave our beautiful rooms and get back on the bikes and head to Sudbury Canada.

We stop at a little place to eat breakfast, and truly have to say, it was really good, and quick, and even well priced.  The lady that waited on us was really sweet.  It seems so strange to me to look up at a flag and see a Canadian flag flying instead of Old Glory.  We hit a lot of traffic in Ontario. The town is really large and so many people going so many directions. We make our way thru some beautiful country. Not a lot of traffic after we finally get out of Ontario area. We see signs that warn about moose and elk crossings. Really a pretty ride, but there just isn't very many towns between each other. We notice as we are riding, there are all these stacked rocks on top of the larger rocks along the road side.  Jennifer finds out from a local that they are called inukshuk.

I have attached the meaning to this below.  Jennifer was able to google it and find this out.  Was a very interesting thing to learn about.  Made our travels across the area a little more interesting.   We get to Sudbury and stop at the Harley store and the guy there was really helpful and he was able to find us a place to stay. Not sure why there was a Hurst sitting in front of the place when we rode up, and I failed to ask about it.  Too funny.

   We got rooms at the Travelodge. Not a bad little town. Known for producing nickle. Carolyn and Mark didn't weather too well today. They are really tired, and retire early. We walk to the boardwalk, and yep, that is just what it is. A boardwalk. The walk did us good, but really, we thought there should be more. We are now sitting in our rooms and Diana and Chris are here. Diana and I are in heaven cause we actually have wifi. We have been out of touch for a few days now, and it is time to get back with the world. Tomorrow we pull out at 8am. We are heading to Sault Ste. Marie, Canada and we will cross back into the USA. Can't wait to turn on my phone again. :).

Inukshuk (singular), meaning "likeness of a person" in Inuktitut (the Inuit language) is a stone figure made by the Inuit. The plural is inuksuit. The Inuit make inuksuit in different forms and for different purposes: to show directions to travellers, to warn of impending danger, to mark a place of respect, or to act as helpers in the hunting of caribou. Similar stone figures were made all over the world in ancient times, but the Arctic is one of the few places where they still stand. An inukshuk can be small or large, a single rock, several rocks balanced on each other, round boulders or flat. Inuit tradition forbids the destruction of inuksuit.

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