Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Travel Day to Parry Sound

It was a travel day for us and we departed Tobermory (A) about 9:00 AM.  We drove down Highway 6 and ran into road construction.  Good thing we were in no hurry to get to Parry Sound (B), because we ran into road construction quite a few times.  Twice we just turned off the Roadrunner to wait it out.
But we eventually got to the KOA campground in Parry Sound, arriving about 3:00 PM. It is in a wooded area and has lots of campers.  Thankfully, there is good space between campsites and no one seems to be too noisy.
There are sounds of kids playing outside and having a good time which is great to hear, especially in summer.

After we got set up in the campground, we went into Parry Sound for an errand and some groceries.  We went to the Home Depot across from Wal-Mart and then over to Wal-Mart.  On the way back, we went through town which looks like there are plenty of things to check out:  stores, beaches and trails.

Later, we had a very standard camp-out dinner of hamburgers and pork and beans.

After dinner, I took some photos of the campground:
Later, my quirky connection on my Apple computer allowed me to set up a SKYPE call with my brother Marty and his wife Elena.  That was nice to see/hear those guys again.  We haven't seen them since Christmas in San Diego.  After that, I could not get back on the network so that was it for me last night.

For some reason, I have a lot of trouble connecting to the campground wifi.  It is completely random.  Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't. Kelly had no trouble on her Apple, so it must be the way mine is set up.  It has trouble holding a connection.  I have spent at least 90 minutes between yesterday and this morning trying to log on.  Sometimes it works, but so far nothing consistent, so I am using Kelly's MacBook Pro.  I didn't think she would mind.  Besides, she is still asleep...

And ~~ we're looking for 8 more people to signup to 'Follow'.   Will you be the next so we can get to 140?

Thanks for viewing today!  And joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles as we enter week three in beautiful Canada!


  1. There is a really great boat cruise out through the outer Islands from the Parry Sound docks that is really nice. Have done it twice & enjoyed both times. Can't remember the name of the boat but just ask around & you will find it. Really neat to see the old wind twisted & knarled trees way out there on some of the outer Islands. Those trees have been inspirational to some of Canada's greatest painters known as, The Group of Seven. Great area you are in & way out across the water is Killbear Provincial Park....also very nice:)) Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is from Parry Sound. He's the guy that wrote & sang, 'Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.'

  2. You all have fun while in Parry Sound. Sounds like a very interesting place to spend some time. Al sure gave you some interesting info about the boat cruise. Never knew Gordon Lightfoot was from that area. Neat.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  3. Sounds like you are in a great area. Any problem with mosquitoes?

  4. While it's true Gordon Lightfoot is from Parry Sound, there is also another famous Canadian who was born there - Bobby Orr! Orr is undoubtedly one of the top 2 or 3 hockey players of all time, right up there with Wayne Gretzky. Maybe you'll get a chance to visit the Bobby Orr Museum in Parry Sound, that would be one of my first stops if I was there for sure.

    Looks like a very nice KOA campground too.

  5. Looks like a nice campground there. Hope you enjoy your time in that area and will share more of your adventures with us! Thanks.