On another hot and steamy day, Gavin took time out of his busy schedule to make appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament Hill, and the Chateau Laurier Hotel, among other stops. (OK, they weren’t actual stops… The pictures were taken from a moving Smart car as we wizzed down Wellington Street. LOL)
Update to The Best Laid Plans… Before arriving at McRae Provincial Park, we spent the night and day at Hitch House, a large motorhome dealership between Barrie and Orillia, hoping that their service department could fix our living room slide that had failed to retract at Pancake Bay. Despite making the appointment as soon as it stopped working, Hitch House staff didn’t actually look at our coach, but spent the time searching on-line for a replacement slide motor, which apparently they couldn’t find. So we spent our visit with family and friends in a reduced living space, hoping that the repair would be completed at the end of our stay.
When I called Hitch House on Tuesday, I was told they were unable to find a motor, and we would have to wait until a week Wednesday for them to check the breaker, which was the other possible cause of the failure to slide. Instead, we visited Heidi’s RV at 3982 Hwy 11 South, RR#2 Hawkstone, ON, and although they only have 1 motorhome tech on staff, they fit us in right away – even though they were extremely busy – fixed the problem (a wiring issue, not a dead motor) and had us on the road again in less than 2 hours! Yeah for Heidi’s!! Not so much Hitch House…
Also, Weber came through with the replacement bbq hose, which Andrew shipped to Orillia, along with TireMInder locking nuts from Minder Research, and other mail. Yeah for Weber, Minder Research, and especially our son Andrew!!
That’s all the excitement we can handle for now. Here’s hoping that our overlandish odyssey is able to continue without too many more things going awry.
Ontario’s humid heat wave continued this week, as we met up with family and old friends in and around Orillia. Pictured below are some of the highlights:
Deb & Rob, Betty & I almost missed meeting up with Ann & Frank, as they were on a different level of a very large Orillia restaurant.
Happy Canada Day from hot & steamy McRae Point Provincial Park, near Orillia, Ontario. Temp is 87f and climbing!