miCkzilla & keonadot travel - 2008

Vancouver to Halifax (via Canada): miCkzilla & keonadot
Halifax to Vancouver (Via USA): Ma, mickzilla & keonadot

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Thursday, July 27

The Wawa General Store


The Wawa General Store, originally uploaded by mickzilla.

My good friend, and the best Barber in Vancouver, Farzad (that's in the history of Barbers - next time you're in Yaletown, get a cut and shave and see!), anyways - he told me about a special little town that he discovered when he traveled Toronto to Vancouver via Motorcycle. It was called Wawa, Ontario - and there was a general store there that had everything you could possibly imagine. I thought this place was between Kenora and Thunder Bay - so I figure I missed it - but on the way to Sault Ste. Marie today - I found it!

The place was incredible - you name it and they sold it, everything from Suckers with dead scorpions to Homemade Fudge to Nike's to Shotguns.

The full sized dead stuffed moose in front invites you in to this wonder of the world - and you're sure glad it did once your in! It also claims to have the best summer sausage in the world - I believe Farzad mentioned that to me too - and they were both right! Their secret is their 3 week smoking process, they say. I picked up 2lbs of this meat god-send for a mere $15


We also got to see the birthplace of Winnie-the-Poo on this leg of the trip. In White River, Ontario - he was a cub that was sold to a Canadian solider from Winnipeg, just before he left for Europe and WWI. Winnie ended up at the London Zoo, where author A.A. Milne used to take his son, Christoper Robin - You might remember seeing one of those "Part of our Canada Heritage" commercials that the CBC use to spam us with about this.

We're at a campsite just outside Sault Ste. Marie - (thanks again to Kelly's hookup) - It's another night of camping in the car. Tomorrow night we'll make it to Canada's Wonderland - and get ourselves setup to spend all day Tuesday there!

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2 Comments:

  • At July 28, 2008 at 7:53 AM , Blogger mrrob said...

    Wawa was Sine's name for Lauren when she just started talking.I'm guessing an arrival in Charlottetown say Sunday afternoon..?

     
  • At July 28, 2008 at 1:35 PM , Anonymous syndicated said...

    Wawa is also a guitar pedal.

    I guess those 2lbs of sausage will be curing some more in the Honda Fit.

    You two are getting smarter by the day. Thanks for the history lesson.

     

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