We had a good day of driving. We made it further than expected. We wanted to make it to Sudbury and we made it just a little further about 16kms west of Espanola! Thank you Anthony's truck stop for the great parking spot :)
|The Brown Family! Good old Friends!|
We then continued on to North Bay and had a spaghetti supper in the walmart parking lot and played with baby girl before moving on to Sudbury. Oh Sudbury and your BIG Nickel! Justin didn't believe me when I told him it wasn't all that big. We had a good laugh when we pulled up.
It's just as I remember... Not that big. I usually act as the tour guide on our trip so on our way to the nickel, I read the history behind this Canadian landmark (thank you wikipedia). Turns out this was a firefighters idea and the city refused to back him financially so he raised the funds himself and made his dream a realty! When we saw the nickel, I said, had I been on city counsell, I also would not have appeoved the funds! But in all seriousness, it is a beautiful landmark for this mining city. We pulled in at Anthony's truck stop off HWY 17 at around 2200. A great first day!