Trono (AKA Nirvana)

A couple of days of relax-time in Toronto. Our campground is quite near Toronto and very nearly nirvana. Well, near the Toronto airport, anyway, where there are no doubt several flites a day to Nirvana. And a fairly active freight-train track. But after several days in Northern Ontario, we are pretty damn ready for some

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Northern Ontario

We drove north for awhile. Quite a while, actually. Seemed like the North Pole might be just beyond the next rise. Never mind that the GPS said our maximum northern progression was 48.94935 Degrees north latitude…which is NOT EVEN NORTH OF THE CANADIAN BORDER for most of its length. Still, it took us 2 days

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Back to the Future…

So for the better part of 30 years I traveled the world to attend and often speak at meetings of JHI, an International Association of Independent Accounting and Management Consulting firms. In 2017, their Region of the Americas Conference was scheduled to be in Montreal. With many friends attending, we planned to be there “uninvited,”

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I know you have been on the edge of your seat…

…Waiting to hear about our border crossing. Were there rubber hoses? What happened to the Farm-brew…and what about the SINGLE MALT? Were they arrested and sent to the Canadian equivalent of Guantanamo (though I doubt there is a Canadian version of Guantanamo)?  Inquiring minds want to know!! Well, I am happy to report that the

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Onwards and Northwards to Montreal

We left Chautauqua in the direction of Montreal. The first thing that strikes us…CANADA IS A BIG PLACE. Of course, we knew this, but not the specifics when converted to Optimum-Bus-Driving-Distances. We had two longer-than desired driving days to get to our first stop in Canada. (And, when we later head onwards to Northern Ontario,

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The Chautauqua Institution

The Chautauqua Institution was a VERY interesting experience and place. The Institution itself was initially created as a place to teach Sunday School teachers, so its origins are faith-based, for sure. But, layered onto that are its conscious mutation into a place for intellectual growth on many levels. The National Geographic-themed week we attended was

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(Non-snob) Wine Country

First Winery: Halliday’s on Lake Milton.  Lake Milton is a reservoir, and the Winery is right on the shore between the water and a Golf Course.  They had a very nice tasting room,  with cheese and meat trays and flatbreads that complement their wines.  They also had a couple local beers one from Columbus and

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Preparing for a Summer on the Road

So,  after Amish Country,  we stopped in Columbus,  Ohio where there is a company called Bus Services, Inc.  This company services all kinds of buses,  including Bluebirds, and was mentioned on the Online Forum that I consult on all things Vintage Bluebird.  Most of their patients are a little more modern, but they said they

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