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The Jaws Of A Moose

In the few weeks I’ve been in Saskatchewan there has been one event that happened that totally stood.  That was Moose Jaw. It took 3 hours to get there (in my personal opinion it took more than that but, that’s just me).  When we got there I was pretty amazed at the differences between where we live and Moose Jaw.  Where we live feels isolated. Moose Jaw does not.

We settled in to our room at Temple Gardens then went straight out to lunch. After we went to The Chocolate Moose Factory where we had dessert.  My mom loved it whereas I did not like it  as much because my peanut butter cup gelato tasted very different .

My family and I went to a souvenir store where we got our picture taken as old timey western people.  It was at a store called PastTimes.  I was an Outlaw.   I got to hold a gun.  It felt real because it was heavy  – or I just need to lift more heavy things to get used to it.  Here’s what I looked like.

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LOOK OUT!!!!

 

After was the Tunnels Of Moose Jaw.

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Exit from the Passage To Fortune and The Chicago Connection in the Tunnels Of Moose Jaw

The Passage to Fortune was pretty sad because we saw how the Chinese Immigrants were treated when they first came to Canada.  They were treated very badly and the working conditions they had were horrendous.  I felt bad after.  The Chicago Connection was funny because the bar owner Miss Fanny was funny and so was the guy named Gus.  They were our guides in our Al Capone journey.  Miss Fanny asked me to lead the group down into the tunnels quietly so we wouldn’t get shot by Gus who likes to play with guns and hates surprises.  I glided silently down the stairs turning to shhh people behind me.

After we went to Nit’s Thai Food.  My mom and dad both agreed that the Pad Thai they had was the best they ever tasted.  I liked the chicken strips but not the fries.  We wandered around for a bit then we went to the hotel to get changed for the pool.  It was warm when I went in.  I’m not exactly sure why adults like it as you just kinda sit there in the water.

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In The Mineral Pool at Temple Gardens.

We finished swimming and we were pretty tired so we went back to the hotel and went to sleep. The next day we had breakfast at Harwood’s (was not impressed with how long it took to get our food and to get seated).  When breakfast was done, we got in the car to go home.

It was EPIC!!! , but sadly  we had to leave Moose Jaw . I didn’t want to leave:( 😦 😦 😦 😦  Why you might ask?  Because the feeling of isolation was NOT THERE!!!  Another camp is next week – hopefully I make some friends.

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The Great Journey

I’m just gonna come right out and say it…moving to a new province is much better if you fly there (especially if you start from Ontario)  Driving….that’s another story.  Because of how gargantuan Ontario is, driving out will take up to 3 days.  For me it felt like we were never going to leave Ontario it was so big….hmmmmm maybe God wanted us to stay in Ontario?

We got to camp which my mom swore we would never do.  I thought it was fun.  My mom on the other hand did not.

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Camping in Hearst Ontario where I hid from the blackflies the size of bees

I got to meet a few characters like Wolverine.

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By Dryden Ontario somewhere…

I got to see cool monuments.

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Can you find me?

When we finally crossed over into Manitoba we had dinner at a river…while the mosquitoes had us for dinner.

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It was hot but I had on my sweater and a towel wrapped around my legs. The mosquitoes were horrible.

Once in Manitoba I wanted to go back to Ontario.  Manitoba is so FLAT like you would not believe – while home is so cool with the hills and mountains.

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To show how majestic Ontario is I took this picture.

We didn’t see any ‘Bullwinkle’s’ (moose) which made my dad sad.  We did see 3 ‘Bambi’s’.  It took us about a day to pass Manitoba and then we were in Saskatchewan.  Again flat like you would not believe.  We did get to sit on the world’s highest swing.  But it was chained down so it wasn’t fun.

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Langenburg,Sask … it was bolted down. It was not fun.

We finally got to where we were going to live.

I have to say now that I think about it driving to a new province sound more like a once in a lifetime experience because of all you can see and do.

I miss my friends and cousins.  I miss my school and Ontario and I really want to go home.  But I’m going to show any kid can do it!!  I hope you enjoyed the beginning of the story. I hope you stay tuned to see what happens next.

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