Kapuskasing, Moonbeam and Charlton.

We woke up later…. I was exhausted after that drive.

I went until walmart and got ice. The signs were ask the old style outside. They still have payphones outfront. It isn’t a supercentre and people still get refered to Radioshack. Yes, you read that right. They still have Radioshack. Everyone spoke in French and the gas stations didn’t have pay-at-the-pump options.  It was a fantastic little time warp.

We went to the post office where you had to pay to park but no one seemed to.  We spoke with a lady inside who moved there from Quebec “for love”

That was sweet. We saw a train museum and saw some amazing sculptures that made Sav and I both think of Aunt Peggy. We got coffee at Timmies were Austin the cashier reminded  Sav of the main character from HotRod. Then around 1:30 we headed for  Charlton after ensuring that all the mail was sent out.

We didn’t get far before we hit Moonbeam. A curious name scattered amongst all the French names.  We went inside the info centre and asked about it. She said when the towns founder got off the train there it was light up by the moon on a snowy field.

We took pictures of the flying saucer and scampered off. Several pee stops and monuments later we turned in to Charlton. The home of my Aunt Linda and Uncle Bill.

They are just a delight. Laid back, kind and so friendly.  In all my memories I’ve always looked forward to seeing them and visiting them.  Savannah was excited also.  She has heard stories and was looking forward to it.

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