Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Twelve

– Clarenville, Newfoundland to St. John’s, Newfoundland – It was pretty misty this morning in Clarenville. It wasn’t supposed to rain, at least according to the weather app on my phone last night, but it eventually did, though thankfully not until Mark, Ripley and I were almost done with our run. Clarenville is full of…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Eleven

– Deer Lake, Newfoundland to Clarenville, Newfoundland – Today started off pretty quiet, but it ended with a bang. As usual, we began our morning at 5am, and since it wasn’t raining, we got to go run. There aren’t many places to run in these little towns in Newfoundland. I feel like we had more…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Ten

– Deer Lake, Newfoundland to Gros Morne National Park – So we woke up this morning to rain. The stupid rain ruined my chance to go for a run, as it was too wet and cold to be worth doing. We would’ve just come back soaked, and who knows if our sneakers would’ve been dry…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Nine

– Blanc-Sablon, Quebec to Deer Lake, Newfoundland – Well, we’ve survived the day. We were out of bed by 5am, as usual, but today we immediately hopped in the shower and rushed through bathing and packing. We were totally ready to leave just after 6:30am Quebec time, which is a little hilarious since we didn’t…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Eight

– Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador to Blanc-Sablon, Quebec – Well, we’ve officially been on the road a week. It’s Friday again. It’s hard to believe we are already 1/3 of the way through. Tomorrow we will be in Newfoundland in the afternoon. There’s been a little bit of weirdness with the time up here, since…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Seven

– Wabush, Labrador to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador – It was pretty cold this morning. It also felt like 4am when we got out of bed, even though it was 5. Silly time change. Spoiler alert, though: We made it to our hotel around 2:30pm this afternoon and had a nice, relaxing afternoon. We really…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Six

– Baie-Comeau, Quebec to Wabush, Labrador – Today was a long, cool day. We also drove past a lot of dams. If you look at a map of Canada, you’ll notice that this area is covered in water: rivers, lakes, and streams. It seems like there are two major reasons people live up here: hydroelectric…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Five

– Montreal, Quebec to┬áBaie-Comeau, Quebec – Well, today was our last day in civilization. Tomorrow is a partial dirt road day. Mark keeps saying that’s when the real adventure starts, but I think we’ve been on an adventure the whole time. Maybe I’m just not as cool as he is. We got up this morning…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Four

– Buffalo, New York to Montreal, Quebec – Well, we got up at 5 again this morning. I guess that’s a bit of a theme for the trip. I can’t imagine a day that we might get up later. I guess I will eventually get used to operating on a little less sleep than usual….

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Three

– Columbus, Ohio to Buffalo, New York – Despite our late night last night, Mark, Ripley, and I were up at 5 to go for a run this morning. Mom had intended to go as well, but she had gone back to sleep before we had even gotten our running clothes out of our bags,…

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