Friday, April 10
We went up to the 15th floor of our hotel to enjoy breakfast in the revolving restaurant.
Neither of us was very hungry since we had a large meal here the night before, but we wanted to see the city and Lake Superior in the morning light.
The morning sun was so bright, it was difficult to take good pictures toward the lake without getting reflections from the windows.
The barge that was docked last night was now going out to sea.
I would have liked to see the drawbridge working from this vantage point, but we didn’t see any tall ships approaching.
The city was coming alive.
Vehicles with people who were going home from work last night, are now returning to the city.
There weren’t many people in the restaurant, and we didn’t have to be in Thunder Bay until evening, so we enjoyed a relaxing hour (plus) with coffee and a fabulous view.
Cerwin and our waitress discussing the construction next to the hotel.
This is going to be an eleven-story business complex.
There were lots of things going on as we watched.
There is a person in this cab – high above the city – assisting with what ever is needed below.
He picked up this large piece of construction material and lowered it right where the workmen wanted it.
Then he moved on to his next project of picking up something or depositing trash in a large bin at street level.
There were cement trucks on two sides of the building forcing cement to the floor where the men were working.
The cement was coming up through the long red piping on the left.
Our view of the bridge over which we entered the city the day before.
I could get used to this kind of relaxing life. 🙂
But, it was time to move on…
…go down the elevator a few floors – around the circular hallway – take our suitcases to the car – and head north.
We could see Lake Superior almost the entire drive to the Canadian border.
Because there isn’t much traffic and a lot of no-passing lanes, we followed this driver for a long time – probably an hour.
Occasionally we met other drivers.
This truck was behind us for about the same length of time we followed the red one – until we stopped for a break.
It was a beautiful drive, and nice to see something other than lake now and then.
We decided that this driver must have a mud lane, and when he/she turned left, we saw a really long dirt road.
The farther north we traveled, the more we saw snow and ice.
A Thunder Bay mountain.
After unpacking our suitcases at the motel, Cerwin called Chaplain Sam, who said they were having supper at the truck stop, so we headed to Pass Lake – maybe 20 to 30 minutes from Thunder Bay.
There it is – the chapel we delivered in October.
We had a great time visiting with Sam and Janet and catching up on each other’s lives.
We couldn’t get a good view of Lake Superior in this area, but asked Sam and Janet if it was still frozen – as it appeared – and they said it was.
We headed back to Thunder Bay – and our motel – as the sun slowly set in the western horizon.
It was another amazing day on God’s fabulous earth.