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  • Biddco
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    Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
    What, the architecture was uninspiring?

    Sorry that the Thunder Bay portion of the trip didn't work out. Gotta believe there's a diamond in the rough or two, we just didn't have anybody able to point you in the right direction...

    Obviously it was too early for skiing to be an option, but I will say that I've had a couple of good ski days in Thunder Bay. It's been a long time, but IIRC the top local area is called Loch Lommond.
    a trip to the Gwoz house would have been funny...should have made it more of a priority. I am looking forward to seeing how much my international roaming charges will be.

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  • pgb-ohio
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    Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
    2. Locate George Gwozdecky's childhood home and take a humorous photo in front of said structure.
    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
    Thunder Bay is boring. Not going back.
    What, the architecture was uninspiring?

    Sorry that the Thunder Bay portion of the trip didn't work out. Gotta believe there's a diamond in the rough or two, we just didn't have anybody able to point you in the right direction...

    Obviously it was too early for skiing to be an option, but I will say that I've had a couple of good ski days in Thunder Bay. It's been a long time, but IIRC the top local area is called Loch Lommond.

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  • Biddco
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    Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    It's the lack of decent hockey...
    It's true. The Thunderwolves are terrible (UMD played them a few times in the last few years)
    As for the trip...Thunder Bay was just like Superior, Wisconsin. Blue collar and run down in many places. There wasn't much to do besides have Tim Horton's, go to a park for a photo of the Sleeping Giant and go to their Mall. My dad was very impressed with Tim Horton's and we laughed at how crazy long the line at the Mall was. I was impressed with how cheap hockey sticks were). There were nice ones just for 60 loonies...but I didn't buy one. My dad and brother were tired of seeing whatever falls so we didn't make it to the one outside of town.

    Otherwise we made it to many parks on the North Shore. We hit up Tettegouche, Temperence, Cascade, CR Magney and Grand Portage. CR Magney was my favorite as we were within 40 feet of a bald eagle, we saw salmon and a beaver. The Devil's Kettle is very neato. A hidden gem on the trip was the Caribou Falls. It was a mile hike from a wayside rest and the gorge was impressive. I even waded in the water and it was freezing.

    Great trip up the shore and I'll never go back to Thunder Bay.

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    Originally posted by Biddco View Post
    I'll post more on my trip later this week... Thunder Bay is boring. Not going back.

    It's the lack of decent hockey...

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  • Biddco
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    I'll post more on my trip later this week... Thunder Bay is boring. Not going back.

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  • Biddco
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    Tim Hortons is good. Yay for free wireless!

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  • Biddco
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    I'm annoying my brother and father with Tim Hortons talk.

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  • MinnesotaNorthStar
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    Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
    5. Find a local cafe and sit at the counter. Start talking to yourself out loud, expressing your delight and wonderment that US Hockey has surpassed Canadian Hockey in all respects. Gauge the reaction.
    Make sure to wear body armor...

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  • huskyfan
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    Thunder Bay? must go Hoito Cafe.

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  • pgb-ohio
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    Some ideas for a Thunder Bay Quest:

    1. Visit Lakehead University and purchase a Thunderwolves Hockey T-Shirt or Jersey.
    2. Locate George Gwozdecky's childhood home and take a humorous photo in front of said structure.
    3. Find a logo puck from from one of Thunder Bay's Junior Hockey teams. Bonus points if the team is named Fort Williams or Port Arthur. (Thunder Bay used to be two separate cities.)
    4. Visit Kakabeka Falls. Do a gushing camcorder video proclaiming it to be "better than Niagara."
    5. Find a local cafe and sit at the counter. Start talking to yourself out loud, expressing your delight and wonderment that US Hockey has surpassed Canadian Hockey in all respects. Gauge the reaction.

    OK, I'm not serious about #5. But if you do any of the first four, let us know!

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  • Biddco
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    Suggestions for things to do in Thunder Bay? We are only going to spend a few hours in town...

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  • huskyfan
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    we go to Canada to stock up on Tim Horton's coffee. it extra leaded and isn't sold in the US. I've been told the donuts are different too. don't know about that, but boy are they ever good in Canada!

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  • Beer Pong Horn
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    Or I could, you know, stop at one in northern Ohio

    (Or convince a poster from Michigan to bring donuts to Pittsburgh )

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  • pgb-ohio
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    Yeah, yeah. Take the easy way out.

    Just for the record, I travel enough to know that most MSP-PIT car traffic is going use the turnpike and go through Northern Ohio. And yes, if traveling individually or in pairs over that distance, most will likely fly. We were talking about long distance quests for a donut shop! The quickest way to Pittsburgh is pretty much beside the point.

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  • bigblue_dl
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    Why drive it? They build airplanes for a reason.

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