|The end of the four lane approaching the French River|
|The French River Trading Post from the new highway|
|Looking at the old Pickerel River Bridge from the new one|
|Last week we were on that other highway|
We stopped in Parry Sound at McDonald's for coffee and a bathroom break. It was really a chance for me to wake up again. The rest of the way to Highway 401 in Toronto was uneventful except for one stretch at the Aurora exit on 400 where I suddenly noticed the 80 KPH reduced speed sign. Looking down, I saw that we were doing 132 which could trigger a seven day licence suspension and vehicle impoundment (50 KPH over is where this draconian roadside justice comes into play). I slowed down.
|Eastbound traffic being held up on 401 for an unknown reason|
|The stopped line up eastbound went on for a long time|
We took a detour through Waterloo so I could show Sandy our new home.
|Our unit is 14 floors up (15th floor with no 13)|
We arrived at the Best Western Plus in Woodstock just before 6:00 PM. After checking in, we headed over to Heather and Tom's where a modified Halloween was underway. Heather, Sandy and I walked the neighborhood with Jasper and Fiona as they visited homes which creatively dealt with the Trick or Treating under COVID conditions.
|Heather and Tom's distancing solution - take one|
|Somebody inventing obits for still-living neighbors|
|Getting treats while keeping distanced|
|This household went all out|
After we finished the walk through the neighborhood, where a surprising number of houses were still offering the kids candy, we went back to the house and spent some time with the Jasper and Fiona. Then we returned to the hotel after making a stop at a Subway to pick up something for supper.
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