On our way into the city we made the stop at the Terry Fox Statue, with its tremendous view of T’Bay. Due to my sun burn we decided to take it easy and let the kids do some shopping at ToysRUs. It was amazing to see them playing with something instead of on their devices.
The next day we made our way to Fort William Historical Park, which is a living history site showing a reconstructed fort from the Canadian Fur Trade in the early 1800’s. Its a fort, the kids would love it, we could see some actors portray various roles around the fort, etc. Sounds great!
However, you need to walk through a forest/marshland from the visitor center, in order to get to the park. Bear in mind that I have covered parts of my body with cream to help with the sunburn. Also, bear in mind that the weather in Thunder Bay is uncharacteristically hot and humid during our visit. And, don’t forget that the kids are still a little gun-shy, having been introduced to black flies a couple of days ago in Wawa.
The mosquitos feasted on all of us, but particularly liked the look of me. Especially where I had cream applied to my sunburnt legs and arms. The 10 minute walk was an interesting exercise, and when we finally came to the fort, there was a young woman who was tending a fire and was in character… which she thankfully broke to go into her supply box and handed over some bug spray that I sprayed liberally. The kids and Nicole stood in the smoke of the fire, and we eventually made it to the fort.
We wandered around a little bit, talked with some of the actors/recreators and had the kids enlist as ‘voyageurs’, but we had to eventually just give up and leave as the bugs were too much. I was ready to gut it out, but Nicole and the kids were ready to throw in the towel.
So we went bowling.
I gave up counting the mosquito bites after I hit 50 :/