Neil Young starts one of his great songs (Helpless) with the line, "There is a town in North Ontario…" but I don’t think he was singing about Dryden – where I’m spending the night. I am enroute from Centre City Canada to Toronto. I’m by myself with the iPod cranking great Boomer tunes through the Acura’s Bose system (Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler/Dire Straights, Sting, Chris Falson, Peter Gabriel et al). Knopfler’s Brothers in Arms has to be one of the all time great songs – especially the live version. I had it cranked as I left Centre City in the early evening.
Blogging will be sporadic for the next few days as I make the trip. Where I get wi-fi I’ll update.
Northern Ontario is stunningly beautiful. I wish I had some better shots on this computer but I’ve included one of Imbi’s shots from her trip last fall. (I’m missing her great shots from last September.)There is snow in this shot (it was November) and although there was no snow on the ground, I did experience a small snow shower on the way into Dryden tonight.
BTW: I just noticed that Mark Knopfler is playing the Molson Ampitheatre in Toronto on July the 7th. Liam, Imbi and I will have to get tickets! (Imbi and I saw Dire Straits live at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1986. The concert was incredible – which is quite amazing considering the barn MLG was.)