Day 5 - Espanola, Ontario to Bayfield, Ontario

Day 5 of the Ride for Miracles for Children’s Miracle Network begins in Espanola, Ontario, kicking off early again at about 7:30am, and headed out in some cool 50 degree weather.  The journey covered just about every different landscape of Canada.  We started off in the rocky hills, went through some lake and stream areas, drove through some farm land that reminded me of home, and then ended on the rocky shores of the east bank of Huron Lake.  We have now seen and touched two of the five great lakes; Lake Superior and Lake Huron.  We will check Lake Ontario off the list tomorrow and get Lake Erie on Sunday. 

We again got to meet quite a few awesome Canadian people.  We had dinner in Bayfield at The Albion Restaurant and talked with a few different servers and Mike “Sheriff” Jolley had the opportunity to meet the kitchen staff and the owner.  We also ran into a group of Canadian bikers that came into town from a few hours away.  As we got to talking with the group, we once again found out that just about everyone you run into knows someone touched by CMN.  Our server who also works as a nanny, told us that one of the kids she watches over was a premature baby.

Tomorrow's journey has us heading across Ontario over to the Niagara Falls area. We will be taking video and pictures from both the Canada side and the American side of the Falls.  We have had a lot of kids asking to see the Niagara Falls, and want to make sure we get to show them as much of it as possible.  We will even be going on the Maid of Mist boat down near the bottom of the falls. We should cross back over the border about 2 PM and at that time, we should have our live feed back up and going again for our Maid of the Mist boat tour at Niagara Falls, so keep your fingers crossed!

Don't forget to keep checking the website www.miracleriders.com for our daily photos, videos and our blog.  We are always on the lookout for scavenger hunt ideas, so talk to your kids and find out what they would like to see the Miracle Riders do, just send us a tweet or post a comment to St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network Facebook page.