Two summers ago Sarah and I made our more-or-less semi-annual pilgrimage to Kenora, ON. We drove each way - which we prefer to do, because that drive is just so beautiful and it gives us some time alone together - and when we were about to leave to return to Toronto we discovered that our little niece, Samantha, had left her "Dora the Explorer" doll behind when she and her family returned to Pickering a day or two ahead of us. So we offered to bring it back with us, which gave me an idea for an homage to Amelie. I decided that I would take pictures of Dora visiting some landmarks on her way home and, since we couldn't return the doll for about a week, I would send an email each day to Sammy and her parents "from Dora" with a picture of where she was spending her time. This is how that turned out:
|Dora and Husky the Muskie, Kenora|
|Dora and Maximillian Moose, Dryden|
|Dora and Bronze Terry Fox, Thunder Bay|
|Dora and The Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay|
|Dora in Marathon|
|Dora and Winnie-the-Pooh, White River|
|Dora and the Canada Goose, Wawa|
|Dora and her ride|
Apparently, Dora slept through the entire last day of the trip as the final picture she posed for was in Wawa. She refused to come out of her dressing room after that. Typical celebrity behaviour.
We've passed each of those landmarks several times now but they've never looked more interesting than when Dora was demonstrating them for us!