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Assistant Village Idiot
Flin Flon - one of those twin cities deals only three quarters is in Manitoba, the other in Saskatchewan. Been there twice, one on purpose, once by accident. The Pas is South on the same road in Manitoba. Not sure about Thompson though.
Named after a guy by the name of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin (I had to look up the spelling).
Bobby Clark of NHL fame was from there.
We were fishing Snow Lake (East of Flin Flon) for Pike and whiting. Monster pike. HUGE PIKE!!! :>)
I actually made it to Flin Flon once. At least to the Saskatchewan side. You start out from the far NW corner of North Dakota and drive for two days. (Three new H.S. Graduates with nothing to do? Why not?)
It was worth the trip, just because I can now say I've been there.
I don't know if we made Manitoba or not because I don't remember which side of the line the Bar was on. We hit that, had a few, crashed in the car, and went back home.
We took a week going back, though. It was pretty much a 10 day Wanderjahr for us. You had to be where we were anyway to know that we didn't see much of anything any more desolate than were we were going back to.
Us Military Brats had some strange experiences, but it was pretty much fun, and we all survived.
Took a train from Winnipeg to Churchill to see the Polar bears. Stopped at The Pas both ways. Saw there was a spur line to Flin Flon. thought aobut taking it-wish I had. Didn't realize there was road access. May try that this year.
Was told the train route is worth taking just for the landscapes.