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Posted: 6/27/2015 11:18:59 PM EDT
My wife and I are driving out to Oak Harbor, WA for her high school reunion this August. She's flying back and I'll be taking a leisurely drive back alone (I'm figuring 7-10 days), to do some sightseeing and take a lot of pictures.

While I was originally planning on coming back through the US it dawned on me that I'm already pretty much at the Canadian border. So now I'm considering going up through the Kamloops area, the across Canada to Niagara Falls and back down the US from there.

Total distance is only about an additional 200 miles, driving time about 9-10 hours extra.

Driving across the US I would be inclined to just wing it, being fairly certain that I can find food, fuel, and accommodations pretty much anywhere.  I'm not so sure about that across the heartlands of Canada. I would also need to budget additional costs for mobile phone and wireless data ( I'll need to work about an hour each day which requires net access).

So is the Canadian route idea totally nuts?  Or worth it as a trip I'm not likely to ever have an easy opportunity to try again (I'm old)?
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:22:02 PM EDT


It's a great idea until you clear the Rockies, then not so much.






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I've driven from Colorado to PA a couple of times. I think that comment applies there as well.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:45:12 PM EDT
I have done the drive from Seattle to Calgary.

I would recommend you going across I 90 to Coeur d' Alene, North thru Sandpoint and on to Banff.  I think you will see more of the mountains that way.  The northern route has some good things about it as well.  Once you get to Calgary, it's pretty boring.

Good luck and have fun.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:48:18 PM EDT
Plan stops along the way.

The wife and I drove from CT out to MO and back, hitting 8 baseball stadiums along the way.  Also stopped at Notre Dame, some breweries, and did sight-seeing in Chicago.  There's a lot to do, you just need to plan it out.

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:49:29 PM EDT
No guns.

Even though the prairie provinces are flat and boring, I still think it is scenic.

I say drive through Canuckistan, and enjoy new scenery.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:01:14 AM EDT
Add 20-40% to your gas budget if you do.

Also be prepared for slower speeds and the occasional long traffic delay for road repair where the trans Canada is only 2 lanes.
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I've driven and done a light of sightseeing east of the Mississippi, so from that point on, it's pretty much see how fast I can get home. What I had planned to do was pretty unstructured. I'm going to go through maps and tourist guides and look for interesting things to visit and photograph on the trip. The Canada route came to mind today as I was sitting at the local AAA office ordering up maps, triptiks and guide books.
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My wife and I are driving out to Oak Harbor, WA for her high school reunion this August. She's flying back and I'll be taking a leisurely drive back alone (I'm figuring 7-10 days), to do some sightseeing and take a lot of pictures.

While I was originally planning on coming back through the US it dawned on me that I'm already pretty much at the Canadian border. So now I'm considering going up through the Kamloops area, the across Canada to Niagara Falls and back down the US from there.

Total distance is only about an additional 200 miles, driving time about 9-10 hours extra.

Driving across the US I would be inclined to just wing it, being fairly certain that I can find food, fuel, and accommodations pretty much anywhere.  I'm not so sure about that across the heartlands of Canada. I would also need to budget additional costs for mobile phone and wireless data ( I'll need to work about an hour each day which requires net access).

So is the Canadian route idea totally nuts?  Or worth it as a trip I'm not likely to ever have an easy opportunity to try again (I'm old)?
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I would avoid Ontario.  The Trans Canada Highway is dangerous single lane road in Northern Ontario.  The highway is great in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  But Northern Ontario is best avoided.  
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:03:44 AM EDT
Poll fail.

Id say yes, youre insane.
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It looks like the route hits Ontario at Whiteshell, then heads east southeast to Thunder Bay, then following 17 along the Great Lakes. It looks like 11 (also marked as the TCH) heads along a more northerly route.
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I would avoid Ontario.  The Trans Canada Highway is dangerous single lane road in Northern Ontario.  The highway is great in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  But Northern Ontario is best avoided.  







It looks like the route hits Ontario at Whiteshell, then heads east southeast to Thunder Bay, then following 17 along the Great Lakes. It looks like 11 (also marked as the TCH) heads along a more northerly route.




 
There is fuck all past Thunder Bay on the way to Terrace Bay. I lost cell signal maybe 30 to 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and then picked it up spottily, then fully about Terrace Bay.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:14:02 AM EDT
If your route takes you through E. WA let me know, I love showing off my hometown.
Wenatchee, WA
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My wife and I are driving out to Oak Harbor, WA for her high school reunion this August. She's flying back and I'll be taking a leisurely drive back alone (I'm figuring 7-10 days), to do some sightseeing and take a lot of pictures.

While I was originally planning on coming back through the US it dawned on me that I'm already pretty much at the Canadian border. So now I'm considering going up through the Kamloops area, the across Canada to Niagara Falls and back down the US from there.

Total distance is only about an additional 200 miles, driving time about 9-10 hours extra.

Driving across the US I would be inclined to just wing it, being fairly certain that I can find food, fuel, and accommodations pretty much anywhere.  I'm not so sure about that across the heartlands of Canada. I would also need to budget additional costs for mobile phone and wireless data ( I'll need to work about an hour each day which requires net access).

So is the Canadian route idea totally nuts?  Or worth it as a trip I'm not likely to ever have an easy opportunity to try again (I'm old)?



I would avoid Ontario.  The Trans Canada Highway is dangerous single lane road in Northern Ontario.  The highway is great in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  But Northern Ontario is best avoided.  

I drove from Skagway ,Alaska to Tysons Corners , Virginia once . Western Canada was nice. Good roads,not much traffic ( December)  Only police are RCMP. Ontario has OPP and lots of traffic. I would avoid Ontario.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:35:07 AM EDT
don't do it in winter time
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:46:36 AM EDT
Much of that drive within Canada would be incredibly boring for you.



Eastern AB, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are just flat, bald prairie.  



You would see some cool shit through BC into western AB, and when you cross back into Ontario, however.



Keep in mind that gas is about $4.50/gallon because of our taxes, so you'll have to budget for the increased fuel use as well.



Don't worry about finding accommodation or gas or food if you come into Canada.  There's a decent sized town every 150-200 miles or so.  



But yeah, I'm not kidding - that drive through Saskatchewan is fucking killer boring.  
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Much of that drive within Canada would be incredibly boring for you.



Eastern AB, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are just flat, bald prairie.  



You would see some cool shit through BC into western AB, and when you cross back into Ontario, however.



Keep in mind that gas is about $4.50/gallon because of our taxes, so you'll have to budget for the increased fuel use as well.



Don't worry about finding accommodation or gas or food if you come into Canada.  There's a decent sized town every 150-200 miles or so.  



But yeah, I'm not kidding - that drive through Saskatchewan is fucking killer boring.  
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Yup. Drive 200 miles, take your first left. Drive 150 miles, and take the first right. etc...



 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:03:09 AM EDT
You need a passport
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Thanks for the offer, but my wife wants me to see the Cascades so we will be taking the northern loop, picking up 20 west of Spokane.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:07:44 AM EDT
Heading back to Philly proves that you're insane.
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Pics of wife?
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I wouldn't have the patience for that.
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That's what I was thinking, too.

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:11:39 AM EDT
Do eeet.
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I don't l Iive in Philly, just a convenient reference point.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:19:18 AM EDT
This is too funny.  We just came up to Oak Harbor this evening.  Well actually Coupville 10 miles south.  We did stop off and buy groceries though.  But drive to PA from here, I would go nuts if my wife was with me. Alone maybe.  She don't travel well.  Salem Or was far enough.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:26:43 AM EDT
Why canada eh?  Id go through the US
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you don't have a passport.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:56:53 AM EDT
I drove from seattle to Milwaukee in a few days, going the speed limit because my truck was filled with guns, ammo, chemicals, propane, and powder.

Nevar again.
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I've been on the island a half dozen times before,  so know it pretty well. Last time we did a VRBO in Coupville for the week.

My wife is good on road trips;  she would love to do the Canada drive but can't afford the extra vacation time.
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That's not eastern washington....that's north central.

I was there last week, and should be there for the next 14 months mon thru fri.

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Link Posted: 6/28/2015 4:13:00 AM EDT
Seems a little excessive just to avoid the mandatory speeding ticket passing thru Ohio.

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Thought that was just a tourist attraction. You know, that long line of semi's at the border of Ohio on I-70, all pulled over and waiting to get their tickets written.
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you don't have a passport.


That's a good point.  It could change your plans...

If so, then go through Stevens Pass so your wife can experience the Cascades.  Stop in Leavenworth and stay there of Wenatchee for the first day.  Then head to Idaho/Montana so you can see more mountains!!!  Take lots of pictures because you won't see any more for the rest of your trip!!!
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If so, then go through Stevens Pass so your wife can experience the Cascades.  Stop in Leavenworth and stay there of Wenatchee for the first day.  Then head to Idaho/Montana so you can see more mountains!!!  Take lots of pictures because you won't see any more for the rest of your trip!!!
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Passport is not an issue.

My wife is from Washington, that would be why we are going to her high school reunion there. She also went to Whitman College in Walla Walla, so is pretty familiar with the southeast corner of the state as well as the northwest; she's actually travelled all overt he state and has a pretty fair idea of what to see.. She's been through most of the Cascade range and wanted me to see at least part of it. That was some of the motivation for the driving part of this trip.

As I said in an earlier post, we will be doing the north Cascades loop on the way out on the way between Spokane and Oak Harbor.
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  There is fuck all past Thunder Bay on the way to Terrace Bay. I lost cell signal maybe 30 to 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and then picked it up spottily, then fully about Terrace Bay.
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I would avoid Ontario.  The Trans Canada Highway is dangerous single lane road in Northern Ontario.  The highway is great in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  But Northern Ontario is best avoided.  



It looks like the route hits Ontario at Whiteshell, then heads east southeast to Thunder Bay, then following 17 along the Great Lakes. It looks like 11 (also marked as the TCH) heads along a more northerly route.

  There is fuck all past Thunder Bay on the way to Terrace Bay. I lost cell signal maybe 30 to 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and then picked it up spottily, then fully about Terrace Bay.


Got home last evening from another circle of Lake Superior on the bike.  17 is metric butt loads of scenic fun, but yeah, it's probably not going to qualify as especially safe or full of support if anything goes wrong by the standards of many people.  

Rode for about 45 minutes in pretty dense fog W. of Nipigon Friday AM (worst of it was by the Ouimet Canyon turnoff) that was pretty nerve-wracking.

Passed a moose lumbering along at that goofy trot they use in the side ditch/verge between Schreiber and Terrace Bay that then crossed the road behind me.  Would've been a real game ender if it'd gotten on the road and I'd hit it at speed, but as it was, approaching traffic warned me in advance (flashing headlights on and off up there isn't just to warn about piddly stuff like speed traps...)   For me, it's all part of the appeal.  YMMV

FWIW, when I exchanged US for Canadian currency at the cashier's counter at the Grand Portage, MN casino, got something like $0.85 US dollars to Canadian ($200 became around $170) and gas on the other side of the border was running Can $1.22/Liter and up (translates to doggone expensive!).

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I've been on the island a half dozen times before,  so know it pretty well. Last time we did a VRBO in Coupville for the week.

My wife is good on road trips;  she would love to do the Canada drive but can't afford the extra vacation time.
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This is too funny.  We just came up to Oak Harbor this evening.  Well actually Coupville 10 miles south.  We did stop off and buy groceries though.  But drive to PA from here, I would go nuts if my wife was with me. Alone maybe.  She don't travel well.  Salem Or was far enough.


I've been on the island a half dozen times before,  so know it pretty well. Last time we did a VRBO in Coupville for the week.

My wife is good on road trips;  she would love to do the Canada drive but can't afford the extra vacation time.


We were stationed at NAS Widbey in the early 80s.  Probably our favorite but shortest duty station.  We now have a friend who has 2 houses on Admirals Cove.  He lets us use the cabin whenever we want.  Only second time up here for this.  But brings back some really sweet memories.  Until the jets start flying.  We leave the house when they do.  Anyway.  Have fun on the island.
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Got home last evening from another circle of Lake Superior on the bike.  17 is metric butt loads of scenic fun, but yeah, it's probably not going to qualify as especially safe or full of support if anything goes wrong by the standards of many people.  



Rode for about 45 minutes in pretty dense fog W. of Nipigon Friday AM (worst of it was by the Ouimet Canyon turnoff) that was pretty nerve-wracking.



Passed a moose lumbering along at that goofy trot they use in the side ditch/verge between Schreiber and Terrace Bay that then crossed the road behind me.  Would've been a real game ender if it'd gotten on the road and I'd hit it at speed, but as it was, approaching traffic warned me in advance (flashing headlights on and off up there isn't just to warn about piddly stuff like speed traps...)   For me, it's all part of the appeal.  YMMV



FWIW, when I exchanged US for Canadian currency at the cashier's counter at the Grand Portage, MN casino, got something like $0.85 US dollars to Canadian ($200 became around $170) and gas on the other side of the border was running Can $1.22/Liter and up (translates to doggone expensive!).

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I would avoid Ontario.  The Trans Canada Highway is dangerous single lane road in Northern Ontario.  The highway is great in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  But Northern Ontario is best avoided.  







It looks like the route hits Ontario at Whiteshell, then heads east southeast to Thunder Bay, then following 17 along the Great Lakes. It looks like 11 (also marked as the TCH) heads along a more northerly route.


  There is fuck all past Thunder Bay on the way to Terrace Bay. I lost cell signal maybe 30 to 45 minutes outside of Thunder Bay and then picked it up spottily, then fully about Terrace Bay.





Got home last evening from another circle of Lake Superior on the bike.  17 is metric butt loads of scenic fun, but yeah, it's probably not going to qualify as especially safe or full of support if anything goes wrong by the standards of many people.  



Rode for about 45 minutes in pretty dense fog W. of Nipigon Friday AM (worst of it was by the Ouimet Canyon turnoff) that was pretty nerve-wracking.



Passed a moose lumbering along at that goofy trot they use in the side ditch/verge between Schreiber and Terrace Bay that then crossed the road behind me.  Would've been a real game ender if it'd gotten on the road and I'd hit it at speed, but as it was, approaching traffic warned me in advance (flashing headlights on and off up there isn't just to warn about piddly stuff like speed traps...)   For me, it's all part of the appeal.  YMMV



FWIW, when I exchanged US for Canadian currency at the cashier's counter at the Grand Portage, MN casino, got something like $0.85 US dollars to Canadian ($200 became around $170) and gas on the other side of the border was running Can $1.22/Liter and up (translates to doggone expensive!).



Holy shit, you got totally smoked.  



The CAD is shit right now with the price of oil.



 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:03:54 PM EDT
Just use your CC when possible.  They will give you the best exchange rate with no fees.
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Really. The current exchange rate is pretty much the opposite of what you posted; $1 USD = $1.23 CDN

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Really. The current exchange rate is pretty much the opposite of what you posted; $1 USD = $1.23 CDN




Yeah, I know.  Looked it up before posting.  This place didn't do a bad rate of exchange in the past, but thanks to what they pulled, this time was the last.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 4:09:25 PM EDT
Based on feedback here and talking it over with my wife, here's where I currently stand on possible route

Oak Harbor, WA to Kamloops, BC
Kamloops, BC to Calgary, AB
Calgary, AB to Rapid City, SD (never been to Mt. Rushmore)
Rapid City, SD to St. Louis, MO  (specifically, the Gateway Arch)
St. Louis, MO to Knoxville, TN (leisurely trip; we're currently house hunting in KY, TN, and WV for a retirement-ish home)
Knoxville, to Home

Just under 3700 miles, anywhere from 7 - 10 days depending on my sightseeing. This also has the advantage of not duplicating our outbound route with the exception of the portions on the PA Turnpike.





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Based on feedback here and talking it over with my wife, here's where I currently stand on possible route



Oak Harbor, WA to Kamloops, BC

Kamloops, BC to Calgary, AB

Calgary, AB to Rapid City, SD (never been to Mt. Rushmore)

Rapid City, SD to St. Louis, MO  (specifically, the Gateway Arch)

St. Louis, MO to Knoxville, TN (leisurely trip; we're currently house hunting in KY, TN, and WV for a retirement-ish home)

Knoxville, to Home



Just under 3700 miles, anywhere from 7 - 10 days depending on my sightseeing. This also has the advantage of not duplicating our outbound route with the exception of the portions on the PA Turnpike.



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I can't speak to the American side, but that's a good route for Canadian at least.  You miss all of the boring stuff.
 
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I took a wander around Google Earth; it does look like the Canadian plains are much more desolate and boring than the US equivalent. And the currently posted route does take me through much more interesting territory in western Canada, ending in Banff before heading southeast and back to the US.
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I can't speak to the American side, but that's a good route for Canadian at least.  You miss all of the boring stuff.



 




I took a wander around Google Earth; it does look like the Canadian plains are much more desolate and boring than the US equivalent. And the currently posted route does take me through much more interesting territory in western Canada, ending in Banff before heading southeast and back to the US.


Canada is about the least-populated country in the world.  There's basically nothing up here if you get too far off of the major routes.  Even on the major routes there's not a lot there outside of the major urban centers.  There's small towns every 40 miles or so with a motel and gas station, but not much else.  
 
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Canada is about the least-populated country in the world.  There's basically nothing up here if you get too far off of the major routes.  Even on the major routes there's not a lot there outside of the major urban centers.  There's small towns every 40 miles or so with a motel and gas station, but not much else.  


 
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I took a wander around Google Earth; it does look like the Canadian plains are much more desolate and boring than the US equivalent. And the currently posted route does take me through much more interesting territory in western Canada, ending in Banff before heading southeast and back to the US.

Canada is about the least-populated country in the world.  There's basically nothing up here if you get too far off of the major routes.  Even on the major routes there's not a lot there outside of the major urban centers.  There's small towns every 40 miles or so with a motel and gas station, but not much else.  


 



Maybe boring to you, since you live there. I enjoyed the prairies. Nice and flat and you can put the pedal to the metal.
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You only live once.  If you have the opportunity, go for it.  Boring is subjective.  I'm sure you can find something worthwhile to justify the trip.
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Based on feedback here and talking it over with my wife, here's where I currently stand on possible route

Oak Harbor, WA to Kamloops, BC
Kamloops, BC to Calgary, AB
Calgary, AB to Rapid City, SD (never been to Mt. Rushmore)
Rapid City, SD to St. Louis, MO  (specifically, the Gateway Arch)
St. Louis, MO to Knoxville, TN (leisurely trip; we're currently house hunting in KY, TN, and WV for a retirement-ish home)
Knoxville, to Home

Just under 3700 miles, anywhere from 7 - 10 days depending on my sightseeing. This also has the advantage of not duplicating our outbound route with the exception of the portions on the PA Turnpike.

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That is a good route for seeing that part of Canada.  

At least consider stopping at Radium Hot Springs and/or Banff.  Beautiful out there.

When did she graduate from Whitman?  I had some classmates go there and I played against them in rugby a number of times.  I know why she wants to avoid Walla Walla!!!
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That is a good route for seeing that part of Canada.  

At least consider stopping at Radium Hot Springs and/or Banff.  Beautiful out there.

When did she graduate from Whitman?  I had some classmates go there and I played against them in rugby a number of times.  I know why she wants to avoid Walla Walla!!!
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The route does go through Banff; I plan on spending some time there.

My wife was at Whitman in the late 70's. Met her first husband there and married him when she was a junior. He went to Northeastern for grad school and she finished her BA there and her MA at Simmons.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 8:17:44 PM EDT
I know the route goes through Banff but it sounded like you weren't stopping there.  You will enjoy it up there. It truly is God's Country!

I was at Whitman a number of times in the 90s.  I guess we missed paths by a bit...
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 7:49:31 AM EDT
I did not realize how much of interest there was in the little southwestern corner of South Dakota. Spearfish, Deadwood, and Mt. Rushmore should make for an interesting day.
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