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Courier Travels to Dresden, Canada

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    Susan Lopez Ferguson (left) holds an edition of the Elgin Courier with David Fenske, Sr. (right) in a tomato field in Dresden, Canada.
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    Jerry Lesy (right) discusses his fields and harvest with David Fenske, Sr. (left). Courtesy photos
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    A copy of the Elgin Courier is compared with some of the large vegetables that David and Susan encountered in Canada.

Over the last few years, my father, David Fenske, has traveled with four of his children one-by-one to Canada. David says is was his last trip to Canada. He took daughter Susan Lopez Ferguson on September 15 through 19, 2019.

They stayed in Windsor, Canada every night, but on Tuesday, September 17 they rented a car and traveled towards Niagara Falls, Canada.

On the way they left the main roads and traveled through smaller towns and saw the sites. They ended up in Dresden, Canada where they encountered bountiful fields of soy beans, corn, tomatoes, white radishes and humungous banana peppers.

As they were taking in all the sites, they saw a farmer on a tractor with white trailers heeded to the field to harvest, so David and Susan followed. The local farmer, Jerry Lesy, explained how they harvested the crops of tomatoes and how they were harvested for the Del Monte company for canning all over the place. Jerry allowed them to watch and see how they harvest the tomatoes on the equipment and how the computer in the machine didn’t let the green tomatoes go through.

After over an hour there, they headed on their way to were they enjoyed all the fresh vegetables and saw the small road stands where they were selling them. They went on to Niagara Falls and did a helicopter tour, and then later walked and took photos of the falls.

This daughter and father time is unforgettable for Susan.