CanAm RV Centre, Colonel Talbot Road, London, Ont.
We woke up on Friday, Mar. 20th and it was very mild. How appropriate for the first day of spring! It was still windy but not near as bad as it was when we went to bed at 10. The overnight temperature didn’t drop below 64F so it was a nice sleep without heat or heavy blankets necessary. The boys wanted to get on the road early again this morning so we washed, Bill had cereal and we packed up.
|The sky was just lightening up when we followed Ken|
After a bit of a chit chat with the Wilson’s, we pulled out behind the Journey at 7:15 am. The rain had stopped and the winds were minimal although it sounds like we could get some strong gusts along the way today. We’ll just be mindful of that and do what we need to do. It was 66F/19F. There was a wee fingernail sliver of a moon in the southern sky but I couldn’t see it for long and the clouds covered it up.
|It was a ball throw back and forth with the sun and clouds|
It was sure nice to drive on dry pavement with a hint of sun in the sky. We’ll take it compared to the rain for sure! We followed Ken on I-70E and just before the hubbub of Indianapolis caught the I-465 bypass. Kim was keeping us informed of the upcoming Exits and we caught 44B back onto I-70E. We didn’t want to go I-69N, instead heading to Dayton, OH.
Once on the other side of the big city, Ken found a Travel Plaza for fuel at 9:30. Bill also took the opportunity at the Flying J to get our propane tank filled. We’ve been talking about that over the last week so now we’ll be good to go for a while. We got fortunate with the weather on this last travel day as we’re not needing to bundle up each time we are in and out of the truck. The big guy is looking down on us. 😊
|A few collages today so you can see a bit of what we saw|
Fuel prices are gradually climbing but we expected that. We paid $2.85/gal this morning. We were back on the road just before 10 and travelled on dry pavement to connect back to I70E and then I-75N where we heard of an issue. Hmm, we took our chances and took exit 33B.
|An unfortunate turn of events for someone|
The sky opened up and for about 5 minutes we all got dumped on. Then just as things slowed down, the pavement was dry. Weird how that happens.
We stopped at the Piqua Rest Area and regardless of more inconsiderate car drivers, each found a spot. We took care of business and then ate our sandwiches. When we were ready, we walked down to the Journey and said goodbye to our friends.
|Ken and Kim got off I-70E because of road closure warnings on their Garmin|
so followed a detour for about 30 minutes before
coming back on to the interstate at Findlay
They had a nice drive regardless and then learned the closure didn't start yet
We’ve had a really good time traveling with them these last winter months and getting to know them better. We will be making a stop for fuel and making a pick up at Bluewater Shipping in Port Huron before crossing the border and they don’t need to do either one. ☹ Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Our last fuel stop was a decent price
We pulled out of the rest area at 11:40. The journey from there was pretty easy going. We stayed on I-75N for quite a while, turning into the Michigan Information Centre Rest Area for a break. Next on our agenda was one last fuel fill up so we took Exit 17 to a Love’s. We are still pleased with the fuel prices, not as low as we were seeing back in OK but still okay at $2.65/gal. That fill up will get us to London.
|Detroit airport was close|
I love when the jets have to go overhead
The winds have been evident over the last couple of hours but it isn’t interfering with our traveling other than maybe hampering the fuel consumption/mileage. Donna and Gerry were out at the Ridge and it is looking pretty good up the lane.
|My pictures are probably not in order but I am tired so forgive me|
The weather has been mild but is cooling down ridiculously so they didn’t get up to see where we park. When we are ready, Rob has offered to check it out for us. As for here, approaching the border (25 miles), it is now a cool 45F/7C.
|After the bypass 275 around Detroit|
we caught I-94 to Port Huron
|We saw a lot of these signs as we approached Port Huron|
We drove to Bluewater Shipping in Port Huron to pick up a small parcel that we’d ordered a couple of weeks ago and that was easy peasy.
|We ordered new numbers for our Suite door lock|
|The bridge to Canada|
|Yay! Thank you!|
From there to the Bridge to Canada, paid the $9 toll and drove right up to the customs booth. They were all empty, 1st time ever! We were asked 4 questions and out of there within seconds. Literally. The cute young guard handed us an info sheet on the Covid-19 virus regarding quarantine etc. We were ‘home’!
|Four teminals open and we drove right up to the booth|
Never, ever seen it like this before
|O Canada! Glorious and Free!|
and some blue sky showing to welcome us
Thanks for all the support. I’m not keeping this post going any longer, the evening will be short as we are tired. We’ve been on the road for 10 hours. It is windy, very cold (30F/-1C) but we are happy to be home. 😊
Thanks for stopping by. Yay Canada! I'll update in tomorrow's post about our arrival at CanAm.