We were both awake and up at 6:30 on Saturday, Apr. 7th. Pretty normal for me but I think nerves for the day, good and bad ones played a part. We were hoping for an early start so that was good. The sky was clear and I watched the sun come up before 7. It was a cold 27F and Black Beauty was sporting a frosty coat. All we wanted to do was wash, pull slides in and go.
Yesterday, we had an Anonymous commenter on my post. Someone who is in this KOA park and follows blogs. That’s kinda cool! This morning we saw Mr. Red Cap and Black Lab walk by but it was before we had stepped out the door. Once we got things closed up, he walked around again and we were able to strike up a conversation. Brian, from Toronto, is heading out about 10 minutes after us on his way home. Safe travels and nice to meet you!
|Can you say c-c-c-camping?|
At 7:35 we turned out of the park onto OH-420 and then I-75N. By 8 we crossed into Michigan. I didn’t see the sign but the roads were the telltale of that crossing. Man, oh man, crappy roads! I sure hope Bill rates this road! Don’t travel too far on it with an rv if you have a choice. Before we left we made up our hot drinks in travel mugs and opted to just munch on our breakfast bars until we arrived in London.
|Getting ready to pull out|
Our last American sleepover
|Leaving early gave us a good head start on the day|
Not much traffic for the most part
|The very creative structure over the bridge at Toledo, OH|
|Always construction, no matter where you go|
this was on I-75 in Michigan
We pulled off at Exit 15 to the Pilot Travel Centre for fuel and had to bite back on the high prices here. No choice, when you need it and it is still cheaper than getting it at home. $3.29/gal for diesel. Ouch! With a full tank, we are back on this nasty interstate. It did actually improve a bit once we got past Wayne, Mi. Clear sailing from there to our Exit 43B to the Bridge to Canada.
|Approaching the Bridge to Canada and what's that red and white?|
Nice to see familiar sights
No line ups, 2 people ahead of us, zip zip. We were asked 3 or 4 questions and wished a good day in all of 2 minutes. Just the way we like it. As soon as we crossed, I texted Donna and we called Dad. They are the worriers and were happy to hear from us, safe and sound back in our own homeland. It was 9:20 and 30F. The sun is glorious and the same in Stratford so that is great. Now we just need to get used to kilometers and Celsius all over again.
|Sunshine and smoke stacks|
Because we didn’t eat, other than a snack bar, we are going straight to the Flying M Truck Stop down the road from our dealer, CanAm. We’ll grab brunch there and the good news is that my son, Patrick, is joining us. I’m glad he is able to drop everything and come and give us a welcome home hug. It was too bad that Nate had swimming lessons so I have to wait to see the little gapher later in the week.
We had a nice meal together and caught up on our stuff and his and it was a great visit, however short. Hopefully, we can get together with all 3 of them Tuesday night before heading up to the Ridge. How could I forget to take a picture? Having too much fun, I guess. After saying goodbye, we drove the short jaunt to the CanAm dealership on Colonel Talbot Road. We set up, got plugged into electric/hydro and popped in the store to say hello.
|Now that is a pretty water tower! :)|
Most everyone was busy but that is typical for this business. Lots of customers filtering around and we did manage to grab a few hugs and hellos without interfering too much. I hope. Katie, Josee, Pat, John, Joe, Andy, Evan, Dan and Kirk a few of the boys in the shop, Ron and Rick. Bill and I walked through a couple of Airstream trailers because we are curious and our minds are always working. We had a nice chat with Dan, he is the youngest salesman at CanAm or at least one of the youngest and a really special young man.
|Looks like winter here, not spring|
|CanAm, our home for the next few days|
There is just too much information for such a short period of time. I finished my post and downloaded a few pictures. We only get 3 channels here and they are Canadian channels so not very entertaining. Other than the news, we can either watch a dvd or read. For supper, we have leftover meatloaf with some potatoes and I can make another salad on the side.
|one of the Airstreams we looked at|
This has been a cold day, but another great day. We are home, we are happy and we are warm. If you are still travelling, which I know some of you are, be safe, make wise decisions and take your time. It is still ‘sprinter’ here in Ontaryario.
|Snuggled up against the building|
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