On The Road

On The Road
Dutch Star and Subaru ready to go

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day Six on the road to Ottawa

We had planned to spend the night in Michigan close to the border and drove off the highway to check out a KOA campground. When we got there it was like driving into Disney Land park with a million kids running around and RVs parked everywhere. After asking us if we had a reservation, we were told that there might be one back-in spot with limited hook-ups. We told them no thanks and had to have one of their staff guide us through the park and out to the exit. We decided that crowded parks were not for us plus the dogs would be barking all night at the kids playing outside.
We needed fuel and noticed there was not near as many large trucks on the highway in northern Michigan as compared to what we were used to seeing in the rest of the country and therefore not as many truck stops. But we managed to fill up before the border as fuel is cheaper in the U.S. than Canada.
Crossing the border at Port Huron was fast and easy with the girl at the Canadian border station after asking where we were from and where we were going, smiled and said you're not the typical Texans because you don't have any guns.
Once in Ontario we stayed on highway 402 to London and then on highway 401 stopping at one of the big Service Center/Rest Areas for the night. From here its about 350 miles to Ottawa and we should make it there tomorrow.