Our daughter Lindsey, and grandkids Cameron and Sadie out for a walk at Baxter Conservation Area south of Ottawa, Ontario. Photo taken by Ruth October 26 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Heading for the U.S.

We all ended up having a really nice afternoon and evening yesterday. And yes, Sherman is very happy to have new boots!

After we left London, we took the backroads down to the north shore of Lake Erie. It's a really nice drive along the Talbot Trail...no traffic and a nice road surface driving through farm country.

We saw a sign for a conservation area and so we took a short dirt road down to a nice walking area on the shore.

Ruth and Whiskey playing on the shore

Whiskey loves to play on the beach

Kevin and Whiskey on the shore of Lake Erie

We left the conservation area and continued west to the Port Glasgow Marina and Yacht Club. We had stopped here for the night exactly two years ago so we knew that it was a good spot for a peaceful nights sleep. And sure enough, it was...only heard the sound of the waves all night long. Nobody else around.

Sherman, parked for the night

And what a nice night it was. Full moon and clear sky at dusk.

Just finished putting another $50 of gas into Sherman. Will enter the U.S. later this morning, so we'll fill up again there because it is at least 20% cheaper. We're at an Esso gas station and about to get back on highway 401 to take us the last 90 kms (54 miles) or so to the border and the city of Detroit. Then, as we did two years ago, we plan on heading to the Cabelas store for the night because they have free RV parking, and water and a dump station.

Here's our drive from Friday...

188 kms (117 miles)



  1. You found free WIFI at a gas station?

    Good thing you are almost across, I assumed gas was cheaper (although they still complain it's expensive).

    Drive safe!!!
    (great pictures!)

  2. In another hour you should be in the US. Welcome to the States, hope your drive today goes well for you let us know where you are for the night, Just about all the McDonalds have free wi-fi. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. We have done that too, at a marina. What a nice place to boondock. Plus Steveio and his dad and brothers were going out in a boat at 4am for charter fishing, so we were okay with staying there. But nobody came around or checked, so I think those would be great places to boondock even if you weren't fishing. Much quieter than a truck stop or a Wal-mart if you only want to catch some quick overnight Z's.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. WBY...Yes, we had free wifi at the gas station, you would be amazed where you can find it. Libraries are usually one of the best places.

    Sam and Donna...Yes we are in the States now and we don't have to worry about another border crossing for about a month now. McDonald's and a number of hotels have free wifi, so it's not usually hard to find it. Last night it was because we were in the boonies!

    Karen and Steve...We have had lots of success with marinas. We stayed at them or little harbours when we travelled out east two summers ago. Never had a problem. They are usually very quiet and very pretty...we like that!

    Kevin and Ruth


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