We left Plattsburgh yesterday morning and headed for the border crossing between Massena, N.Y. and Cornwall, Ontario.
Filled up with gas at $3.799 a gallon because the gas price in Ottawa is currently $5.10 per gallon. Hopefully I have enough fuel to get us into Detroit next month and I won't have to buy any of this high priced Canadian gas!
Because the Canadian dollar is now stronger than the U.S. dollar, and the fact that it is a Canadian long weekend, there were lineups of cars going into the states. But nobody going into Canada. Makes sense to me. Why would anybody want to go into Canada?
The Canadian border guard asked what we spent and what we had on board and I explained we were over the limit on booze. And we were quite a bit over and we were prepared to pay the taxes on it because it still would have been cheaper than having to buy it in Canada. But he just waved us through as if he didn't care. And that's the way it should be.
Driving into Ottawa
Got into Ottawa and went and visited my mother. She's recently moved to a seniors residence and wants to sell her high rise condo. One of my projects over the next month is to sell it privately for her so we went over there to take some pictures for the advertising.
Nice views from the 19th floor of my mother's condo
Then picked up our son who has the long weekend off work, and drove another 40 minutes up to Ruth's Dad's. Nice to see everybody again. Our daughter is coming to visit at the end of August and we'll have just about everybody together for a little family reunion. It will be great to see how much grandson Cameron will have grown over the last two months!
Sherman and the little car parked up at Ruth's Dad's.
We have lots to accomplish over the next month. Quite a bit of repair and maintenance items on both the motorhome and the little car. Have to get new passports for us and licencing for the vehicles. Have to get a new drivers licence because it was in my lost wallet. So we'll be here just over a month but I'm sure it will go by quickly.
Now, off to change to oil in the motorhome and then decide which project is next!
Yesterday's drive, 180 miles (288 kms)