We left at around 7:50am, which was later than our planned 7:30am start. We were supposed to be at the Canadian Tire in Kemptville for 9:00am for Sherman's emissions test, and we made it at 9:05. They took us in right away, and as expected, Sherman passed with flying colors and the bill was $35 plus tax.
There was a (lack of) "Service Ontario" outlet in Kemptville so we went there to get the license plate sticker. But they didn't have a February 2014 sticker in stock because whoever was in charge of that forgot to order them. So the guy gets on the phone and tries to track one down for me at a place that's along our route. The location in Brockville wouldn't even answer their phone. And the one in Prescott just had an answering machine come on.
But he found one in the town of Smith's Falls, which was a little out of our way, but not bad.
By the time we made it to get the new sticker, it was after 12:00 noon! But at least it's done!
So then we took the backroads down to the Alexandria border crossing into New York. We got lucky with the border guard and after a few questions he decided to send us on our way into the great U.S. of A.
New York at the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River
We stopped in Watertown, NY and bought a few groceries and had a late lunch. Then only another hour or so down the I-81 to the exit towards John and Ellen 's house.
We had originally met fellow RV'ers John and Ellen at Mammoth Cave National Park back in November of last year, and then again in South Carolina last March. They invited us to stop in on our way south, so we were driveway camping last night! Ellen made a nice supper for us, then we took the dogs for a walk and then had a fun game of Euchre.
Driveway camping at John and Ellen's
We have a long drive today into Pennsylvania, so we're getting an early start. It's raining, but I haven't checked the forecast so hopefully it will clear up.
Yesterday's drive, 327 kms (203 miles)