It is the Friday of a long weekend, so we planned to overnight no more than 200 miles from Chicago, so we could be heading through by Noon, or early afternoon at the latest. Fortunately, this was one of those plans that actually worked rather well, with an uneventful and speedy transit through the “Windy City.” Today we pass through three States on our cross-country sojourn.
After just over a month in Atlantic Canada, it is time to move on, crossing back into the United States for a visit with friends in Plymouth MA. Having heard lots of stories of the spectacular Fall colours in the New England States, we are eager to compare with the sights we recently experienced in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Started out from a really soggy Port Huron Campground after many inches of rain last night. Detroit isn’t far away and they got 6″ of rain overnight. While it was bright and sunny on departing the campground, as soon as we cleared customs the clouds rolled in and the temperature went into free fall.
Don’t they get summer in Ontario, or did we miss it?
With the Rally and service centre visits complete it is time to head North and return to Canada for the remainder of August and September. This is the beginning of phase II, of our journey, which will include Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
It is 450 miles to our planned destination in Toronto, but we will stop in Port Huron and arrive a day late.
Dakota Magic Casino to Albert Lea/Austin KOA
Today we had a couple of options; the shortest included back tracking North on I-29, about 80 miles on country roads and through Minneapolis, or the easiest driving I-29 & I-90 option, which was 40 miles longer. In deciding, we also factored into the equation that neither of us slept well due to a car alarm sounding all night in the parking lot. Don’t you just love gamblers!
Read on to find out which option we selected.