Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 15 Texas Vacation Xmas 2008

Today is Saturday January 3 2009

We are on the road early and heading for the Detroit border crossing. We bought fuel in Brookville Ohio and then continued on up Interstate 75. Detroit has to be the worst border crossing. Everything is under construction and it is not easy to follow the signs telling you how to get to the bridge. We somehow missed a sign, or misread a sign but before we knew it, we were no longer on I-75 and I don’t have a clue where we are going. Karen was busy trying to get Microsoft Streets and Trips fired up on the laptop, but then I found a sign that said “Bridge to Canada” so we were able to eventually get to the bridge. Not the most direct route, and I am really hating that Detroit border crossing. We had the same troubles last year coming back from Florida. Anyways, we got through Customs ok, not that we ever have anything that would concern them, but it is always a little unsettling.

We stopped at Tim Horton’s in Windsor and bought fuel in Ridgetown.

We are ahead of the storm and I am glad to be back on roads that I am familiar with. We stopped for a couple of hours to visit with Karen’s daughter and grandchildren, and then we continued on to home.

The trip was great and we both really enjoyed South Padre Island. We are already talking about going back for Christmas 2009.

For those of you who like to know such things, here is the raw data.

15 Days

Total KM = 6975 (4334 miles)

Total Fuel Cost in Canadian Dollars = $264.23

Average Hotel Cost in Canadian Dollars = $60.04

Average Daily Food Cost in Canadian Dollars = $34.66

We have a big summer 2009 trip planned and we will be leaving Ontario on July 6, so if you are interested in following us on our Summer Road Trip 2009, please join us on this blog. I will try my best to blog each day from the road.

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