Gordon got me up early this morning saying he wasn't feeling well either and we'd better hit the road. We were out of the KOA around 7:45 a.m., crossed the border shortly after noon. We declared what we had planned to, paid our taxes and went on our merry way. There wasn't much of a lineup at the border either.
Very few people in line at the border
This was on the truck window in the lane next to us
Welcome to Canada
Back in our home province after nearly six months
Some of the Thousand Islands
Crossing the Ivy Lea Bridge into Ontario
When we had our sticks and bricks house we lived in Nepean.
Coming into Ottawa from the south, lots of houses have built up here in the last few years. This used to be fields not so long ago.
A very familiar sign around here although we did notice a few of them around Ohio
This is another familiar sign. Canadian Tire isn't just tires, it's like a department store of stuff for the house, the car, the garden and lots more.
The freeway in Ottawa splits, you go right to go to Montreal and to the left to go to our campground
The road to the campground runs along the Ottawa River
On our way north on Hwy 416 we were listening to an Ottawa radio station. They said that our main (only) east/west route was down to one lane for construction in one spot going eastbound and was backing up so we decided to detour through the city and come out on the other side of the construction. Amazingly considering the time of year we saw very few little snow patches along the route.
We arrived at Recreationland east of Ottawa shortly after 1 p.m. They have free wifi here and our month cost us $582.75 including electric on 30 amp service. It's quite a distance from our doctors and my sister but it's a pretty good price and things are bustling in the east end of the city.
Entrance to Recreationland
Our site - not a lot of people here yet
We've signed up for a month here with an option for another month.
I think we reached about 16C (60F) today although I wasn't really checking too closely.
Gordon is not feeling very well, I hope he doesn't get bronchitis again! Sure glad he was able to get us home AGAIN...........
We're so glad to be back. It always seems like such a long haul and it's worse when you're sick. Sure do miss Texas!