Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Back in Ontario

We left Erie, PA at about 8:00 a.m. under sunny skies and 46F. It was sunny all the way to Kingston, ON. There were low lying clouds for some of the way but they didn’t affect our sun. It didn’t get as warm today, only 55F and quite windy. We didn’t have nearly the mileage we got yesterday. I think we averaged about 13.0 mpg on our 398 mile trip.

We reached the border at around 2:00 p.m. and a temporary sign was up telling RVs to use the truck lane. We were asked a bunch of questions, then asked to pull over to the right where there was a big white truck. We had to get out of our truck and the x-ray machine x-rayed the whole RV. Then they wanted the slides out and the doors open to the storage areas. Don’t know what they were looking for but they were very neat about it and didn’t rip anything apart. I’m not sure how they decide who to check and who not to check. The whole thing took about 20 minutes, then we were on our way to Rideau Acres at Kingston. We arrived at about 3:00 p.m. but it took almost ½ hour to get checked in. We were set up including satellite dishes by 5:00 p.m.

We’re only staying a week here as their prices have gone up so will have to make reservations in Ottawa. Ottawa Municipal doesn’t open until May 1st and that’s the day we’re leaving Rideau Acres so we’ll either go there or Rideau Heights. I’d rather stay at Ottawa Municipal until our medical appointments are over as it’s quite near our doctor and it’s easier to get in and out of than Rideau Heights. Traffic on Prince of Wales (Rideau Heights is just off P of W) is usually very busy especially at rush hours. I was hoping for a relaxing three weeks here but it’s not to be!

The photo is of our site here at Rideau Acres.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome home folks !!

    Nice to see that you are back in Eastern Ontario. Now to hope for warm/hot waether and low rates at campgrounds


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