Day #164 – Oh, Canada!

LOCATION:  Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
CAMPGROUND:  At our friends’ house outside of town
WEATHER:  Hot – hottest day so far here.  Sunny.  High 86

We scurried around in the morning, trying to get an early start.  I didn’t even have time to use the KOA’s wifi this morning, one of the few of their amenities that we use. 

I was driving and volunteered to get us across the Mackinaw Bridge.  Normally, I give the wheel to George when crossing scary bridges, but I thought I should make myself do it.  It was really frightening!  ….but I DID  it!   From there, we went another hour north to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.  There was hardly any traffic on the highway – kind of weird.

Then, to the border crossing.  There was only one lane open.  There were only 5 vehicles ahead of us, but we waited an hour or more for our turn.  We had entered all of our data (screenshots of our photos and our Covid immunization cards, our quarantine plan,  (if necessary), details of our Covid 19  test, time of crossing,  and our address in Canada, into  the “ArriveCanada” website.  After completing their questionnaire and giving them this info, I got an approval to cross, along with an email and code.  (I did all of this yesterday).  So, when it was our turn to speak to the agent today, we gave him our passports, and he looked up our profile in the “Arrive Canada” website.  After 2 quick questions – do we have guns, alcohol, and/or cigarettes, and how long will be in Canada, he waved us through.  It took only 5 minutes or less.  I think the people ahead of us had not filled out that form, as it took each of them a LONG time with the agent.

After getting lost a bit in Sault Ste. Marie, due to construction, we arrived at our friends’ house.  They are our neighbors in Retama Village, Texas.  Due to Covid, they haven’t been able to see them for a while.  We had a great visit in the shade.

Joy is happily parked in their driveway. 

They took us downtown to their brewery which is quite nice.

Back at the campground, we sat around the fire chatting the evening away.

DINNER:  We just munched on chips/salsa and George had a crab sandwich. 

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