Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 14: Life is a highway

I can't believe that we're on Day 14 and we have so much left to see. We woke up refreshed in North Bay, Ontario on Lake Nipissing and hit the road toward Sault Ste Marie. Lots of little towns along route 17 so our speed varied from 90km-60km. We filled the gas tank for $104.9 p/liter. The landscape looked the same through most of Ontario: short tough trees and lots of wetlands. It looks like moose country, but no more moose sightings.

We made it to Sault Ste Marie at around 3:00pm and crossed back into the U.S.A. We paid a $3 toll and drove down route 75 toward the town of St. Ignace. Let me tell you, if you ever find yourself in St. Ignace, go eat at Chee Peng Chinese and Thai food. Yum. After eating more than we should, we drove down to the north side of Mackinac Bridge and looked across the strait. Great view from a little park just before the bridge (and skipped the toll of $3.50 in each direction). We hopped on good ol Highway 2 and drove along the shore of Lake Michigan. Beautiful drive. We stopped for the night at the cozy Hiawatha Motel in Escanaba. It's a total 70's style motor lodge, but they were pet friendly and the price was right.

Shameless picture of my cute dog. To see pictures from day 14 click here.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh safe travels Brooke and Justin! Give Jasper a hug for me :)