Summer's heat remained relentless the day we drove south from Birch Run, Michigan on I-75 south through Flint, then west on I-69 toward the Canadian Border. The temperature gauge reached into the mid 90's.
|The St Clair River Bridge|
Welcome To Toronto - Canada's Mega City!The whole leg of travel northeast toward Toronto was fraught with difficulties. The approach itself was a mass of traffic congestion. Horrors.
|Through the windshield|
Several hours after this photo was taken, we reached the campground we had chosen but not made reservations. It was much later than we had planned to arrive. It was a Friday evening and we were welcomed to stay for a single night but were told, in no uncertain terms, that the site was reserved for Saturday night. Note to self: Canadians (especially those around metropolitan areas) love summer weekend camping. Campgrounds are always full, every weekend.
The next morning, we drove back along this same route. Fortunately we did manage to miss a good bit on Friday's rush hour traffic. We'll move along to Ottawa to check our luck there. It can't get worse than this.
The moral of this story is that all our loafing isn't fun or easy. We face our share of bad days too.