with Larra Jones and Jim Carey

Sarnia, Ontario to Port Huron, Michigan


Construction on the bridge.

July 18-19, 2016 – After touring Windsor, Leamington and Point Pelee, I couldn’t justify to Larra touring much else.

I grew up going to Canada on weekends to visit family and help out on their farms, and it’s hard to share 20 years of memories in a few hours, or even a few days.

So to avoid the long delay at US Customs returning to Detroit, and to avoid Detroit rush hour traffic, I headed to Sarnia, Ontario, to cross back into the US on Tuesday morning and breeze through Customs.

I learned in Sarnia, at the hotel we stopped at, that quotes prices in US dollars, so the room wasn’t the great deal I thought it was.

Still, we had a good night and a nice (free) breakfast before hitting the road for Bellaire, Michigan.

IMG_9696On the approach to the bridge.


IMG_9701They were painting the bridge, and had the traffic lane draped with canvas. Larra asked me, “Is this the tunnel from Windsor to Detroit you were telling me about?”




IMG_9707Approaching US Customs on the Port Huron side. No lines!

IMG_9711Coming into Port Huron, Michigan.

IMG_9713I drove up the coastline 20 miles or so, before heading inland for Saginaw, Michigan, and on to Bellaire.

I stopped at a county park so Larra could dip her feet in Lake Huron. Two days ago Larra had never seen one of the Great Lakes – now she’s seen Lake St. Clair, and dipped her feet in Lakes Erie and Huron!

IMG_9723Lake Huron, with Canada in the distance.



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