Monday 26 June 2006, 10:28 pm
Monday, June 26
We started about five or six hours from the border crossing at
Sault Ste Marie, which takes you over Lake Superior into
Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was a pretty boring drive. We
did note that the terrain changed gradually from evergreens to
grass plains to rolling hills and back to grass plains again.
We did stop at the library in North Bay to check email, and we
also went shopping at a local drug store. When we got to the
Michigan border, we went shopping again at the Duty Free Store.
The border crossing itself was pretty painless but the border
guard seemed pretty gruff.
Once back on US soil, we headed west until we've ended up here
in Newberry. Since we've taken a more northerly route, we've
given up on visiting Detroit, Toledo, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
Our next stop will probably be Duluth ... I think there is a
fresh water museum there. After that comes Fargo, the largest
city in North Dakota, which isn't saying much. (It's actually
a nice little university town.) After that, maybe Roosevelt
National Park, then Glacier NP in Montana. Mary wants to see
the Grand Tetons again, because we didn't get to see much
two years ago (too rushed) and we know there are moose there.
Finally, we'll end up in Washington State to visit Mary's dad.