Yes, Toledo is in Ohio, and we stayed in Michigan, at the Monroe County/Toledo North KOA, which is north of Toledo over the state line, in Michigan. Got it? Good!
We wanted to make it to Niagara Falls, which was too far for one day of travel, and the weather was playing along nicely, so we stopped for the week at the halfway point in Kingston, Ontario.
We spent the rest of the week shopping (excellent conversion rate, woot woot!), doing random bus projects (remember the door/ratchet strap picture?), and checking out the Hergé exhibit at the Musée de la civilisation.
Walking in the downtown area of Quebec City is like stepping directly onto a street in France. Billy and I have been to France but the kids have not, so this was even more special for them. Prepare yourself for picture overload.
After two weeks exploring Maine, we finally felt like we had our fill and were ready to move on. How gloriously awesome to be able to decide when and where to go! With our successful Canada trip, we were feeling brave enough to conquer an extended stay with our northern neighbors. Several people had mentioned Quebec City as a great destination, so we set our sights there. It would be our furthest drive to date, at just under six hours (bus time: 9 hours).
Sunday we decided to take a day trip to Canada. My desire was to hit Lubec, Maine, the eastern most point of the U.S., and also to see Campobello International Park, FDR’s summer home. Billy’s desire was to test out the internet in Canada with our new T-Mobile service (we already have AT&T and Verizon but they weren’t ideal for an extended stay in Canada). The kids were really curious about crossing the border.