Where are we today ?
Today we had plan, lets take a day trip to Marine City Michigan. The main reason is to go to the Duty free shop and get some cheap booze. Hoping for a nice drive but we had clouds and major rain long the way, but did it anyway. Left here at 9 am and an hours drive. Walked on the ferry (rain has stopped) $1.00 each round trip, checked into customs, did a short walkabout town to use the facilities then duty free shop to get what we are after. They loan us a hand cart to take our stuff back across the river to our car.
This a cool set up they have here, you can check out their website by clicking HERE . Now we can buy a 1.75 litre of Canadian whiskey here for $12.00 but with taxes and duty back to Canada cost us $34.90. Same bottle here in Ontario $58.90. So to make the trip worth while we picked up 6 bottles. Total savings of $144.00 will do us for quite a while. Mind you if we did not drink alcohol we would save a lot more. ??!! Not a huge savings on beer that we mainly drink so it was still a fun trip. Would have been nicer in the sunshine but hey, it is what it is.
We have been here before and don't need to go for lunch, we have food at home.
|heading west to Sombra on HWY 402|
|ferry fee $2.00 each walk on, round trip|
|the ferry coming to get us|
|unloading and a lady with 5 cases of beer on her cart|
|huge lake freighter passing on the St. Clair river|
|nice church on the Michigan side|
|heading into the dokc|
|not much here other than a few stores and restaurants|
|thats Suzie and our hand cart|
|off the ferry and check into Canada customs, pay our Tax and duty here|
|this truck was on the ferry|
|now this what we picked up and saved a huge pile on money|
|very tasty salad this is|
|this young fellow delivers firewood to you site for $5.00|
good deal but we don't need any
|added to our salad sure hit the spot|
Remember last night we went to Rose and George's for a campfire? Well this is the picture of our fun group below. They left this morning.
|nothing like a good campfire|
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Spring and Summer.