Where are we today ?
Lazy Lakes Resort, Lockport New York
Lazy Lakes Resort, Lockport New York
Up early as usual and anxious to hit the road, coffees and computing and then a quick trip to Plattsville, while I am waiting for Suzie to have her shower and stuff. But back home and all packed up ready to hit the road by 9 am.
Then just a nice country drive, hit the 403, the Linc, QEW over the Welland canal and lift bridge then the 405 to Queenston/ Lewiston crossing to the USA.
We want to cross at Queenston/Lewiston supposedly the border time wait is 15 minutes. Passed the new Duty free shop, nothing we need can buy what we want in the USA cheaper. Well we got to the bridge and the lineup was all the way back to Canada. So we just got in the rv lane and relaxed. Bonus here is can use our own washroom and then make lunch while in line.
|New Duty Free shop at the border|
|long way across the bridge|
The nice thing about sitting on the bridge is we can enjoy the view on the Niagara Gorge. The hydro electric plants on the right and the Niagara river heading to Lake Ontario on the left.
|hydro electric plants|
|Lake Ontario in the distance|
While waiting in line and inching ahead Suzie got to drive. Think she is doing a great job maybe she can take over, as we head south and I can read!
|Suzie she driving !|
|just enjoying the traffic|
Well we ended up about 90 minutes in line for US customs. No problem thou we are at home and very comfortable. And the big thing was US customs went too, smooth, easy peasy, piece of cake like wow....
Where are we going and how long in the USA.
Told him 175 days and we are going to Arizona via Florida, then back to Canada.
Any fruit, veggies, fresh meat and how much cash. Well we don't carry much cash so no big deal.
2 bananas and one apple. Hmm where did the apple come from? Canadian grocery store, now sure where it came from thou. We kept our apple.
He asked if we had any fresh meat. I told him we had lots in the freezer. He did not ask and we did not tell him what we had.
6 lbs Pepperettes,
1 lb hamburg,
3 lbs Garlic sausage,
8 pork chops and pork roast,
some fish filets and chicken breasts.
Maybe they take it maybe not.
We just tell them what we have and he said have a nice vacation... We kept everything!
Once across the border our first stop is to fuel up our coach. Smokin Joes always has good price on fuel so we stop here. 61 gallons(230 litres). Price here is $3.88 a gallon sure beats $1.26 a liter in Canada. ($4.76 a gallon) We saved $54.00 on this one fill up. We have a lot more fillups before the winter is over, look at all the money we will be saving!
A few more minutes and we are at Lazy Lakes resort. Check in and got a nice huge site close to Barb and Bill our friends from Clarence Center NY.
|nice large site|
All set up I made the necessary run to the grocery store to stock up with some cheap food, beer and alcohol, saved a bunch more money again. Almost like we are being paid to come here!
Then a vist wit Bill and Barb for a while catch up and chat while our chicken is cooking on our Weber Q 100.
|Their Dog Cocoa likes the picnic table, without a table cloth|
Bill is President of the Clarence Center Fire Company and showed us Barbs new hoody, with an awesome graphic on the back.
Shortly after 5 o'clock John showed up with his trailer and we enjoyed Happy hour for a but while our chicken cooked. It was done just in time before the rain started around 6. So we took our supper inside and the rest headed in out of the rain as well. Will see everybody again tomorrow.
|Tasty chicken baked tater, peas and Swiss Chalet sauce.|
Now supper done with this huge chicken, we will have lotsa leftovers for another meal and sandwichs too, Yep we love our chicken.
Thats it for our first day on the road and a smooth border crossing, think we will hang out here for a few days with our friends and enjoy their company.
Thanks once again for dropping by.