Journal of our Journey - Final Installement.

Day 7 -   Today was the day to pack up and start for home.  We said our Good-byes to Opa, Oma and Uncle Rick's family and we headed back downtown to finish the Museum of Civilization.  The museum was a extremely enjoyable look at Canadian culture through history.  The new Children's museum is well worth the trip.  
Exploring the Pakistani Bus
Nadia poses by her self portrait. 
Exploring the Totem poles in the Great Hall, which has been dedicated to the Native people of Western Canada. 

We left Ottawa at about 4pm had started on the road home.  We crossed the border at Odgensburg in Northern New York.  If you are still counting, this was border crossing #4.   We decided not to cross the border again so our homeward route did not include southern Ontario.   We drove to Pulaski, New York and spent the night in the Super 8.

Day 8 - Today we drove through Northern New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.  This night the hotel was a Holiday inn with a Water park.  The kids were so excited.  Unfortunately, these are the photos that I have lost. 

Day 9- We played in the water park until around 1 in the afternoon.  We had bought ice cream and sandwiches at Meijer and headed back on the road.  Our drive today included Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.  We stayed in Morris, Ill.   

Day 10  Home at last!

Here's our trip summary by the numbers:

2 Countries
2 Canadian Provinces
4 Border Crossings
7 US States 
6 Nights sleeping the tent
3 Nights in a hotel
over 2500 miles and Countless hours in the van the actually driving time was over 50.