Journal of our Journey - Part 1

Warning -  This could get very, very long!
I hope you enjoy reading it.  I plan to break it into several posts to ease my typing hands and your reading eyes.  So here we go.

We had a very nice vacation, We traveled to Niagara Falls, met Andrew's family at a campground outside Ottawa,  Saw Barenaked Ladies in Concert, watched fireworks and headed back home.   That's the short version.   The following posts contain the details.

Day 1 - traveled to Buchanan, Michigan and Warren Dunes State Park.   This park has become a little bit of a tradition for us.  We love the mountainous sand dunes and  cool lake.  (I would suggest the Lake is cold).  We cooked dinner on the beach, climbed the Dunes, cooled off in the water, collected rocks (Nadia and I found a rock with a fossil) and watched the Sunset over the lake.

Climbing the Dune
Made it to the top
Gorgeous sunset
Ready for a good night's sleep

   Day 2 -  Drove through Michigan to Ontario.  We decided to venture through the tunnel at Detroit / Windsor for our border crossing.  We usually avoid this crossing, but it was not bad maybe because it was a Sunday morning.   Once across the border we enjoyed a little walk in Windsor.  We went down to the waterfront and watch a couple ship pass.  We also spot Joe Louis Arena (where the Red Wings play) across the water.   On our walk back to the car it started to down pour.  We found shelter in a Tim Hortons and enjoyed a doughnut.   Upon arrival back at the car, we discovered that Ethan has left his window open.  His seat, and box of toys was completely soaked.  After a small clean-up we headed for Rock Point Provincial Park located directly on Lake Erie.  Unfortunately,  The storm followed us, which meant we set up camp in the pouring rain and cooked supper in a picnic shelter. 

The boys posed in front of Joe Louis Arena as a large ship passes

Ethan enjoys a Canadian doughnut