We’re Back!

Back in the United States.

Leaving Darlington Provincial Park in Canada we headed east on Queen Elizabeth Way along the north side of Lake Ontario. This big red face invited us in. It is the World’s Largest Apple, with an observation deck on the top. It is next to a pie factory, with a restaurant and a few other amusements. Of course we had apple pie!


World’s Largest Apple


World’s Largest Apple

We are headed for the Thousands Islands area, a scenic part of the St. Lawrence River that divides Canada from the United States. One of the first big bridges we cross is the big fancy Thousand Islands Bridge. Pretty. $5.75 toll for us.


1000 Islands International Bridge

Just across the bridge and before the border crossing is a 400-foot tall observation tower providing panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 islands.


Observation Tower

So we stopped to have a look. The pic below is of Canada and the bridge we just crossed.



The actual international border bridge crossing is this little 90 ft long bridge.


Smallest International Border Bridge

And then the US Customs Border Crossing. We were asked for our passports and asked just a few questions, where had we been and how long had we been in Canada, are we bringing any goods we purchased in Canada, they were mostly interested in fruits and vegetables.


US Border Crossing

We actually had stopped at the Duty Free store just prior to the crossing and picked up some wine and chocolates.

Finally, we made our way to Wellesley Island State Park in New York. This is on the 2nd largest island in the Thousand Islands. We have three nights here.


Wellesley State Park, NY, #14

  • Distance driven today:  158 miles
  • Gasoline:  none
  • Lodging:  $120 for 3 nights
  • Bridge Toll:  $5.75
  • Observation Tower:  $12 each
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2 Responses to We’re Back!

  1. Shirley says:

    Welcome back! Would you believe they showed on TV tonight that they have “poutine” at the State Fair. The vendors spent time in Canada learning how to do it,


    • marsbern says:

      Really? It’s just French Fries, cheese, and gravy. Must be more to it than I think. That Red Apple restaurant had it too but I just couldn’t do it a third time.


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