Day 13: Erie PA to Montreal QC

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Today is the home stretch — the plan is to make it to Montreal and meet up with friends there tonight for dinner. I do wish I was another 2+ hours closer though…

To start the day, I filled up with gas, and found the dance troop from the same school I looked into studying at in Utah there too — I guess they are doing a tour of the north eastern United States. When I got on the road in into New York, I started seeing signs for Tim Horton’s at the rest stops, and so the first chance I got, I pulled in to get a doughnut and a reminder of home. I stopped in at Palmyra to check out the Hill Cumorah and surrounded sights. I ended up staying for about two hours (two hours I didn’t really have…) and eating lunch there, and they off to Montreal! At this point Montreal is about 500km away but I have only 4 and half hours to meet my friends. I should mention that the Interstate through New York is VERY well patrolled, which cops what seems to be every 10 miles. That, combined with the 65 MPH speed limit, and you can understand that the attitudes towards roads in this part of the world is very different than that of, say, Texas or California. I crossed into Canada at the 1000 Islands bridge, and then pulled up to the dorms at the University of Montreal dorms just before 10 to bring this crazy road trip to an end. Now for the business of living in Quebec….

New York

The landscape in New York — very green.

The Sacred Grove

The Sacred Grove, Palmyra, New York.

Ontario Sunset

A beautiful sunset, somewhere in Ontario.

Snowmobile Crossing

Snowmobile crossing signs — only in Quebec!

Leave Erie PA (gas $29, toll $3) — 9:50am (EST) — 226,972 km
Rest Area MP 397 NY (Tim Horton’s $0.92) — 11:50am — 227,167lm
Hill Cumorah (toll $3.30, pizza $12.96) - 12:40 to 3:30pm — 227,264km
Rest Area I-90 MP 310 (nap) — 4:10 to 4:40pm — 227,332km
Waterton (gas $33.25) — 6:00 to 6:20pm — 227,478km
Canada! (bridge toll CAD$2.75) — 7:15pm — 227,542km
401 exit 721B (break) — 7:55 to 8:10pm — 227,605km
Quebec — 9:10pm — 227,714km
Arrive at Montreal — 10:05pm — 227,789km

Today — US$82.43 CAD$2.75 — 8h20 — 817km
Total — CAD$1258.48 — 79h40 — 8,264km

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