On the road FINALLY, we left Dorchester, Ont and headed out on our first great adventure to California. A SNAILS LIFE had begun :).
Crossing the border was a lot easier than we expected. I had read up on what we could and couldn’t take, so we were prepared. The friendly border guard, looked at our passports, asked the normal questions, then went and checked out our trailer. A short time later, he came back and wished us a great trip.
California Shots needed
By the way, did I mention we are travelling with two big dogs? They are supposed to have all their shots 30 days before you cross the border. We even got a few extra ones, because we were going to California. I will write more on what your dogs need to cross the border . But they were perfect, never barked or anything, phew. lol The Trick is you give them a chew stick JUST before you come up to the booth and that keeps them busy hahah.
We finally stopped for the night at 10:00 pm at Battle Creek, Michigan Rest Stop. This is a huge rest area. The parking lot was empty, washrooms were open and it even offered food in vending machines, which we did not try.
This is listed as a Free Campsite GPS co-ordinates are 42-263-463, -85.218423 Open year round, Paved road, actually pretty quiet. Max RV length is unlimited. You may stay overnight. Management – Public Rest Area.
When we went to sleep only a couple of trucks had joined us, a few more were there when we woke up. Was not a bad place to stop for a first night.