Again an early start, helped by a noisy thunderstorm right over us at 6am. We left in the dark about 6:30, trying to beat the morning traffic to Indianapolis. We did fall into a lot of traffic, but also got on the west side of the ring road. I think the east side would be better, even though the distance is about the same. The west side contains a major exit to Chicago, which added to the traffic. The rain and darkness didn’t help either.
Once we got clear of Indianapolis though, it was clear sailing. Again we stayed right on I69 through Fort Wayne, rather than taking the eastern ring road, and again no problem. It likely saves 20 minutes or more going direct, as the ring road goes out east a long ways.
We just kept on driving steadily, with regular stops for us and for Heidi. Final fill-up was at Imlay City MI again. The border crossing was really easy. Very little lineup, no problems. She didn’t even check our passports, although we had them ready to hand over.
Once past the border we stayed on 402/401 to Woodstock, then turned north there through Innerkip etc, the usual route home. A high-mileage day (1,010 km, about 625 miles), but pretty easy once we were through Indianapolis in the morning. We got home about 6:30, to virtually no snow!
We drove about 10,365 km (6,440 miles) altogether. US gas averaged 80 cents Cdn per liter, much cheaper than Ontario where it would have averaged over $1. We got out of Texas and Oklahoma just in time, as they had many tornadoes in the days after we left, making the news here in Ontario.