There was a layer of fog and a few low lying clouds on the landscape as we set out.
It was busy in Gorham as we stopped for fuel. Then we followed US 2 until we turned southeast on SR 115 towards Twin Mountain, where we caught US 302. That took us to I-93 and into Vermont.
In Vermont, we left I-93 for a short stretch on US 2 and then went northwest on Vermont 15. I had never taken this road before but it was a pleasant and not too busy alternative to Route 2.
SR 15 and SR 104 took us to I-89 North. We exited at Swanton where we stopped at a McDonald's for lunch and I booked a room at the Super 8 in Cornwall.
We crossed into New York on Highway 2 at Rouses Point and then continued on towards Cornwall, Ontario. People might ask why we took this route instead of the shorter way back through Quebec. I was unhappy with a Quebec Supreme Court ruling last year on how their automobile insurance laws worked and felt it was better to avoid the province.
We fueled at a Citgo station in Akwesasne on the St Regis Mohawk Reserve before we crossed the St Lawrence River back into Canada. After the First Nation demanded that the Canadian border check be removed from Cornwall Island after the agents were armed, Border Services had operated a makeshift checkpoint on the north end of the bridge. It was nice to see a whole new facility had been completed. After a couple of perfunctory questions, we were back in Canada by 3:25.
We drove to the north side of town where we found a very nicely appointed Super 8. This was our first stay at this property but I would not hesitate to stop here again.
There was a Tim Horton's across the parking lot from the motel. Unfortunately, the doors were locked so they did not get our business. There was also a gas station that was closed for renovations, but the convenience store attached to it was open. We picked up some snack food and returned to our room where I dealt with three days of notes and photos and six days of receipts.
One more day and we would be home.
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