I love our neighbors to the North. Spent many good times in Ontario when I lived up in Michigan. Happy Canada Day for all our Canuck Polkies. Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday.
I apologize if any of this sounds like a rant.
I do have a question...
Why the heck do so many of your fellow Canadians feel the need to come to the US on your national birthday?
I spent 2 hours crossing from Ontario into Buffalo at Niagara today, and that was at 7:30 am! They had 8 lanes open at US customs and it still took that long! Almost all Ontario plates. Truck traffic was not the issue, it was cars.
Later in the day (about 3pm), I ran into a backup at the Sarnia/Port Huron border that was over 5 miles long. I sat in it for one hour and made it far enough to reach the next exit and got off the highway and drove 20 miles south to a ferry crossing only to find that it was also backed up. At least I got to look at the St. Clair river instead of downtown Sarnia. The ferry crossing ended up taking almost 3 hours. Talking to the border folks, they said the delay at the Bluewater Bridge was almost 7 hours!
Am I mad about it? Not really. I just don't understand it. Bottom line, I picked the wrong day to try and trek across Ontario to pick up some audio gear in Buffalo :(
BTW, for those wondering why someone from Georgia is going across Ontario, its because my extended family is still in Michigan. I am up here visiting.
PS, and the gear is sweet, will post details in a separate thread sometime later.