Our original goal was to race to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to get a campsite but after realizing that the campgrounds do not have facilities we altered out plan and booked a campsite at Wondering Wheels Campground in Munising, Michigan.
Our trip over the bridge to the USA was very smooth.
There were two cars in front of us and the entire process took about 10 minutes. We were asked if we bought anything in Canada and we were on our way. No fuss over the dogs, no questions about firewood or firearms, in fact the boarder guard even gave us some suggestions on towns to visit along our route with good places to eat. So all of that research and our local Veterinarian trying to sell us the $250 per dog international paper work was for nothing. The dogs made it into Canada and back and never even got a second glance.
Immediately past the boarder patrol we pulled into the gas station to fill up and exchange our Canadian money. At least on the US side of the border we wouldn’t run into the same type of exchange scam that we had seen in Niagara, Ontario. The deal there was that the entire town treated both currencies as equal when it’s about $0.10 different. Plus any US money you spent in Canada they would give you Canadian money as change so when you wanted to go back to US soil you had to either buy something first to use up your Canadian cash or loose 10% on the exchange once you cashed out. So we changed our $51 CAD for around $43 USD and were ready to get on the road.
There was another yellow FJ behind us at the gas pumps when we filled up.
These guys were from Ontario and were going dirt biking. We didn’t ask where but we did talk about our FJs a bit before heading out.