Day 1 – Arrive into Burlington, CT:
We flew into Burlington, VT from where there are several ways to enter the Canadian border – either you can go up to Montreal and then west to Ottawa or drive west along the NY-Canada border to the other entry point, which is what we chose. One of the highlights of this trip was the ferry ride from Burlington to the state of New York, where we could take our car on the ferry too, across Lake Champlain.
The drive was uneventful (save us getting pulled over for speeding in NY ☹ ) …but it does tend to get a little monotonous as the bulk of the drive happens on State Highways and it was getting dark, so you have to watch out for deer (and the cops of course!).
Day 2 – Ottawa, Canada:
Most of our day in Ottawa was spent with our cousins. Luckily it happened to be the Indian Festival of Rakhi that day, so we just stayed put at home and celebrated the festival. The drive to Toronto was 4 hours long but great, it was so worth it. The scenery along the way is spectacular, especially compared to Texas, where we hail from. Today was dedicated to family gatherings and driving from one family home to the other.
Day 3 – Niagara Falls:
We went to Mississauga only for dinner… didn’t get a chance to hang out there much but it seemed like a big beautiful metropolitan city.