Traffic was light on I 90 and through Buffalo. There was no back up crossing back into Canada. There were only two cars ahead of us at Canada Customs but unfortunately the customs officer questioned the occupants of the car immediately in front us for a good 10 minutes and eventually sent them over for further investigation.
We had no problem. We had only $140 to declare. We were asked the usual questions. One new one: had our cat started the trip with us? I assured him Hunter had and offered to show his rabies certificate/Canadian papers. Not necessary.
We stopped at the Magnotta Winery in Beamsville so Jean could make a purchase.
Traffic wasn't bad all the way home. We stopped for lunch at the Service Centre on hwy 400 at King City. We also stopped in Barrie where Jean had a short visit with her mom at Woods Park. Two more stops, for groceries at Food Basics in Orillia and for gas south of Huntsville. We were pleased to see that the price of gas had not gone up much; we paid $1.09.9 / litre. It took $155 to top up the tank.
We were away 29 days and travelled 5,070 km. We are disappointed that we did not complete our journey on Route 66 but did enjoy 66 in Illinois and other sights in Indiana and Kentucky. Severe weather even hounded us our last two days in the USA. Obviously we made the right decision to alter our itinerary.