Come join us for a family USA road trip as we showcase our journey driving from North Dakota to Michigan in this travel vlog. We start things off in Alberta, Canada crossing into the province of Saskatchewan and then heading south towards North Dakota. Our border crossing from Canada to USA was an absolute breeze as we were the only person in line at the border and the border control officer was very friendly.
After a long day of driving we checked into a cheap motel Super 8 in Williston, North Dakota. The following day we drove the width of North Dakota and entered into the state of Minnesota. The scenery changed from mostly farmland to more trees and lakes. Our final stop on day number two was in Alexandria, Minnesota where we stayed in another cheap motel.
After having a couple of very mediocre stays in motels we decided we’d go for an airbnb for our third night of the road trip. On day three we drove across Minnesota and crossed into Wisconsin where we stayed the night in a house in Racine.
The following day, our final day of the road trip saw us crossing more states than any other day on this trip. We stared off in Wisconsin and touched down briefly in Illinois and Indiana before spending the rest of our journey in Michigan. We came back into Canada through Sarnia at the border between Michigan and Ontario.
This border crossing was much more active than the first one but it still didn’t take us long to get through. With just a few hours left we finished off by driving back home to Brampton.
Overall, it was a fantastic 14 day road trip and we covered over 9000 kilometres (5600 miles) with all of the sightseeing including for the return trip to Alberta and back home.
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USA Road Trip Vlog | Driving from North Dakota to Michigan Video Transcript:
How are you all doing today? Well, I’ll tell you here we are. Here we are.
I’ll tell you what we’re going to be doing. We have got a very long road trip (USA road trip). We drove all of the way out west from Ontario to British Columbia. Mmhmm. Now we’re heading back home but instead of going back through Canada we’ve decided to go through the USA. Yes. Yeah. We thought we might enjoy a little change of scenery. Mmmhmm.
You know, see something different. Yep. And also like driving through the Prairies on the way to BC it felt a bit long. Yep. So thought let’s see something new, something different. It is still going to take us four days but the journey is a little shorter just by a few hours. Yeah. So yeah we’re going to bring you along on this little road trip. Right now we’re having a little snack. Some Timmies. Our last Tim Hortons before leaving Canada. Yeah, we’ll be crossing the border in Saskatchewan very soon. So exciting times.
We spent most of the day driving in Canada. We did. Who knew the border was so far away. And we crossed in through Saskatchewan. The Province of Saskatchewan into North Dakota. Yeah. And we were the only people at the border. The only people there. The border security guard was really friendly. He did his job he asked us a lot of questions but in a friendly way. Yes. And he liked the dog even though Togo barked at him. It is even what surprised me was when we arrived in North Dakota it was even quieter than Saskatchewan which is a pretty quiet province in Canada. It is very peaceful. Let’s hope we get a good nights rest.
Now that we’re in Michigan it is a lot more reasonable and we’re heading up north. We had the option of going through Detroit but we’re going to go through and cross through Sarnia into Ontario. Yeah. We’re thinking there will be less traffic. And the dog is thrilled to be out going for a walk at the moment. Stretching our legs. Look at how green it is. It is nice here.
We’re back in Canada!
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