May 01, 2015


We left Cave City, Kentucky at 11:00am after a leisurely breakfast at the campsite, and in less than an hour we entered the Louisville metro area.

I-65 passes right through downtown, and onto the Ohio River bridge. The Indiana state line is in the middle of the river.

Downtown Louisville
Ohio River bridge

At 2:00pm we pulled into Raintree Lake Jellystone Park near Scottsville, IN. We have not stayed here before, and we were very impressed with the park for an overnight stop. It is Passport America affiliated, and the park is neat and clean, and very well laid out with spacious pullthrough sites. The owners are friendly and welcoming.

Raintree Lake park

This park is open with limited services in the winter for a rate of $20, and it will make a good first nights stop southbound from Sarnia, in December.

Friday morning, we continued north through Indianapolis, using I-465 as a bypass, then onto I-69, which will take us to the Canadian border at Port Huron. I-69 in this part of Indiana is quite rough in parts, but there is major rebuilding going on, so it will get better. At 2:00pm we arrived at our stop for the night, Camp Timberlake just south of Fort Wayne. We have stayed here a few times, and every time we visit there are more improvements made to the park. This is our last night in the USA, as we cross the border from Port Huron, MI to Sarnia, ON tomorrow.

Camp Timberlake entrance
As you will see from the map below, we avoid the Detroit metro area by taking I-69 past Lansing and through Flint, Michigan, where our trusty GMC truck was born 2 1/2 years ago. It is about 30 miles further than crossing the border at Detroit, but it is a much more enjoyable drive.
This truck has almost completed three round trips between Ontario and California, hauling our 16,000 lb home, and it has never once complained or skipped a beat. The workers in Flint did a good job.


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