the Ambassador Bridge from Canada to USA.
The Ambassador bridge connects Windsor to Detroit ,I believe it is the busiest border crossing in North America ,this bridge is so busy that there are many delays in the traffic
flow going back and forward due to the heavy volume of trucks ,there are plans to correct this problem ,but so far nothing has yet been done.
Hans and I went downtown Windsor last weekend as it was such a lovely sunny day. Lots of folks were out and about as they were probably having cabin fever like us and just wanted to get outdoors. We walked along the Detroit River and noticed that the CCGS GRIFFON was moored at Dieppe Gardens.
At 71.32 metres and painted a bright red, this impressive coast guard cutter was in the area performing icebreaking services to the vessels travelling the Detroit River.
This large multi-taskable vessel also offers other maritime services such as search and rescue.
In Windsor, as part of the Canada Day Celebrations, we have a 2 week festival along the Detroit River waterfront.
Here you will find a midway with amusements, rides, food and game booths. This midway appeals to families during the day and the highschool set in the evenings. You can pay for each ride separately or buy a "Ride All Day" pass for $25.
The City also provides free entertainment at the City Centre Riverfront Sound Stage. This is located in front of Casino Windsor and usually features has-been pop stars such as this years feature act, Tiffany. They also feature local bands, impersonators and hypnotists. And did I mention it's all for free?
Summerfest usually runs the last week of June and first week of July.
ROCHESTER PLACE RV, GOLF & MARINE RESORT
Rates for 2009 -- Source - Golf 2009- The Windsor Star.
$20.00 for 9 holes
$30.00 for 18 holes
$22.00 for 9 holes
$35.00 for 18 holes
Reservations: seven days prior
Footwear: Soft Spikes
Power Carts: $8.00 for 9 holes
$12.00 for 18 holes Facilities:
The pro shop handles golf merchandise, light snacks, club, cart and power cart rentals.
RP's restaurant offers a variety of meal options & banquet facilities.
Amenities for the RV traveller
Seasonal Campsites available
Golf getaway packages available
COLASANTI'S TROPICAL GARDENS
February 20, 2005, when Jen, Ethan and Nettie drove up from Ohio to come and visit us, we took them to COLASANTI'S TROPICAL GARDENS . Along with many flowers, tropical and exotic plants. there were cute little specialty shops. Also people were just finishing the brunch offered every Sunday.
But the part we enjoyed the most was the children's zoo. For a token $1.00 per person (free for 3 and under), we were treated to little goats and a llama roaming around, looking to be fed obviously. They even nibbled on the bottoms of your pants. Cute!!!
Also there was snakes and bearded
dragons in glass enclosed displays. A young lion, two Bengal tigers and a cougar were there to see. Another section had cages full of birds such as macaws and parrots. But the most fascinating to me was the "BAT CAVE" I had never seen bats up close before. They were hanging from the low ceiling at eye level. They were so interesting to watch as they hung from just one leg.
Outside, there were a few deer. So overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was very worth the drive out in the county.
The 35-acre tropical wonderland offers just about every kind of plant, both indoor and outdoor as well as supplies for the avid gardeners.
Beginning in 1941 producing vegetables and greenhouse crops, Colasanti's has become much more than just a plant producer - it has become a family entertainment centre, offering hayrides, animal shows and seed planting presentations.
And it offers a restaurant featuring broasted chicken, pizza, an all-you-can-eat brunch on Sundays. a lunch buffet on Wednesdays and Fridays and a soup and salad bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Location: 1550 Road 3 East, Ruthven, Ontario
west of Leamington
south of Essex