After Hershey we drove up to Niagara Falls. I had always wanted to go there and since Hershey was just a few (like 6 or so) hours away I thought it would be an awesome addition to our super road trip. We first explored on the US side then crossed over to Canada to play at a waterpark and stay in a beautiful hotel overlooking the falls.
Because I’m a traveler I wanted to continue our road trip home by continuing on through Canada, visiting a cute little Merry-Go-Round my sister told me about and passing through Detroit as our entrance back into the US. This was all fine and dandy because we had smart phones to guide our path and a Garmin GPS in the car.
When we got about 20 minutes into Canada it was time to turn off the highway and make our way to the Merry-Go-Round in St. Catherines. We were relying on our phones to lead the way. The map on our phone took us most of the way but it immediate stopped working. Realization hit that we didn’t have international service on our phone and we were far enough in Canada to not reach our US signal anymore. I turned on the GPS in hopes of being rescued to find that we didn’t have international maps installed on our Garmin. A lot of good that navigation system was.
Luckily the plan worked and we ended up in Detroit. Once we got near the US border again our phones kicked back on and I felt a huge sense of relief. It was quite the adventure during our two hours lost in Canada.