I’m pretty sure border guards across the Manitoba and North Dakota crossings will know us by name within days 🙂 We’re heading into our final leg of visiting family and spent the past week catching up with Tracey’s family in Brandon, MB, Bowbells, ND and Grand Forks, ND. Good times for the kids especially to hang out with cousins and run in the wide open prairies.
This weekend we venture off on a 26 hour, non-stop drive from Winnipeg, MB to Barrie, Ontario. Tracey, Carter, Amber, Drew, and myself will load the van….wait a minute. Our van will no longer be our van in the next 24hrs. The van will become the prize possession of Ray Sararas (volunteer youth worker in Winnipeg). Ray has become a good friend & we’re hoping to keep it that way. You see, Ray is also one of the bravest men I know. This middle-aged teddy bear of a human being has decided to allow us to hop into his van (yes…the very same van we just presented to him), and the 6 of us will make the trip to Ontario together. 3 adults + 3 Kids + 26 hours in a van together = need for professional counseling 🙂
When Tracey and Ray realized that we were all hoping to travel to almost the same area around the same time, their party animal side & how cheap can we do this side combined and a plan was birthed!
By Monday, July 18th we’ll jump into visiting my mother and youngest sister (& family). Cool thing there is they only live 3 minutes apart. Can you say ‘family walk’?
That’s all for now. Looking forward to passing on more thoughts and fresh pics in the next update.
Tim for the crew