In order to take care of the most important detail prior to starting our motorcycle adventure, I drove 4300km to Ontario to take our dog Echo to her babysitter. After working a 12 hour night shift as a nurse at the hospital, my mom jumped on a plane and flew out to Vancouver on July 23 so that she could make the trip across Canada with Echo and I.
- At 6am July 24 we loaded Echo into the backseat of our 2002 Mazada Protege 5 and headed across BC. We saw lots of motorcycle travellers along the way and my stomach flipped whenever I saw them thinking that that would be Daryll and I in a couple weeks. I even tried to wave at some of them as they rode by, but alas I was a "cager" and the too cool motorcyclists did not wave back. The views of the Rockies were amazing and just before we entered Alberta a huge black bear walked across the highway in front of us. Later we gased up in Lake Louise and continued to drive for 1021km before we stopped for the night. We were going to stop in Calgary but all the motels were full due to a Saskatchewan/Calgary football game so we drove to the next town of Strathmore.
The next 4 days went something like this:
- Sunday, 827 km from Strathmore, Alberta to Grenfell, Saskatchewan
- Monday, 909 KM to Ignace, Ontario
- Tuesday, 838 KM to Kapuskasing, Ontario
- Wednesday, 713 KM to Brechin, Ontario
|Echo getting comfy with my childhood toys|