Monday the 16th we'll get the little blue car packed up, and early morning of Tuesday the 17th we're outta here!!!
And so I spent last night doing some planning for our big road trip. We're going to do approximately 3,300 kms (2,046 miles) from Sturgeon Lake, Saskatchewan to Ottawa, Ontario. We're going to be doing the American route going through North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Cheaper fuel, and some reasonably priced beer and wine!
Plus, we get to meet lots of new friends, and even some old friends. We are totally excited!!
Here's our route...
We've got the driving broken into 8 days. And they're fairly even days, averaging 400 kms (248 miles) per day or so. Perfect for being able to stop along the way and take some photos and do some hiking.
And, we're looking forward to meeting some of our readers, and some new couchsurfing hosts. Not all of this is written in stone yet, but we're trying to arrange a couchsurfing host for our first night in (B) Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Then, we're looking forward to meeting some of our blog readers in (C) Killarney, Manitoba who have invited us for a visit. Then couchsurfing again in (D) Grand Forks, North Dakota. Next is (E) Duluth, Minnesota where we're hoping to be meeting more of our readers.
After that, couchsurfing in (F) Marquette, Michigan followed by a little detour to visit with fellow Mexico RV'ers Bill and Bonnie in (G) Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Really looking forward to seeing them. We've been close to each other in our travels over the last couple of years, but never close enough to get together. This time, we're making sure we can have a few laughs...plus, they know how to play the Euchre card game!!!
Followed by (H) Elliot Lake, Ontario. This is a place we've wanted to visit for a long time, and we got an invite from another blog reading traveler to stop in and visit for a night. The timing was going to be dependent on us getting out of here sooner than later, so we're glad to be able to stop in.
If any other readers are along our route, feel free to send us a note and maybe we can get together. We love meeting the people who follow our travels!
The little blue car is raring to go!