This morning, we flew from Ottawa to Regina with a connection in Toronto.
I'm actually writing this on the plane...somewhere over Lake Superior at 41,000 feet.
41,000 feet is pretty high up!
That's our shadow on the clouds way below. We had a neat halo around us!
We like flying with Westjet. They let their people have a sense of humour. On the first flight this morning, the flight attendant is reading out the safety stuff and at the end, she says "And if you have any questions or comments, please keep them to yourself. It's far too early for that nonsense".
Too funny. Then when we arrived at Toronto 10 minutes early, she got on the speaker and said that it was entirely due to the flight attendants that we were early.
So...Sherman (our motorhome) is waiting for us at Moose Jaw, and since we arrive there around 12:30pm we're going to get some pavement behind us. Hoping to cross the border to North Dakota today. No idea where we'll end up tonight.
Which brings us to our border to border boondocking challenge.
We plan on crossing into Mexico around October 19th...two weeks from now. We'll be traveling every single day, but without much of a plan as to the next day's destination.
Now, you might know that many RV'ers overnight at Walmart when they're on a destination trip and of course we've done that before ourselves. But what we've learned over the last 8 years is that 99% of the time there is a better choice available. In fact, there are usually a wide variety of better choices available.
We're going to seek out the best free and cheap (under $10 per night) campsites that we can find over the next two weeks. They may be municipal campgrounds, they may be in National Parks, or they may be off a dirt road in a National Forest or on BLM land. Who knows? But we do know that there won't be any Walmarts for us.
We're doing a pretty direct North South route and we want to do it without going out of our way too much.
Also, we are not activating our Verizon mi-fi for this two weeks. Sorry Verizon, I can't justify $60 for 3 GB's of data over two weeks, so you get no money from us this time around! Instead, we'll find unsecured wi-fi connections along the way. This may mean that our normal first thing in the morning blog post will be late some days, but so be it.
So...hoping you'll check in every day to see how we're doing and where we ended up spending the night. We're looking forward to finding that out ourselves!