It's hard to blog on the road, that is for sure. Either getting the time or the wifi connection is a daunting task. But better late than never, non?
So, let's backtrack.
First, we want to thank Karla & Hector Berganza for hosting us for three days in Barrie while we got organised and ready to leave on our trip. They hosted a great dinner where Michelle, Bert & Sarita came to properly send us off on this journey. The night before the trip was a rough one. Every doubt, every worry, every real and/or imagined problem had turned my stomach into knots. I think I would have easily just looked at the for rent signs and Barrie and called the trip quits at that point. I had realised that I had never been so scared as I was that night. Not even of childbirth, or moving to Scotland - nothing gave me the jitters the way this trip did. Then i visited this blog and they gave a bit of a pep talk about how short life is and why not do something epic right now - if it fails, at least you tried. there are no regrets in trying. It was all I needed to read to calm me, so that I could finally try to get some sleep. Instant peace of mind. Here is their blog:
Our first night, we sent at a Christmas tree farm called Arrowhead tree farm located at Huntsville... check it out on fb: https://www.facebook.com/ArrowheadTreeFarm
We found this spot by being members on boondockerswelcome.com, and Mike, the owner of the property met us at his site. We were the first boondockers to stay there. Tent set up was a lengthy procedure, but hot dogs never tasted as good as they did that night.
We also managed to meet Dee, an amzing woman who let us camp out on her horse farm while Oscar painted her white fences on the property. It was a nice couple days that also let us get our petty cash box fill up a bit more and not feel guilty about a great country chicken fried dinner we had on our last night there.
Whew. You got this far, eh?
Well then, you certainly won't mind if I add in the photos of our lovely two night stay in Sault St. Marie, with an amzing family - Theresa, Dar, Chloe and Rowan who welcomed us into their home and to the family cottage for the day.
All in all, it's been a great two weeks.and every day is totally different, which is what we wanted - to get out of our routine. We are tired, I am down a pant-size (awesome) and or colds have taken a toll on us, one we werent expecting, the mosquitos have had their way with us and laughed, but here we are, still trucking on.
That's it for now, but will be posting our Thunder Bay adventures as they happen....