Day 14 – day off (total – 287.2 km)
Note to self – don’t get injured too often, because hanging out in the parking lot of Walmart for 36 hours only provides so much entertainment! I’ll admit to having certain opinions about this corporate giant, but I will say this… when it is the place in town that is open the earliest and the latest and has a warm, clean bathroom to use, it wins marks for both me and Sarah. As much fun as it is being in nature, doing your “business” in January can sometimes just be cold!
As much fun as it is being in nature, doing your “business” in January can sometimes just be cold!
Lots of stretching today along with rest… we got a lot of laundry done so the RV smells surprisingly fresh! We have tested out 3 different plug-in heaters today trying to find the right one so that we don’t always have to rely on propane. We are getting low again and still have another 5 or 6 nights to go before we hit Grand Falls Windsor, where there is definitely a hook up for propane! We were going to explore the city a bit more, but the snow kept coming and the RV is only so maneuverable in the winter… as Sarah found out yesterday when the front end made friends with a snow bank in a parking lot! No real damage done…
I just wanted to share one more email we got from a teacher in Manitoba who found out about our project… it was extremely uplifting on a day that was a bit frustrating! Thanks to Jennifer for letting us share this…
My students thought the message of getting outside and being active was really important and many said that they think they spend too much time inside.
“My name is Jennifer Thomson and I am a grade 3 teacher in Mitchell, Manitoba. Over the holidays I bought one of your shirts at MEC because I loved that it said ‘Ask your teacher to take you outside’. I thought my students would love it, and they did! Then we checked out your website. We were amazed at what you are doing and are looking forward to reading all of your updates. My students thought the message of getting outside and being active was really important and many said that they think they spend too much time inside. Today it was blizzarding in our community. After we checked out your site and when the snow stopped we all bundled up and ran around in knee deep snow and had an amazing time! Thank you for encouraging us to get out and be active! You have really inspired and motivated my class and me! Thank you for what you are doing. Good luck and stay warm!”
And thumbs up to Ms. Thompson and her class at Mitchell Elementary for getting outside!