Wow, so we finally got Nathan to write a blog..that took forever. I'm sure he made his mother really proud. Speaking of mothers I just want to let everyone know that our moms have been working non-stop since the trip began. My mom carries a notebook wherever she goes with all our contact info to make sure we're not out on the street. Just in case we lose our info on the road (which happens a lot, especailly with the mess we have in the van) she's just a phone call away....which comes out to $1.07 a minute in Canada..ouch!
Sadly we have not been able to talk with anyone on the phone for long periods of time (including our parents), and if we do talk our pockets sure can feel it. We have resorted to texting since the rates are the same and we use the occational internet access (if we can find it). We're pretty much on our own in the physical sense, but luckily we've grown used to seeing each other everyday. :)
Today our destination was 100 Mile House, little did we know that actually meant 100 miles. We kept biking asking all to often "Are we there yet?" We didn't even know they used "miles" in Canada. Alyson, Nathan, and I have been having a rough time converting miles to the metric system. While Andi sat silently in the back playing his PSP. Just until recently we completely forgot that Andi is from Japan (which uses the metric system) and could have been helping us all along with the conversions. When we asked him "What gives" he silently replied with a smirk, "You never asked." We all had a laugh after that.
It was a tough day, and the 35C...I mean 95 degree heat :)...has made the van and the riders a little weary. I sweat when I'm riding both the van and the bike now, its really hot.
Luckily we have a shorter day tomorrow, and the wonderful people at Bethel Pentecostal Community Church have let us stay in their gym for the night. They are really cool people and we're are thankful for their kindness. We're about to go eat at a buffet, we love buffets! We might actually get our moneys worth.
I want to thank all of you for staying with us, we're almost there!
P.S. Don't worry we haven't forgot about pictures, they should be coming once we establish a better internet connection. Peace.