Tomorrow we leave! We're at that point where we think we're crazy and second guessing a little. I'm excited but it's sad to say goodbye to everyone. My mom is having a really hard time. She wants us to go but is a very emotional person. The hardest things in life are usually the most worthwhile.
We decided to turn the drive into a cross country road trip. It will take about seven days. Below you can see our planned route. Yes it is fastest to go right through the US in a mostly straight line. We wanted to go to the Edmonton Mall though (F on the map) and it was only a few more hours to just stay in Canada so we figured it was worth it to avoid the border (especially with plants). The alternate route would have gone around the other side of the Great Lakes and then back into Canada.
Each blue line represents a day worth of driving. We leave from London (ON) on day one and end in Timmins (ON) after about 10.5 hours. Next on to Thunder Bay (ON), Winnipeg (MB), Regina (SK), Edmonton (AB), Kamloops (BC), and finally Vancouver (BC). We have a few sites to see in each city including some gardens. I'll also upload some of the better pictures of scenery from each stretch. I'll try an update each day as long as we can find a place with internet. YEAH!! OMG I'm freaking out a little!!
I can't believe how fast this is all happening. This is totally crazy! I've been fine so far but I'm a little scared I might start balling my face off tomorrow. We'll just have to wait and see. As long as one of us is fine we can still drive! :) On to the future!