High spirits as I enter Minnesota. Hank is running well, roads are good and I am looking forward to meeting up with Elisa, a Couchsurfer who is putting me up for the night. Going to get Hank checked over as soon as I can – he has done a lot of miles in a short time.
After this I only have 2-3 hours driving each day and can relax into work and some tourism. Hurray. That’s what it is about!
I am lucky to know people dotted around the country, or have contacts that know people. Or I would feel much more worried. Couchsurfing is a life saver. It is nice to have someone on the end of the phone, who knows you are arriving. I am very safe about the whole thing – I always give the address of my host to my sister in Alberta. But after a long drive it is so good to see a welcoming face.
In Estevan I stayed with a great couple, who welcomed me at 10 at night after my 11 hour drive. It was so good to meet them both – one a radio host, the other a fitness instructor – what a cool couple! I listened to the radio station on my way out of Canada, it was lovely to hear Claras voice whilst driving along.
I am currently sat in a bar, having a very cheap bite to eat and an iced tea. Damn I wish I could have a beer…