I wasted yesterday fooling around with GoogleEarth, planning a drive back home from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago to Vancouver, BC. Doing the drive still isn't final, although I'm leaning towards doing it. When will I ever have the chance to drive halfway across Canadia again? And with no pressure to arrive at a certain date? Here's the first attempt at a plan....
Day 1: Palatine -> Madison, WI -> Devil's Lake State Park -> Eau Claire, WI
Day 2: Eau Claire, WI -> Minneapolis, MN -> Fargo, ND
Day 3: Fargo, ND -> Pembina, ND (Can. border!) -> Winnipeg -> Minnedosa -> Riding
Mountain National Park
Day 4: Riding Mountain N.P. -> Yorkton -> Saskatoon
Day 5: Saskatoon
Day 6: Saskatoon -> Hwy 7 (There Nothing!!!) -> Drumheller
Day 7: Drumheller -> Calgary
Day 8: Calgary
Day 9: Calgary -> Banff -> Revelstoke -> Salmon Arm
Day 10: Salmon Arm -> Vernon -> Winfield -> Kelowna
Day 11: Kelowna
Day 12: Kelowna
Day 13: Kelowna -> Vancouver
The idea is since I have no co-pilot, approx. 6 hours a day driving with lots of stops at dumb, large things (http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/ & http://www.roadsideamerica.com/) plus a few days to visit friends along the way.
I hurt today. I usually do on Wednesday mornings. I play indoor soccer on carpeted concrete. Today it's my shins, my left knee and my left shoulder. I can hardly move without pain. Still I'm better than I usually am, I'm not hungover.
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