July 5th, 2010: Trip Day 1.
This morning I left my mom and dads around 9:30am, with a few tears streaming down my face, as well as my parents’. I had almost kept it together until I hugged my older brother, Bradley, goodlbye. He is autistic and mentally handicapped, so it’s hard for him to understand what’s happening. After I gave him a hug, he looked into my eyes and said “Bye Ashley, see you tomorrow.” It just about killed me. I smiled, as tears bega to flow from my eyes, and said, “No, Bradley. I won’t be back tomorrow.” He didn’t understand.
On my way to Toronto my air quit. Great. It’s only 32 today, and over 40 with humidity. After I picked up my boyfriend, Chris, who is driving to Edmonton with me, the heat really started to get to me. I drove until Parry Sound when we stopped for gas and then he took over.
We stopped in Sault Ste Marie for dinner around 7:20 and when we finished at 8:15. That’s when we noticed the leak in my car. The leak that I had fixed yesterday. Unfortunately, the mechanics were all closed, so here we are, on the road to Wawa, hoping my car doesn’t die. In the rain.
To pass the time, Chris and I have decided to play car games since HE forgot to bring the book we were going to read to each other. We played car games, such as 20 questions and told each other stories from our childhood. The time has sure passed by quickly having one another to keep us company.
Now I am writing to you from Wawa, Ontario, where we have stopped for the night. We arrived at 11:30pm. I’ll keep you updated as I go!
Xo to my family and friends, miss you already ... but you outa’ see how beautiful it is out here!