About Us

The Open Road Project exists to spread kindness and meet the needs of strangers. We travel in a 1979 GMC Vanguard named Lily. These are our stories.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Presenting: The Open Road Project

Now we know that we promised that we would deliver some news about our summer plans. Well my friends, this is that post. While many of you may already know what we are up to, this will bring everyone up to speed. It will open everyone up to the same page of the same book. So here it is.

Jamie and I, along with Charles Neufeld, Josh Willms & Adam Epp some high school chums have been really REALLY excited for the summer. Why you may ask? Well, the RV that you read about a few months ago is not just for show. It's not just a fancy peice of decor. It's not just the first piece of many in our antique RV collection. and it is no longer the humble abode of Mrs. Racoon and her youngins. No, she's now ready for action. This RV is going to be used for 5 weeks of pure, unrestrained adventure while we drive over 10,000km through Canada and the United States. No turn will be a wrong one, and all that we will have to worry about will be the open road.

We have been planning this trip for quite some time and ever since the infancy of the idea realized that we wanted do something that would actually make a difference in other people's lives. While it surely will be a time for us to live it up, more importantly as a bunch of Christian guys we realize that we have been incredibly blessed in our lives and we think it is high time to give a little back. During our trip we are going to engage in some serious philanthropy by doing as many random acts of kindness to strangers as we can. We have contacts in most major cities across the country and are excited to work with these people who can hook us up with opportunities to bless those we meet along the way.

From the road side break downs, the cheapest (yet most lavish) feasts, the smallest towns, the biggest cities, the Supersuit (be sure to remember that name), the hitchhikers, and the non-stop raucous, you can be sure that when you put five guys like us into a situation like this, you going to get some good times, great stories and the best memories. (Run on sentence we know- well allow it, its our blog)

You will notice our little "project" will start to consume this blog as we prepare for our journey.

Keep your head up for the future posts Meet the Boys and Meet Lilly, coming early next week.

Cheers for now,
Jamie & Jer
Adam, Jamie, Charles, Josh and Jeremy. As you can see, a little Jetta is no place for us. Too crowded. We need our RV and the open road.


  1. I'm stoked for you guys. Trip of a lifetime.

  2. I am so excited for you! So much so that I randomly shared your adventure plans with a friend yesterday...FYI he agrees it sounds pretty awesome.