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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Peg

Our stay in Winnipeg was anything but rough. Charles’ Aunt Elsie and Uncle Henry were our hosts and they live in a beautiful place just outside the city centre. We had more than enough space for our RV in the condo lot which also offered a great power hook up. We became accustomed to the visits to the apartment for the bountiful feasts that were prepared for us every meal. On Tuesday we had a tour of the city. We visited the tourist area called The Forks which is where the Assiniboine and Red River meet. We also saw the building site for the Canadian Human Rights Museum which is sure to be a fantastic place in a few years. A highlight of the day was when Jamie and Adam posed as nephews of an elite Winnipeg businessman meeting for seat selection at the new Winnipeg Jets arena. Operation Jetpack was in full swing and they were able to sneak past security and get a tasty view of the arena. The day was great but our night proved even better.
Every one knows the only way to cure the Tuesday blues: cheap night at the movies. So for once,it was easy for the five of us to come to a consensus on how we would spend the evening. Donning our Open Road Project t-shirts, we headed to the theatre with a plan. We then proceeded to meet, chat with, andbuy tickets for quite a few strangers. Like I said, it was cheap night, so the gesture was more random than kind in terms of a dollar value, but we all know the old saying, sometimes it’s the thought that counts. It proved to be a really cool experience and we were able to do this for over 20 people. We hope that the gesture was appreciated and passed along to others. The response we received was great, and an idea that we would consider a success. That’s all for now, today were driving to Regina for Willms birthday. More to come regarding that of course.


The Boys


  1. Hey Boys,
    Hope you're having fun!
    Thanks for keeping us updated.

  2. Thanks for buying our movie tickets boys! It was really nice of you, although my friend was pretty disappointed to find out you weren't just hitting on us :P
    Enjoy the rest of your trip! We'll be following along!

  3. Great to hear about the creatively generous idea boys. Sounds like you guys are a hit in more ways than one. Just remember to keep the kindness spread out...not just the ladies. ;)