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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.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Regina Monologue

Last Night was our one and only night in Saskatchewan. Two new friends Tosh and Siyee accompanied our arrival to the province. These boys are pretty close to our age and have spent time living all around the country with their next destination being B.C.. We took them from Winnipeg to Regina and were repaid with some rather interesting hitchhiking stories from their travels over the years. From encounters with some pretty crazy people including drug addicts, it's understandable why this way of travelling has gotten the bad rep that it has. However for our sake, it was quite nice to offer a ride to two young, non threatening adventurous travelers.

After we dismissed the boys to catch another ride, it was time to celebrate. It was Josh’s 20th Birthday and we all reaped the rewards. Dressing sharply, the five of us strut into Casino Regina (doing our best to pose as high rollers) and sat ourselves down to a superb steak dinner (a treat that we will definitely not be enjoying often). As we got to our second Walmart Campground of the trip, we played some cards, and set up shop. Then we went to sleep, ready for an ambitious early start in the morning...


7:00 am Alarm.

Hit Snooze.

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8:00 am Alarm.

Thought about waking up

Hit Snooze

More zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s

9:00 am Alarm

Talked about waking up…

Hit snooze

Even more zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Woke up.

Once we finally did get up, we set up a nice little breakfast camp in the lot and greeted everybody walking past on his or her morning errands. With our microwave plugged into the generator, and a value size milk jug bought cheap, we enjoyed some cereal hot and cold, then hopped back on the road ready for another full day of driving.
Sorry dear prairies, Alberta and the mountains are more exciting. This blog needs some adventurous stories.

Cheers,The Boys


  1. The five boys in the prairie photo looks like an album cover. What style of music will you record? -- Mom Maguire

  2. I love the last photo.
    I question what the UFO is though.