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.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

By The Numbers

10,271km : Total distance traveled
19 : Number of sunglasses in our collection
$2,417.37: Dollars spent on repairs
11: Number of Value Villages experienced
$1.49: Highest price paid per liter of fuel
$1.12: Lowest price paid per liter of fuel
120 : Litres per tank of fuel
51ft: Distance worth of Subway subs consumed
4: How many times we stalled on a mountain slope
$239: Amount Adam Epp spent on ostrich products
2,658 : Estimated number of pretzels in our 2kg bag
883 : Number of weeds pulled from gardens
$1000: Number of Dollars won for daring antics
$140: Amount of money in Jamie's wallet when he lost it
0: Amount of money in Jamie's wallet when it was returned the next day
$12.95: Cost of our cheapest, most disgusting meal at a pitstop in Montana (fed the 5)
8: Number of nights spent in Wal-Mart parking lots
0: Number of speeding tickets or negative interactions with "the man" (possibly the most surprising number of the entire trip)
15: Number of provinces/states we visited
1: Number of mountains climbed
2: Number of "physical" challenges
1:1: Ratio of tanks of fuel to quarts of oil consumed.
20: Number of mechanical/structural parts that broke on Lily
95%: Percentage of time that at least one of us was shirtless
50/50: Chance that Lily would start on the first try

1: Trip of a lifetime

Cheers, The Boys

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thanks for waiting!

Blog update coming this Thanksgiving weekend! Sorry for the delay!

In the meantime, you can read an article that was written about our trip by Emily Loewen for the Canadian Mennonite magazine.

Click Here!

Cheers, The Boys