Saturday, June 20, 2009

Minnedosa to Portage La Prairie

June 19 2009
This was a complicated day for us. It started with a long conversation over skype with daughter Darcy who was heading off for a summer internship. It was a hard goodbye to Darcy - it will be hard to arrange phone calls for the next few months.
It was the longest day of riding so far. As it turns out it was the fastest day yet -a PB - averaged 31 over 121 Km of flat Trans Canada. Finally got a break from the winds - SW 7K/Hr
And daughter Caitlin was flying to Winnipeg and we were to meet her in Portage La Prairie. Caitlin arrived by bus into Portage several hours before we made it to town. "Welcome to my hood" she greeted us. She had scouted out the entire town and knew everyone at Tim's by the time we arrived.
We checked into the campground, bought a frisbee, had some fun playing catch. We shared a beautiful evening getting caught up on things back home.


  1. Hello Thompsons. It's great to see such great photos of the prairies, especially the one with the girls smiling in the almost looks tropical! And finally the wind turned in your favour...hopefully that will begin to erase the memory of the wind from the previous 2 weeks.
    Here's wishing you all the best as you head into Winnipeg and you pass through the half-way mark on your way into Ontario. The Winnipeg team has put together an amazing agenda and we can't wait to hear all about it on your next blog update. Mel, this will be a very memorable Father's Day...enjoy! The Codes

  2. Hi all -- just back from overseas and catching up on all your posts. The pictures and stories are amazing and what you're accomplishing with your awareness campaign is monumental. Continued safe and easy-riding!! Debbie P.