Day 1 Vancouver-Mission

Day one is complete!

I woke up early this morning VERY nervous. I was thinking to myself, Margaux, why, why did you have to pick Canada, out of all the places you could have thought of: stupid. Oh well, we’re on our way now and there’s no more energy to waste on worrying. We had a relatively quick ride today (around 75km) most of which was along Highway 7.

I want to thank everyone who came out to the departure today. It meant to much to have people there waving us off. It was also pretty cool that a couple of TV stations showed up. My biggest worry was actually that we would ride down the street, I’d turn around to give a last wave and I’d crash, or, even better, oh so gracefully veer into a parked car. I wouldn’t put it past me.

Ms. Allester rode us out of town, which was great! After splitting off with her, we continued down the highway and rode right past an Ikea. My mom started screaming from behind me (I thought she had maybe fallen), and then I realize she’s telling me to turn into Ikea for lunch. I shouldn’t have even been surprised. So, that was that and we took a little Ikea meatball pit stop. I’m not complaining about it.

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We got to Mission around 3pm, took showers and I learned how to wash my clothes in a sink. Pretty exciting.

Just for people who want to keep up with us even more you can add me on OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA:

Snapchat: Margauxsmith

Instagram: Margauxsride

Twitter: @Margauxsride

We’re almost at $8,000 donation wise, which is wonderful! TODAY EVERYTHING IS GETTING MATCHED BY A DONOR SO IF YOU HAVEN’T DONATED YET, TODAY MIGHT BE THE DAY!

https://www.justgiving.com/MargauxsRide/

Also, here’s a news segment that was on CTV Saturday night (9 minutes onward): http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=632737&binId=1.1184759&playlistPageNum=1

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