Like Gilles Cyr, shown above. He was on his way to Winnipeg to work as a furniture mover. His goal is to save enough to go to Edmonton to study culinary arts. We interviewed him on the bus, where he shared about the family values that mean so much to him.
Among the more mature travellers, the guy across the aisle from us had travelled by bus four times in the last six weeks from Sault Ste Marie to Vancouver. He's relocating to the Sault and must move a fleet of vehicles. A retired couple sitting behind us don't like flying, but there no more trains through Thunder Bay, so they're forced to bus it.
We've had no trouble finding people to interview. But our chances of doing interviews can be limited if the bus is crowded and rest stops short (because we're running late).
We're finally out of Ontario, after more than 24 hours of bus time over the last week. A heavy rain began just east of Kenora and threatens to continue for our entire time in Winnipeg (and maybe beyond, who knows!).
Our Winnipeg host, Mario De Negri, took us to a restaurant called Charisma for an Indian dinner. We later interviewed him for the Love Tour. Stay tuned for that!
Today's video link is to one of last Saturday's interviews in Sault Ste Marie, with Pete Stinnissen, speaking about his love of St. Joseph Island.