Day # 99
We start day number 99 on the road in Guelph and immediately people are honking and donating. They seem to be in a very good mood. They may have seen us on last nights baseball game on television or maybe they saw us on the front page of today’s Toronto Sun. John Lees, a reporter from CFPL-TV joins us on the road along with his daughter Alene. News Director Derwin Smythe also joins us as we make our way across a covered bridge and into a park in Guelph. At noon hour, Debbie Marks, Jennifer Mosher and Ron Schistad (all co-workers at television) join us and our Journey Coordinator, Ron Calhoun (who worked with Terry Fox and is the man who coined the phrase Marathon of Hope) joins us late the day. We are busy along the road with donations and lots of people honking, waving and yelling out words of encouragement. The police are a bit upset about how many of our people are on the road. We can appreciate the concern and once more we have to remind our volunteers of safety concerns and the need to be careful. It’s hard to dampen enthusiasm when so many people are excited about what they are doing. We clear Acton before the end of the day and I’m finding that my shoulders are very sore. I sleep on the motor home on the way back to Guelph. After dinner at a restaurant in Guelph, Jesse and I along with Sean Bagshaw (Jesse’s helper on the road) leave early to get Jesse a hot bath and a hair wash. I write my journal and get ready for bed. I’m really tired tonight.