March 27, 2012
Following an early start, the trailer was loaded and the vehicle secured and ready for travel. With a final wave from team members the truck and trailer pulled away from the UofA campus and was Houston bound.
The first destination was Calgary, where our driver helmets needed to be picked up. Having done this the next stop was the border. A couple coffee and food breaks later and with no problems at the border we’d passed into the state of Montana.
As the sun sank we continued our trip south and passed through small town after town. With time getting a little short, we’ve picked up a couple extra gas containers to help us travel farther between needing fuel. The final stop for the night was made at a rest station just before Billings, Montana. The truck seats were reclined and a short sleep was begun.
– Matthew Sponiar, Project Manager