Saturday, May 15, 2010


70 minutes to go!

And I wish the weather was better. At least it is dry this morning, which is more than we can say for the last few weeks. And the temperatures have been so low! Almost every morning since we came back from New Zealand before the end of March, the car temperature monitor has screamed "ice" at us, meaning the temperature is below 3 degrees.

We had a new twist on this yesterday. You remember that we had to spend half of the last day before VBW driving over to Pamiers - a round trip of 110 kms - to the motorhome dealer, because the water heater in V-Force One did not work.

This is what had happened. Apparently there is an ice detector in the vehicle as well. If the temperature falls to 3 degrees, it jettisons all the water from the fresh water tank! So then of course when you switch the heater on, nothing happens.

Soon I will be setting out on the madcap caper I have been planning and training for over the past 2 years. I am touched by the messages of support I have received over that time and especially yesterday - some of them very emotional. I will do my best to live up to all your expectations.

1 comment:

Kerri said...

GO VIC GO!!!!!!!!!!!! We are soooo excited for you and know you will do great! Wish we were all there with you! Love the photo--we have one just like it in the same spot minus the awesome banner of course, but with the 2 of you in it!!!

Good luck and have fun doing it!
Hi Gay! Miss you guys! k