What’s up at home as we Cycle Across Canada?

Everyone knows what I am up to but I am craving the local gossip and news from friends and family. If I don’t know you just tell me about your new adventure dream.
A couple of questions. What do you do in the prairies in the middle of a lightning storm? I would like to know how others cycled across Ottawa!!
Looking forward to Winnipeg…..just down the road :0 Maxine