This is the first of three posts documenting our September, 2010 Labour Day long-weekend family bike camping trip between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
With our plans for an 18-day tour in Michigan later this month, we figured we should squeeze in another weekend adventure yet this summer to get our legs, our minds, and our kids ready for a longer trip. Instead of sorting out all the details beforehand, we decided to theme this outing with spontaneity and frugality. This meant no pre-booking campsites — we would free camp instead! No route planning — we would decide where to go next after each rest stop! And finally — limiting our budget to $20 a day to get a feel for what living on the road may be like without ‘spoiling’ ourselves as if on vacation. …continue reading this post »